22 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

22 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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22 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Hakodate
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Kutchan-cho
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Shakotan-cho
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Noboribetsu
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h
5
Teshikaga-cho
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Shari-cho
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
7
Asahikawa
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
8
Sapporo
— 4 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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): admire the striking features of Goryokaku Park, take in panoramic vistas at Goryokaku Tower, then wander the streets of Motomachi, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Hakodate. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Wed): stop by Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse, don't miss a visit to Hachimanzaka, then contemplate the long history of The Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward, and finally try out the rides at Hakodate Park.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Hakodate trip planning app .

Singapore, Singapore to Hakodate is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Hakodate due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Singapore in July, expect Hakodate to be slightly colder, temps between 26°C and 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can go by car to Kutchan-cho.

Things to do in Hakodate

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
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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.
Visiting River Rafting & Tubing and Shioya Beach will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Kutchan-cho side-trips: Rusutsu Resort (in Rusutsu-mura) and Yoichi-cho (Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery & Old Shimoyoichi Unjoya). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Niseko Mountain Resort Grand Hirafu Ski Place, stroll around Fukidashi Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Mishima's Shibazakura Garden, and take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Yotei.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Kutchan-cho sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Hakodate to Kutchan-cho takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daily temperatures in Kutchan-cho can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Shakotan-cho.

Things to do in Kutchan-cho

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Yoichi-cho, Fukidashi Park, Shioya Beach, Mt. Yotei, Rusutsu Resort
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Rusutsu Resort ©
Rusutsu Resort
Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery ©
Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery

1
night
Shakotan-cho

Shakotan-cho ©
Shakotan-cho is a quiet coastal town with sandy beaches, viewing points, and an underwater observatory for spotting salmon and sea urchins.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Cape Kamui, explore the activities along Shimamu Beach, and then make a trip to Cape Shakotan.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Shakotan-cho trip itinerary tool .

Getting from Kutchan-cho to Shakotan-cho by car takes about 2 hours. July in Shakotan-cho sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to drive to Noboribetsu.

Things to do in Shakotan-cho

Parks Nature Beaches
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Shimamu Beach ©
Shimamu Beach
Cape Kamui ©
Cape Kamui
Cape Shakotan ©
Cape Shakotan

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 13th (Mon): kick back and relax at Denshin Beach, then take in the natural beauty of Oku no Yu, then take in the dramatic natural features at Jigokudani, and finally take in the natural beauty of Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath. Keep things going the next day: find something for the whole family at Noboribetsu Date Historic Village and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Toya.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Noboribetsu road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Shakotan-cho to Noboribetsu takes 3.5 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Noboribetsu when traveling from Shakotan-cho in July, with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Teshikaga-cho.

Things to do in Noboribetsu

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Lake Toya, Denshin Beach
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Jigokudani ©
Jigokudani
Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath ©
Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath
Lake Toya ©
Lake Toya

3
nights
Teshikaga-cho

Teshikaga-cho ©
A small town amid big scenery, Teshikaga-cho sits in a national park.
Get in touch with nature at Akan-Mashu National Park and Kaminoko Pond. Go for a jaunt from Teshikaga-cho to Kiyosato-cho to see Sakura Falls about 52 minutes away. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Mashu, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Io, and hike along Tsutsujigahara Nature Trail.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Teshikaga-cho trip tool .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Noboribetsu to Teshikaga-cho in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In July, daytime highs in Teshikaga-cho are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to drive to Shari-cho.

Things to do in Teshikaga-cho

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Kiyosato-cho
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Akan-Mashu National Park ©
Akan-Mashu National Park
Lake Mashu ©
Lake Mashu
Mt. Io ©
Mt. Io

3
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.
Visiting Shiretoko Beach and Shiretoko Goko Lake will get you outdoors. Step out of Shari-cho with an excursion to Kitanemuro Ranch Way in Nakashibetsu-cho--about 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Shiretoko Peninsula, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Shiretoko Nature Center, admire the sheer force of Kamuiwakka Hot Waterfall, and take a memorable drive along Road to Heaven.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Shari-cho day trip planning website .

You can drive from Teshikaga-cho to Shari-cho in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a train. In July in Shari-cho, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Asahikawa.

Things to do in Shari-cho

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Shiretoko Peninsula, Kitanemuro Ranch Way
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Shiretoko Beach ©
Shiretoko Beach
Shiretoko Peninsula ©
Shiretoko Peninsula
Shiretoko Goko Lake ©
Shiretoko Goko Lake

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 outdoors at Asahiyama Zoo and Daisetsuzan. Change things up with these side-trips from Asahikawa: Farm Tomita (in Nakafurano-cho) and Biei-cho (Shikisai no Oka, Blue Pond, & more). There's lots more to do: get in on the family fun at Asahikawa Ramen Village, admire the natural beauty at Asahiyama Miura Garden, and make a trip to Asahikawa Station.

To see photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Asahikawa online day trip planner .

You can drive from Shari-cho to Asahikawa in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and train. Traveling from Shari-cho in July, Asahikawa is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Sapporo.

Things to do in Asahikawa

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Biei-cho, Daisetsuzan, Farm Tomita
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Asahiyama Zoo ©
Asahiyama Zoo
Daisetsuzan ©
Daisetsuzan
Blue Pond ©
Blue Pond

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.
Get in touch with nature at Otaru Canal and Mt. Okura Observatory. Go for a jaunt from Sapporo to Ishikari to see Asobeach Ishikari about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: stroll around Odori Park, get into the urban bustle at Sapporo Underground Pedestrian Space, take some stellar pictures from Sapporo TV Tower, and make a trip to Clock Tower (Tokei-dai).

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Sapporo trip planner .

Getting from Asahikawa to Sapporo by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. July in Sapporo sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 24°C at night. On the 27th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Asobeach Ishikari, Otaru Canal
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Odori Park ©
Odori Park
Okurayama Lookout ©
Okurayama Lookout
Otaru Canal ©
Otaru Canal

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