12 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

12 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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12 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Hakodate
— 1 night
train:  3​h
2
Noboribetsu
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Nakafurano-cho
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Asahikawa
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
5
Sapporo
— 5 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: Singapore

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): walk around Goryokaku Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Goryokaku Tower, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Hakodate. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse, don't miss a visit to Hachimanzaka, then steep yourself in history at The Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward, and finally wander the streets of Motomachi.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Hakodate tour planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Hakodate is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Hakodate is 1 hour. In August, Hakodate is little chillier than Singapore - with highs of 28°C and lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to drive to Noboribetsu.

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Mount Hakodate ©
Mount Hakodate
Goryokaku Tower ©
Goryokaku Tower
Goryokaku Park ©
Goryokaku Park

2
nights
Noboribetsu

Noboribetsu ©
Perhaps the island's best-known hot spring resort, Noboribetsu has a long history of tourism.
On the 13th (Tue), get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Noboribetsu Marine Park Nixe, witness a stunning natural landmark at Oku no Yu, take in the dramatic natural features at Jigokudani, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Oyunuma, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Hiyoriyama Viewing Platform. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Fujin and then try out the rides at Noboribetsu Date Historic Village.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Noboribetsu trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Hakodate to Noboribetsu in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August in Noboribetsu, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Nakafurano-cho.

Things to do in Noboribetsu

Parks Theme Parks Nature
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Jigokudani ©
Jigokudani
Noboribetsu Marine Park Nixe ©
Noboribetsu Marine Park Nixe
Oku no Yu ©
Oku no Yu

1
night
Nakafurano-cho

Nakafurano-cho ©
Flower-viewing tourism draws flocks of visitors to Nakafurano-cho, a Hokkaido town famed for its many lavander fields.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Farm Tomita, explore and take pictures at Tomita Melon House, and then admire the natural beauty at Choei Lavender Farm.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Nakafurano-cho vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Noboribetsu to Nakafurano-cho takes 3.5 hours. In August in Nakafurano-cho, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Asahikawa.

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Parks
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Farm Tomita ©
Farm Tomita
Choei Lavender Farm ©
Choei Lavender Farm
Tomita Melon House ©
Tomita Melon House

1
night
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.
On the 16th (Fri), stroll through Asahiyama Zoo and then find something for the whole family at Asahikawa Ramen Village.

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You can drive from Nakafurano-cho to Asahikawa in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Nakafurano-cho in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 26°C in Asahikawa. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Sapporo.

Things to do in Asahikawa

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Asahiyama Zoo ©
Asahiyama Zoo
Asahikawa Ramen Village ©
Asahikawa Ramen Village

5
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. The adventure continues: stroll around Odori Park, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Hokkaido University Sapporo Campus, steep yourself in history at Hokkaido Jingu, and take a stroll around Sapporo Underground Pedestrian Space.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Sapporo online day trip planner .

Traveling by train from Asahikawa to Sapporo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Sapporo can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. On the 21st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

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Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Otaru Canal
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Odori Park ©
Odori Park
Otaru Canal ©
Otaru Canal

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