11 days in Japan Itinerary

11 days in Japan Itinerary

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11 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Sapporo
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Toyako-cho
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
3
Rusutsu-mura
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Chitose
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h
End: Singapore

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sapporo Central Wholesale Market Jogai Market, Sapporo Beer Museum, Ario Sapporo, and other attractions you added. Family-friendly places like Shiroi Koibito Park and Noboribetsu Bear Park will thrill your kids. Explore Sapporo's surroundings by going to Noboribetsu (Jigokudani, Sengen Park, & more), Cape Chikyu (in Muroran) and Otaru (Otaru Canal & Otaru Music Box Museum Main Building). It doesn't end there: head outdoors with Okurayama Lookout and get great views at Mt. Moiwa.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Sapporo sightseeing planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Sapporo is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Sapporo is 1 hour. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Singapore in December, with highs in Sapporo at 0°C and lows at -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Toyako-cho.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Shopping Nature

Side Trips

Otaru, Noboribetsu, Cape Chikyu
Find places to stay Dec 10 — 13:
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Noboribetsu Bear Park ©
Noboribetsu Bear Park
Shiroi Koibito Park ©
Shiroi Koibito Park
Otaru Canal ©
Otaru Canal

1
night
Toyako-cho

Toyako-cho ©
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): get a new perspective on nature at Toyako Visitor Center and then get all the information you need at Toya Mizunoeki.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Toyako-cho route planner.

Traveling by car from Sapporo to Toyako-cho takes 2 hours. In December in Toyako-cho, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Rusutsu-mura.

Things to do in Toyako-cho

Museums
Find places to stay Dec 13 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Toyako Visitor Center ©
Toyako Visitor Center

3
nights
Rusutsu-mura

Rusutsu-mura ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Rusutsu Resort Ski as well as Noboribetsu Marine Park Nixe.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Rusutsu-mura trip planner.

Rusutsu-mura is just a short distance from Toyako-cho. In December, daily temperatures in Rusutsu-mura can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Chitose.

Things to do in Rusutsu-mura

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Makkari-mura, Kyogoku-cho, Mt. Yotei, Noboribetsu Marine Park Nixe
Find places to stay Dec 14 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Rusutsu Resort Ski ©
Rusutsu Resort Ski
Noboribetsu Marine Park Nixe ©
Noboribetsu Marine Park Nixe
Fukidashi Park ©
Fukidashi Park

2
nights
Chitose

Chitose ©
With the largest international airport on the island, Chitose serves for most visitors as a way in or a way out, rather than a destination in itself.
To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Chitose day trip planner.

Drive from Rusutsu-mura to Chitose in 1.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Chitose when traveling from Rusutsu-mura in December, with lows around -9°C. On the 19th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Chitose

Fun & Games Nature Parks
Find places to stay Dec 17 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Doraemon Wakuwaku Sky Park ©
Doraemon Wakuwaku Sky Park
Lake Shikotsu ©
Lake Shikotsu
Royce' Chocolate World ©
Royce' Chocolate World

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