15 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

15 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Hokkaido trip itinerary planner

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Fly to New Chitose, Train to Asahikawa
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Asahikawa
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sapporo
— 5 nights
Drive
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Yoichi-cho
— 1 night
Drive
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Noboribetsu
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hakodate
— 4 nights
Fly

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Asahikawa

— 2 nights
Perched on the confluence of four rivers and surrounded by green hills, Asahikawa combines a modern city experience with the pristine nature nearby.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Otokoyama Sakezukuri Museum, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Asahiyama Zoo, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamikawa Shrine. On your second day here, take in nature's colorful creations at Shikisai no Oka, then cruise along Patchwork no Michi, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Biei Shrine.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Asahikawa travel route planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Asahikawa is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Singapore Standard Time (SGT) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Singapore in November: high temperatures in Asahikawa hover around 2°C and lows are around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Sapporo.

Things to do in Asahikawa

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 6 — 8:

Sapporo

— 5 nights

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.
Sapporo Clock Tower and Former Hokkaido Government Office Building will appeal to history buffs. When in Sapporo, make a side trip to see Otaru Canal in Otaru, approximately Otaru away. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Susukino, enjoy breathtaking views from Sapporo JR Tower Observatory T38, take a stroll around Sapporo Underground Shopping Centre Aurora Town, and see the interesting displays at Sapporo Beer Museum.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Sapporo online tour planner.

You can drive from Asahikawa to Sapporo in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Asahikawa in November, expect nights in Sapporo to be about the same, around 3°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can drive to Yoichi-cho.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 8 — 13:

Yoichi-cho

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Old Shimoyoichi Unjoya, soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens, and then sample the fine beverages at Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Yoichi-cho trip builder tool.

Getting from Sapporo to Yoichi-cho by car takes about 1.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 6°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can drive to Noboribetsu.

Things to do in Yoichi-cho

Spas · Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites · Baths
Find places to stay Nov 13 — 14:
Highlights from your trip

Noboribetsu

— 2 nights
Perhaps the island's best-known hot spring resort, Noboribetsu has a long history of tourism.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): take in the natural beauty of Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Jigokudani. Here are some ideas for day two: find something for the whole family at Noboribetsu Date Historic Village, find something for the whole family at Noboribetsu Marine Park Nixe, and then explore the activities along Lake Toya.

Find out how to plan Noboribetsu trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Drive from Yoichi-cho to Noboribetsu in 2.5 hours. In November in Noboribetsu, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can drive to Hakodate.

Things to do in Noboribetsu

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 14 — 16:

Hakodate

— 4 nights

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.
Goryokaku Park and Motomachi will appeal to history buffs. There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Hakodate, contemplate the long history of The Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward, hunt for treasures at Hakodate Morning Market, and don't miss a visit to Hachimanzaka.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Hakodate driving holiday planning site.

Getting from Noboribetsu to Hakodate by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Hakodate can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. You'll set off for home on the 20th (Sat).

Things to do in Hakodate

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Nov 16 — 20:

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.