17 days in Hokkaido, Osaka & Tokyo Itinerary

17 days in Hokkaido, Osaka & Tokyo Itinerary

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17 days in Hokkaido, Osaka & Tokyo Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  11​h
1
Sapporo
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Noboribetsu
— 1 night
train:  2​h 15​min
3
Hakodate
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Kita
— 4 nights
train:  4​h
5
Tokyo
— 5 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Singapore


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2
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Otaru Canal in Otaru (about 50 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Odori Park, contemplate the long history of Clock Tower (Tokei-dai), enjoy breathtaking views from Sapporo TV Tower, and take in the architecture and design of Hokkaido University Sapporo Campus.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Sapporo trip planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Sapporo is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Sapporo. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Singapore in January; daily highs in Sapporo reach -3°C and lows reach -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Noboribetsu.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Otaru Canal
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Odori Park ©
Odori Park
Otaru Canal ©
Otaru Canal

1
night
Noboribetsu

Noboribetsu ©
Perhaps the island's best-known hot spring resort, Noboribetsu has a long history of tourism.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): take in the natural beauty of Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath, explore the striking landscape at Jigokudani, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Noboribetsu Marine Park Nixe.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Noboribetsu day trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Sapporo to Noboribetsu takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Sapporo in January, you will find days in Noboribetsu are somewhat warmer (0°C), and nights are about the same (-4°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Hakodate.

Things to do in Noboribetsu

Parks Nature Theme Parks
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Jigokudani ©
Jigokudani
Noboribetsu Marine Park Nixe ©
Noboribetsu Marine Park Nixe
Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath ©
Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Hakodate, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St.John's Church Hakodate, then make a trip to Hachimanzaka, then enjoy breathtaking views from Goryokaku Tower, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Goryokaku Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Thu): browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakodate Morning Market, then stop by Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse, then contemplate the long history of The Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward, and finally wander the streets of Motomachi.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Hakodate day trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Noboribetsu to Hakodate takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. January in Hakodate sees daily highs of 0°C and lows of -6°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Kita.

Things to do in Hakodate

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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Goryokaku Park ©
Goryokaku Park
Mount Hakodate ©
Mount Hakodate
Goryokaku Tower ©
Goryokaku Tower

4
nights
Kita

Kita ©
A Kita holiday offers a great deal of varied attractions that cater to all kinds of modern urban explorers.
Kita is known for . Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, wander the streets of Shinsaibashi, meet the residents at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, and get a taste of the local shopping with Minami (Namba).

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Kita trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Hakodate to Kita with the Route module. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Hakodate in January: high temperatures in Kita hover around 10°C and lows are around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kita

Theme Parks Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Osaka
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Dotonbori ©
Dotonbori

5
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Tokyo holds the status of most populous metropolitan area in the world--a fact you'll find tangible as you walk the bustling streets and explore its diverse neighborhoods and cultures.
When in Tokyo, make a side trip to see Tokyo Disneyland in Urayasu, approximately 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, take in panoramic vistas at Tokyo Skytree, and get a sense of history and politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Tokyo trip builder site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kita to Tokyo. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in January, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tokyo Disneyland
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Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

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