12 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

12 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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12 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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

2
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.
Go for a jaunt from Sapporo to Otaru to see Otaru Canal about 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: walk around Odori Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Sapporo JR Tower Observatory T38, fly down the slopes at Mt. Okura Observatory, and take a stroll around Sapporo Underground Pedestrian Space.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Sapporo trip planning website .

Singapore, Singapore to Sapporo is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Sapporo due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Singapore in October, expect Sapporo to be cooler, temps between 15°C and 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Asahikawa.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Otaru Canal
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Odori Park ©
Odori Park
Otaru Canal ©
Otaru Canal
Sapporo Clock Tower ©
Sapporo Clock Tower

3
nights
Asahikawa

Asahikawa ©
Perched on the confluence of four rivers and surrounded by green hills, Asahikawa combines a modern city experience with the pristine nature nearby.
Get out of town with these interesting Asahikawa side-trips: Biei-cho (Shirahige Falls, Blue Pond, & more), Farm Tomita (in Nakafurano-cho) and Ningle Terrace (in Furano). There's lots more to do: get to know the resident critters at Asahiyama Zoo, make a trip to Asahikawa Station, take in the awesome beauty at Asahi-dake, and take in nature's colorful creations at Asahiyama Miura Garden.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Asahikawa travel route planner .

Traveling by train from Sapporo to Asahikawa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Sapporo in October; daily highs in Asahikawa reach 10°C and lows reach 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Noboribetsu.

Things to do in Asahikawa

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Biei-cho, Farm Tomita, Asahi-dake, Daisetsuzan, Ningle Terrace
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Asahiyama Zoo ©
Asahiyama Zoo
Shirogane Blue Pond ©
Shirogane Blue Pond
Farm Tomita ©
Farm Tomita

2
nights
Noboribetsu

Noboribetsu ©
Perhaps the island's best-known hot spring resort, Noboribetsu has a long history of tourism.
On the 12th (Sat), witness a stunning natural landmark at Oku no Yu, then explore the striking landscape at Jigokudani, and then find something for the whole family at Noboribetsu Date Historic Village. On the 13th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: witness a stunning natural landmark at Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Noboribetsu Marine Park Nixe, and then explore the activities along Lake Toya.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Noboribetsu trip builder website .

Traveling by car from Asahikawa to Noboribetsu takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Asahikawa, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Noboribetsu, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Hakodate.

Things to do in Noboribetsu

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trip

Lake Toya
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Jigokudani ©
Jigokudani
Lake Toya ©
Lake Toya
Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath ©
Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath

3
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 14th (Mon), take in the awesome beauty at Mount Hakodate, wander the streets of Motomachi, then take in panoramic vistas at Goryokaku Tower, and finally admire the striking features of Goryokaku Park. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Shinoridate Remains, appreciate the history behind Akai Kutsu no Shojo Statue, appreciate the history behind Monument of Former Site of Hakodate Station, steep yourself in history at The Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward, then make a trip to Hachimanzaka, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Hakodate Orthodox Church.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Hakodate trip itinerary app .

You can take a train from Noboribetsu to Hakodate in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. In October, daily temperatures in Hakodate can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. On the 16th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hakodate

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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Mount Hakodate ©
Mount Hakodate
Goryokaku Tower ©
Goryokaku Tower
Goryokaku Park ©
Goryokaku Park

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