15 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

15 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Singapore
Subway + 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 + Subway:  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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): test the waters at a local thermal spa, take in panoramic vistas at Goryokaku Tower, admire the striking features of Goryokaku Park, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakodate Morning Market, and finally stop by Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse. On the 18th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hakodate Orthodox Church, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Hakodate, enjoy breathtaking views from Mt. Hakodate Observatory, contemplate the long history of The Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward, then make a trip to Hachimanzaka, and finally visit Motomachi.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Hakodate online attractions planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Hakodate is an approximately 12- hour combination of subway and flight. You can also do a combination of subway, flight, and train. The time zone changes from Singapore Standard Time (SGT) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In April, Hakodate is cooler than Singapore - with highs of 13°C and lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Kutchan-cho.

Things to do in Hakodate

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

3
nights
Kutchan-cho

Kutchan-cho ©
Kutchan-cho's reputation rests on two things: skiing and potatoes.
Venture out of the city with trips to Niseko-cho (Niseko Annupuri International Ski Area & Niseko Village Ski Resort) and Yoichi-cho (Asadaen Farm & Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery). Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Yotei, hit the slopes at Niseko Hanazono Resort, head outdoors with Niseko Mountain Resort Grand Hirafu Ski Place, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Kutchan-cho trip tool.

Getting from Hakodate to Kutchan-cho by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Hakodate in April, you will find days in Kutchan-cho are slightly colder (9°C), and nights are about the same (7°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to drive to Noboribetsu.

Things to do in Kutchan-cho

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Niseko-cho, Yoichi-cho, Mt. Yotei Spring Water, Mt. Yotei
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Niseko Mountain Resort  Grand Hirafu Ski Place ©
Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery ©
Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery
Spas

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): get in on the family fun 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: meet the residents at Noboribetsu Marine Park Nixe, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath, then stop by Hamada Marutome Fruits Gaden, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Toya.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Noboribetsu online vacation builder.

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, expect slightly colder with lows of 3°C in Noboribetsu. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to 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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kurodake, take in the dramatic natural features at Fudo Rock, take in the awesome beauty at Akadake Ginsendai, then explore the activities along Daisetsu Kogen Swamp, then take in the awesome beauty at Daisetsuzan, and finally trek along Susoaidaira.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Kamikawa-cho trip maker app.

You can drive from Noboribetsu to Kamikawa-cho in 4 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Kamikawa-cho can reach 11°C, while at night they dip 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 Trails

Side Trips

Susoaidaira, Kurodake
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Daisetsuzan ©
Daisetsuzan
Akadake Ginsendai ©
Akadake Ginsendai
Kurodake ©
Kurodake

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): don't miss a visit to Asahikawa Station, walk around Hoppo Yasoen, take an in-depth tour of Hokuchin Memorial Museum, then get to know the resident critters at Asahiyama Zoo, then get to know the fascinating history of Asahidake Natural Hiking Route, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Asahiyama Miura Garden. On the 26th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Shirahige Falls, explore the activities along Shirogane Blue Pond, then admire the natural beauty at Shikisai no Oka, then experience rural life at Biei Farm, and finally stroll around Shinei no Oka Tenbo Koen.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Asahikawa day trip app.

You can drive from Kamikawa-cho to Asahikawa in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Kamikawa-cho in April, plan for a bit warmer nights in Asahikawa, with lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can take a 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, get into the urban bustle at Sapporo Underground Shopping Centre Aurora Town, take some stellar pictures from Sapporo TV Tower, and take in the architecture and design of Hokkaido University Sapporo Campus.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Sapporo trip itinerary planner.

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
Sapporo Clock Tower ©
Sapporo Clock Tower

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