10 days in Toyama Prefecture & Hokkaido Itinerary

10 days in Toyama Prefecture & Hokkaido Itinerary

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Fly to Toyama Airport, Drive to Tateyama-machi
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Tateyama-machi
— 1 day
Drive
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Takaoka
— 2 nights
Drive to Toyama Airport, Fly to Hakodate Airport
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Hakodate
— 1 night
Fly
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Sapporo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Biei-cho
— 3 nights
Fly

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Tateyama-machi

The small town of Tateyama-machi, nestled in the hills of Mount Tate, remains most notable as the gateway to the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): admire the engineering at Kurobe Dam, go for a walk through Yuki no Otani (Snow Wall), hike along Hotel Tateyama / Tateyama transmural light Terminal Co., Ltd., then explore the activities along Mikurigaike Pond, and finally cruise along Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route.

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Singapore, Singapore to Tateyama-machi is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Tateyama-machi due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Singapore in May, expect Tateyama-machi to be slightly colder, temps between 26°C and 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Takaoka.

Things to do in Tateyama-machi

Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Trails
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Takaoka

Takaoka is a city in the northwestern portion of Toyama Prefecture, Japan. On the 19th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Inami Betsuin Zuisen-ji Temple, take a peaceful walk through Ranjo Forest, make a trip to Zuiryuji Temple, then walk around Otogi no Mori Park, and finally examine the collection at Takaoka Mikurumayama Museum.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Takaoka itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Tateyama-machi to Takaoka takes 1.5 hours. In May in Takaoka, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Hakodate.

Things to do in Takaoka

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

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Hakodate

City of Lights

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.
On the 21st (Thu), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Hakodate, contemplate the long history of Kyu Soma-tei, don't miss a visit to Hachimanzaka, contemplate the long history of Goryokaku Dozo, then walk around Goryokaku Park, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Goryokaku Tower.

To find photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Hakodate trip maker app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Takaoka to Hakodate. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Takaoka in May; daily highs in Hakodate reach 18°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Sapporo.

Things to do in Hakodate

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature
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Sapporo

CIty of Ramen

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.
Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Sapporo Clock Tower, get into the urban bustle at Sapporo Underground Shopping Centre Aurora Town, stroll around Odori Park, then enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Hokkaido University Sapporo Campus, then take in panoramic vistas at Okurayama Lookout, and finally explore the activities along Otaru Canal.

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You can fly from Hakodate to Sapporo in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Sapporo can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Biei-cho.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 21 — 23:

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Biei-cho

Famous for scenic views of vast fields, wide meadows, and gently rolling hills against the backdrop of the Taisetsu mountain range, Biei-cho offers a picture-prefect setting for a pleasant countryside vacation.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): take a memorable drive along Ken & Mary Tree, relax in the rural setting at Biei Farm, admire the natural beauty at Shikisai no Oka, then contemplate the waterfront views at Shirogane Blue Pond, then admire the sheer force of Shirahige Falls, and finally take a memorable drive along Shirakaba Road. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Kurodake, take in nature's colorful creations at Farm Tomita, then don't miss a visit to Ningle Terrace, then get outside with Patchwork no Michi, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Asahidake Natural Hiking Route.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Biei-cho road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Sapporo to Biei-cho takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sapporo in May: highs in Biei-cho hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 10°C. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Biei-cho

Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Toyama Prefecture travel guide

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Landmarks · Scenic Drive · Parks
Toyama Prefecture is a prefecture of Japan located in the Hokuriku region on the main Honshu island. The capital is the city of Toyama.Toyama is the leading industrial prefecture on the Japan Sea coast, and has the industrial advantage of cheap electricity from abundant hydroelectric resources. It also contains East Asia’s only known glaciers outside Russia, first recognized in 2012.HistoryHistorically, Toyama Prefecture was Etchū Province. Following the abolition of the han system in 1871, Etchū Province was renamed Niikawa Prefecture, but Imizu District was given to Nanao Prefecture. In 1872 Imizu District was returned by the new Ishikawa Prefecture.In 1876, Niikawa Prefecture was merged into Ishikawa Prefecture but the merger was void in 1881 and the area was re-established as Toyama Prefecture.The Itai-itai disease occurred in Toyama around 1950.GeographyToyama Prefecture is bordered by Ishikawa Prefecture to the west, Niigata to the northeast, Nagano to the southeast, Gifu to the south and Sea of Japan to the north.

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Hokkaido travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Landmarks · Parks
The northernmost of Japan's big four islands, Hokkaido seems a world apart from the rest of the country, with nearly a quarter of its total land area and only five percent of the population. To the Japanese, this island is synonymous with photogenic mountains and abundant wildlife. To most foreign visitors, a vacation in Hokkaido means exploring an area reminiscent of northern Europe, abundant in waterfalls, hot springs, volcanoes, mossy canyons, and peaceful lakes. Hokkaido also boasts the world's longest railway tunnel, the only land connection between this and Japan's main island Honshu.