18 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

18 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Hakodate
— 2 nights
2
Niseko-cho
— 2 nights
3
Noboribetsu
— 2 nights
4
Shari-cho
— 2 nights
5
Asahikawa
— 3 nights
6
Sapporo
— 3 nights
7
Sapporo
— 2 nights

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 28th (Thu): enjoy breathtaking views from Goryokaku Tower, appreciate the history behind Tadataka Ino Memorial Monument, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Hakodate, thensteep yourself in history at The Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward, thendon't miss a visit to Hachimanzaka, and finally stop by Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse. Keep things going the next day: hunt for treasures at Hakodate Morning Market, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Hakodate Park, take a stroll through Motomachi, thenadmire the striking features of Goryokaku Park, thenget to know the fascinating history of Shinoridate Remains, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Trappistine Monasteries.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Hakodate attractions planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Hakodate is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone changes from Singapore Standard Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In November, Hakodate is colder than Singapore - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to Niseko-cho.

Things to do in Hakodate

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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Mount Hakodate ©
Mount Hakodate
Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse ©
Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse
Hakodate Morning Market ©
Hakodate Morning Market

2
nights
Niseko-cho

Niseko-cho ©
Ranking as the most popular ski resort in Hokkaido, mountaintop Niseko-cho boasts great slopes and surprisingly vibrant nightlife.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): visit Kanrosui, fly down the slopes at Niseko Annupuri International Ski Area, fly down the slopes at Niseko Village Ski Resort, thentee off at Rusutsu Resort Amusement Park, and finally head outdoors with Hokkaido Backcountry Club. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Kagaminuma, explore the activities along Shinsennuma, and then hit the slopes at Niseko Mountain Resort Grand Hirafu Ski Place.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Niseko-cho trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hakodate to Niseko-cho takes 3 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to drive to Noboribetsu.

Things to do in Niseko-cho

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Kutchan-cho, Rusutsu Resort Amusement Park, Shinsennuma
Find places to stay Nov 29 — Dec 1:
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Niseko Village Ski Resort ©
Niseko Village Ski Resort
Rusutsu Resort Amusement Park ©
Rusutsu Resort Amusement Park

2
nights
Noboribetsu

Noboribetsu ©
Perhaps the island's best-known hot spring resort, Noboribetsu has a long history of tourism.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): witness a stunning natural landmark at Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Jigokudani, and then get in on the family fun at Noboribetsu Date Historic Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue): observe the fascinating underwater world at Noboribetsu Marine Park Nixe, thenmeet the residents at Noboribetsu Bear Park, thencontemplate the geological forces at Showashinzan, and finally explore the activities along Lake Toya.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Noboribetsu day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Niseko-cho to Noboribetsu in 1.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Noboribetsu are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Shari-cho.

Things to do in Noboribetsu

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trips

Showashinzan, Lake Toya
Find places to stay Dec 1 — 3:
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Jigokudani ©
Jigokudani
Noboribetsu Marine Park Nixe ©
Noboribetsu Marine Park Nixe
Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath ©
Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): admire the sheer force of Oshin Koshin Falls, contemplate the waterfront views at Shiretoko Beach, explore the striking landscape of Shiretoko Nature Center, contemplate the waterfront views at Shiretoko Goko Lake, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Shiretoko Peninsula, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Yuhidai. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, admire the sheer force of Kamuiwakka Hot Waterfall, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Shiretoko Misaki, and finally walk around Pereke River Shore Park.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Shari-cho day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Noboribetsu to Shari-cho takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Traveling from Noboribetsu in December, plan for a bit cooler nights in Shari-cho, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to drive to Asahikawa.

Things to do in Shari-cho

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Shiretoko Peninsula
Find places to stay Dec 3 — 5:
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Shiretoko Goko Lake ©
Shiretoko Goko Lake
Shiretoko Peninsula ©
Shiretoko Peninsula
Oshin Koshin Falls ©
Oshin Koshin Falls

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.
Visiting Viva Alpaca Farm and Asahiyama Yuki no Mura will get you outdoors. Kids will appreciate attractions like Asahiyama Zoo and Asahikawa Ramen Village. Explore Asahikawa's surroundings by going to Asahi-dake (in Higashikawa-cho), Shirahige Falls (in Biei-cho) and Campana Rokkatei (in Furano). There's lots more to do: buy something for everyone on your list at AEON MALL Asahikawa Ekimae, make a trip to Asahikawa Station, experience rural life at Ueno Farm, and fly down the slopes at Asahikawa Kamui Ski Resort.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Asahikawa road trip app.

Getting from Shari-cho to Asahikawa by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Shari-cho in December, expect nights in Asahikawa to be about the same, around °C, while days are little chillier, around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Sapporo.

Things to do in Asahikawa

Parks Outdoors Shopping

Side Trips

Asahi-dake, Shirahige Falls, Viva Alpaca Farm, Campana Rokkatei
Find places to stay Dec 5 — 8:
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Asahiyama Zoo ©
Asahiyama Zoo
Asahi-dake ©
Asahi-dake
Viva Alpaca Farm ©
Viva Alpaca Farm

3
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.
On the 9th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Sapporo Clock Tower, take a stroll around Sapporo Underground Shopping Centre Aurora Town, thenwalk around Odori Park, thenfind something for the whole family at Shiroi Koibito Park, and finally make a trip to Otaru Canal. On the next day, take an in-depth tour of Historical Village of Hokkaido (Kaitaku-no Mura), thenidentify plant and animal life at Earth Dream Kakuyama Farm, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Sapporo St. Michael's Church, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Okurayama Lookout.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Sapporo road trip tool.

You can drive from Asahikawa to Sapporo in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. December in Sapporo sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. On the 11th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Sapporo.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Earth Dream Kakuyama Farm, Otaru Canal
Find places to stay Dec 8 — 11:
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Odori Park ©
Odori Park
Otaru Canal ©
Otaru Canal

2
nights
Sapporo

Sapporo ©
On the 11th (Wed), take in the architecture and design of Hokkaido University Sapporo Campus, thenadmire nature's wide array of creatures at Maruyama Zoo, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Tanukikoji Shopping Street. Here are some ideas for day two: walk around Kokuei Takino Suzuran Hillside National Park, explore the activities along Lake Shikotsu, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Masumi Waterfall, and finally stroll around Moerenuma Park.

To find traveler tips and tourist information, refer to the Sapporo online route planner.

Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Otaru, Lake Shikotsu
Find places to stay Dec 11 — 13:
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Maruyama Zoo ©
Maruyama Zoo
Tanukikoji Shopping Street ©
Tanukikoji Shopping Street
Mt.Tengu ©
Mt.Tengu

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