15 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

15 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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15 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Hakodate
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Kutchan-cho
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Noboribetsu
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Kamikawa-cho
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Asahikawa
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
6
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): test the waters at a local thermal spa, enjoy breathtaking views from Goryokaku Tower, then admire the landmark architecture of Goryokaku Park, then hunt for treasures at Hakodate Morning Market, and finally stop by Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Hakodate Orthodox Church, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Hakodate, enjoy breathtaking views from Mt. Hakodate Observatory, steep yourself in history at The Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward, then don't miss a visit to Hachimanzaka, and finally wander the streets of Motomachi.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Hakodate trip itinerary builder .

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. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Singapore in April; daily highs in Hakodate reach 13°C and lows reach 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kutchan-cho.

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

3
nights
Kutchan-cho

Kutchan-cho ©
Kutchan-cho's reputation rests on two things: skiing and potatoes.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kutchan-cho: Yoichi-cho (Asadaen Farm & Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery) and Niseko-cho (Niseko Annupuri International Ski Area & Niseko Village Ski Resort). And it doesn't end there: hit the slopes at Niseko Mountain Resort Grand Hirafu Ski Place, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Yotei, contemplate the waterfront views at Mt. Yotei Spring Water, and head outdoors with Niseko Hanazono Resort.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Kutchan-cho trip planning tool .

Drive from Hakodate to Kutchan-cho in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Hakodate in April, expect nights in Kutchan-cho to be about the same, around 7°C, while days are slightly colder, around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Noboribetsu.

Things to do in Kutchan-cho

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Niseko-cho, Yoichi-cho, Mt. Yotei, Mt. Yotei Spring Water
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Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery ©
Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery
Niseko Hanazono Resort ©
Niseko Hanazono Resort

2
nights
Noboribetsu

Noboribetsu ©
Perhaps the island's best-known hot spring resort, Noboribetsu has a long history of tourism.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): find something for the whole family at Noboribetsu Date Historic Village, take in the dramatic natural features at Jigokudani, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Here are some ideas for day two: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Noboribetsu Marine Park Nixe, take in the natural beauty of Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Toya.

To see maps and tourist information, use the Noboribetsu online attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Kutchan-cho to Noboribetsu takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Kutchan-cho in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Noboribetsu, with lows of 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Kamikawa-cho.

Things to do in Noboribetsu

Theme Parks Parks Nature

Side Trips

Hamada Marutome Fruits Gaden, Lake Toya
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Noboribetsu Marine Park Nixe ©
Noboribetsu Marine Park Nixe
Jigokudani ©
Jigokudani
Lake Toya ©
Lake Toya

1
night
Kamikawa-cho

Kamikawa-cho ©
Because of its proximity to Daisetsuzan National Park and its picturesque surroundings, many visitors opt for a vacation in Kamikawa-cho, looking to explore the pristine natural sights nearby.
On the 24th (Fri), take in the awesome beauty at Kurodake, explore the striking landscape at Fudo Rock, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Akadake Ginsendai, then explore the activities along Daisetsu Kogen Swamp, then take in the awesome beauty at Daisetsuzan, and finally head outdoors with Susoaidaira.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Kamikawa-cho trip maker tool .

You can drive from Noboribetsu to Kamikawa-cho in 4 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Asahikawa.

Things to do in Kamikawa-cho

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Kurodake, Susoaidaira
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Daisetsuzan ©
Daisetsuzan
Akadake Ginsendai ©
Akadake Ginsendai

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): make a trip to Asahikawa Station, walk around Hoppo Yasoen, take an in-depth tour of Hokuchin Memorial Museum, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Asahiyama Zoo, then get to know the fascinating history of Asahidake Natural Hiking Route, and finally admire the natural beauty at Asahiyama Miura Garden. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Shirahige Falls, explore the activities along Shirogane Blue Pond, admire the natural beauty at Shikisai no Oka, then relax in the rural setting at Biei Farm, and finally walk around Shinei no Oka Tenbo Koen.

For reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Asahikawa travel route planning website .

You can drive from Kamikawa-cho to Asahikawa in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Kamikawa-cho in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Asahikawa, with lows of 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Sapporo.

Things to do in Asahikawa

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Biei-cho, Asahidake Natural Hiking Route, Hoppo Yasoen
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Asahiyama Zoo ©
Asahiyama Zoo
Shirogane Blue Pond ©
Shirogane Blue Pond
Shikisai no Oka ©
Shikisai no Oka

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Sapporo: Otaru (JR Otaru Station & Otaru Canal). And it doesn't end there: walk around Odori Park, take some stellar pictures from Mt. Moiwa, contemplate the long history of Hokkaido Jingu, and hit the slopes at Okurayama Lookout.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Sapporo trip planning app .

You can take a train from Asahikawa to Sapporo in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 7°C. On the 30th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Otaru
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Odori Park ©
Odori Park
Otaru Canal ©
Otaru Canal

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