13 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

13 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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13 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly + train:  12​h
1
Otaru
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Toyako-cho
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Asahikawa
— 3 nights
bus + Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
Shari-cho
— 2 nights
taxi + train:  3​h
5
Kushiro
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  20​h
End: Singapore

2
nights
Otaru

Otaru ©
The port city of Otaru has long attracted domestic visitors, drawn in by the city's many historic buildings, and has started to garner international attention, too.
You've now added Otaru Canal to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): sample the fine beverages at Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery and then contemplate the waterfront views at Otaru Canal. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Fri): look for gifts at Otaru Music Box Museum Main Building, observe the fascinating underwater world at Otaru Aquarium, contemplate the long history of The Site of Temiya Line, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Sankaku Market, and finally don't miss a visit to JR Otaru Station.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Otaru online visit planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Otaru is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Otaru due to the time zone difference. In May, Otaru is much colder than Singapore - with highs of 17°C and lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to drive to Toyako-cho.

Things to do in Otaru

Parks Shopping Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery
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Otaru Canal ©
Otaru Canal
Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery ©
Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery
Otaru Music Box Museum Main Building ©

2
nights
Toyako-cho

Toyako-cho ©
Lake Toya has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): fly down the slopes at Rusutsu Resort Ski and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Toya. On the next day, take in panoramic vistas at Silo Viewing Platform, then engage your brain at Toyako Volcano Science Museum, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Niseko Village Ski Resort.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Toyako-cho tour builder website .

Traveling by car from Otaru to Toyako-cho takes 2 hours. Traveling from Otaru in May, expect little chillier with lows of 9°C in Toyako-cho. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Asahikawa.

Things to do in Toyako-cho

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Lake Toya, Rusutsu Resort Ski, Niseko Village Ski Resort
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Lake Toya ©
Lake Toya
Rusutsu Resort Ski ©
Rusutsu Resort Ski
Niseko Village Ski Resort ©
Niseko Village Ski Resort

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: Farm Tomita (in Nakafurano-cho), Biei-cho (Blue Pond, Shirahige Falls, & more) and Roller Coaster Road (in Kamifurano-cho). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Asahiyama Zoo, see the interesting displays at Otokoyama Sakezukuri Museum, get in on the family fun at Asahikawa Ramen Village, and explore and take pictures at Ueno Farm.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Asahikawa online trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Toyako-cho to Asahikawa with the Route module. Traveling from Toyako-cho in May, Asahikawa is a bit warmer at night with lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to drive to Shari-cho.

Things to do in Asahikawa

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trips

Biei-cho, Farm Tomita, Roller Coaster Road, Ningle Terrace
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Asahiyama Zoo ©
Asahiyama Zoo
Farm Tomita ©
Farm Tomita
Shirogane Blue Pond ©
Shirogane Blue Pond

2
nights
Shari-cho

Shari-cho ©
Tourism in Shari-cho, a small town situated on Hokkaido's eastern tip, flourishes mainly because of its immediate proximity to the Shiretoko World Heritage Site.
Shiretoko Goko Lake has been added to your itinerary. On the 31st (Fri), take in the dramatic scenery at Oshin Koshin Falls, then admire the sheer force of Furepe Waterfall, then contemplate the waterfront views at Shiretoko Goko Lake, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Sandan no Taki Fall. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Road to Heaven and then take in the dramatic natural features at Godzilla Rock.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Shari-cho trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Asahikawa to Shari-cho takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of train, flight, and taxi. Traveling from Asahikawa in May, expect a bit cooler with lows of 11°C in Shari-cho. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Kushiro.

Things to do in Shari-cho

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Shiretoko Goko Lake ©
Shiretoko Goko Lake
Oshin Koshin Falls ©
Oshin Koshin Falls
Road to Heaven ©
Road to Heaven

2
nights
Kushiro

Kushiro ©
Kushiro first developed as an industrial hub thanks to its relatively ice-free harbor, and has since also become known as a transport hub for journeys to the east of the island.
Akan Lake has been added to your itinerary. On the 2nd (Sun), appreciate the history behind Fuyu Statue, take in the views from Nusamai Bridge, then enjoy breathtaking views from Kushiro Marsh Observatory, then contemplate the waterfront views at Akan Lake, and finally take in the views from Takimi Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Hokuto Ancient Ruin Museum and then look for all kinds of wild species at Kushiro City Red-crowned Crane Natural Park.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Kushiro day trip planner.

Drive from Shari-cho to Kushiro in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of car and bus. June in Kushiro sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kushiro

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Nature
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Akan Lake ©
Akan Lake
Nusamai Bridge ©
Nusamai Bridge
Kushiro Marsh Observatory ©
Kushiro Marsh Observatory

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