10 days in Hakodate, Furano & Sapporo Itinerary

10 days in Hakodate, Furano & Sapporo Itinerary

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10 days in Hakodate, Furano & Sapporo Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Hakodate
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Furano
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Sapporo
— 4 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: Singapore

2
nights
Hakodate

Hakodate ©
A gateway to the island, Hakodate has gained a reputation for its waterfront attractions, its proximity to some of the island's most popular natural sites, and its seafood.
On the 26th (Sat), take a stroll through Motomachi, admire the striking features of Kyu Soma-tei, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sotoshu Koryuji Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Trappist Monasteries, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Onuma Park Walking Path. On your second day here, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Esan, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Trappistine Monasteries, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Hakodate, then pause for some serene contemplation at St.John's Church Hakodate, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hakodate Orthodox Church.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Hakodate travel app .

Singapore, Singapore to Hakodate is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Singapore Time (SGT) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Singapore in October; daily highs in Hakodate reach 18°C and lows reach 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Furano.

Things to do in Hakodate

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Trappist Monasteries, Onuma Park Walking Path
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Motomachi ©
Motomachi
Onuma Park Walking Path ©
Onuma Park Walking Path
Trappistine Monasteries ©
Trappistine Monasteries

3
nights
Furano

Furano ©
Situated in the center of the island, Furano has become known for its idyllic rural landscape, and the drastic changes it experiences as seasons shift.
Take a break from the city and head to Asahi-dake and Shirahige Falls. Get a sense of the local culture at Asahidake Natural Hiking Route and Kyu Sumitomo Akabiratanko Koguchi Yokujo. Venture out of the city with trips to Daisetsuzan (in Kamikawa-cho), Biei-cho (Shirogane Blue Pond & Patchwork no Michi) and Yukomanbetsu Swamp (in Higashikawa-cho). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Arte Piazza Bibai, hit the slopes at Furano Ski Resort, walk around Furano Budogaoka Park, and learn about winemaking at Furano Wine Factory.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Furano online road trip planner .

Getting from Hakodate to Furano by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Hakodate in October, things will get little chillier in Furano: highs are around 14°C and lows about 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Sapporo.

Things to do in Furano

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Biei-cho, Higashikawa-cho, Arte Piazza Bibai, Onsen Resorts, Kyu Sumitomo Akabiratanko Koguchi Yokujo
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Asahi-dake ©
Asahi-dake
Furano Ski Resort ©
Furano Ski Resort
Arte Piazza Bibai ©
Arte Piazza Bibai

4
nights
Sapporo

Sapporo ©
A modern, bustling city known for its beer brewery, Sapporo attracts millions of visitors with its Snow Festival, during which elaborate ice and snow sculptures are exhibited all over town.
Get some cultural insight at Fushimi Inari Shrine and Former Hokkaido Government Office Building. Take a break from the city and head to Shinsennuma and Mt. Yotei. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sapporo: Noboribetsu (Oyunuma, Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath, & more) and White Isle Niseko (in Kutchan-cho). Next up on the itinerary: fly down the slopes at Sapporo Kokusai Ski Resort, explore the world behind art at Sapporo Art Museum, steep yourself in history at Sapporo Clock Tower, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Asahi Breweries Hokkaido Brewery.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Sapporo trip planner.

You can drive from Furano to Sapporo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Furano in October since evenings lows in Sapporo dip to 11°C. On the 3rd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Noboribetsu, White Isle Niseko, Shinsennuma, Mt. Yotei
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Shinsennuma ©
Shinsennuma
Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath ©
Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath
Sapporo Kokusai Ski Resort ©
Sapporo Kokusai Ski Resort

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