16 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

16 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Noboribetsu
— 2 nights
2
Asahikawa
— 2 nights
3
Sapporo
— 4 nights
4
Chitose
— 3 nights
5
Furano
— 3 nights

2
nights
Noboribetsu

Noboribetsu ©
Perhaps the island's best-known hot spring resort, Noboribetsu has a long history of tourism.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): take in the natural beauty of Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath, take in the dramatic natural features at Jigokudani, and then get in on the family fun at Noboribetsu Date Historic Village. Keep things going the next day: observe the fascinating underwater world at Noboribetsu Marine Park Nixe, get to know the resident critters at Noboribetsu Bear Park, thencontemplate the geological forces at Showashinzan, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Toya.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Noboribetsu journey maker website.

Singapore, Singapore to Noboribetsu is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Noboribetsu due to the time zone difference. In November, Noboribetsu is cooler than Singapore - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can go by car to Asahikawa.

Things to do in Noboribetsu

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trips

Showashinzan, Lake Toya
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Jigokudani ©
Jigokudani
Lake Toya ©
Lake Toya
Noboribetsu Marine Park Nixe ©
Noboribetsu Marine Park Nixe

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): make a trip to Asahikawa Station, find something for the whole family at Asahikawa Ramen Village, experience rural life at Ueno Farm, thenget to know the resident critters at Asahiyama Zoo, and finally take a memorable drive along Patchwork no Michi. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Asahiyama Miura Garden, take a memorable drive along Ken & Mary Tree, stop by Seven Stars Tree, thenadmire the masterpieces at Snow Crystal Museum, and finally examine the collection at Otokoyama Sakezukuri Museum.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Asahikawa online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Noboribetsu to Asahikawa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Noboribetsu in November, with highs in Asahikawa at °C and lows at °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Sapporo.

Things to do in Asahikawa

Museums Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Biei-cho
Find places to stay Nov 28 — 30:
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Snow Crystal Museum ©
Snow Crystal Museum
Asahiyama Zoo ©
Asahiyama Zoo
Patchwork no Michi ©
Patchwork no Michi

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Otaru (JR Otaru Station & Otaru Canal) and Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery (in Yoichi-cho). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and design of Hokkaido University Sapporo Campus, steep yourself in history at Former Hokkaido Government Office Building, get engrossed in the history at Historical Village of Hokkaido (Kaitaku-no Mura), and stroll around Odori Park.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Sapporo day trip planning tool.

Getting from Asahikawa to Sapporo by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Asahikawa in November: highs in Sapporo hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Chitose.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Otaru, Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery
Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 4:
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Hokkaido University Sapporo Campus ©
Hokkaido University Sapporo Campus
Odori Park ©
Odori Park
Otaru Canal ©
Otaru Canal

3
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Chitose side-trips: Nibutani Ainu Museum (in Biratori-cho) and Mount Racey Ski Resort (in Yubari). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Lake Shikotsu, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, browse the different shops at Chitose Outlet Mall Rera, and examine the collection at Royce' Chocolate World.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Chitose sightseeing planning site.

You can drive from Sapporo to Chitose in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Sapporo in December, plan for slightly colder nights in Chitose, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to drive to Furano.

Things to do in Chitose

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Nibutani Ainu Museum, Mitsui Outlet Park, Sapporo Kitahiroshima, Ecorin Village, Northern Horse Park, Mount Racey Ski Resort
Find places to stay Dec 4 — 7:
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Salmon Hometown Chitose Aquarium ©
Salmon Hometown Chitose Aquarium
Lake Shikotsu ©
Lake Shikotsu
Nibutani Ainu Museum ©
Nibutani Ainu Museum

3
nights
Furano

Furano ©
Situated in the center of the island, Furano has become known for its idyllic rural landscape, and the drastic changes it experiences as seasons shift.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): stop by Campana Rokkatei, hit the slopes at Furano Ski Resort, thenmake a trip to Ningle Terrace, thenenjoy breathtaking views from Tokachidake Bogakudai Observation Tower, and finally explore the activities along Shirogane Blue Pond. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Shirahige Falls, play a few rounds at Hoshino Resort Tomamu, thendo a tasting at Furano Budogaoka Park, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Garden of Wind.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Furano online travel planner.

Drive from Chitose to Furano in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Chitose in December: highs in Furano hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Furano

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Biei-cho, Farm Tomita, Hoshino Resort Tomamu
Find places to stay Dec 7 — 10:
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Furano Ski Resort ©
Furano Ski Resort
Shirogane Blue Pond ©
Shirogane Blue Pond
Ningle Terrace ©
Ningle Terrace

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