8 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

8 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Singapore
Fly:  11 h
1
Sapporo
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
2
Noboribetsu
— 1 night
Train:  3 h
3
Hakodate
— 3 nights
Fly:  12 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.
Sapporo Clock Tower and Hokkaido Jingu will appeal to history buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Former Hokkaido Government Office Building and Historical Village of Hokkaido (Kaitaku-no Mura). Get out of town with these interesting Sapporo side-trips: Yoichi-cho (Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery & Yoichi Fisheries Museum), Otaru (Tomioka Catholic Church, Otaru Canal, &more) and Earth Dream Kakuyama Farm (in Ebetsu). The adventure continues: walk around Odori Park, get engrossed in the history at Hokkaido Museum Morino Charenga, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hokkaido Shrine Tongu, and enjoy breathtaking views from Sapporo TV Tower.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Sapporo trip planning app.

Singapore, Singapore to Sapporo is an approximately 11- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Standard Time (SGT) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 1 hour. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Singapore in April, with highs in Sapporo at 9°C and lows at 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Noboribetsu.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Otaru, Yoichi-cho, Earth Dream Kakuyama Farm
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Earth Dream Kakuyama Farm ©
Earth Dream Kakuyama Farm
Sapporo Clock Tower ©
Sapporo Clock Tower
Hokkaido Jingu ©
Hokkaido Jingu

1
night
Noboribetsu

Noboribetsu ©
Perhaps the island's best-known hot spring resort, Noboribetsu has a long history of tourism.
On the 15th (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Kiushito Wetland, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Noboribetsu Marine Park Nixe, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then explore the striking landscape at Jigokudani, and finally take in the natural beauty of Oyunuma.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Noboribetsu vacation builder site.

Traveling by train from Sapporo to Noboribetsu takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sapporo in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Noboribetsu, with lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Hakodate.

Things to do in Noboribetsu

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Jigokudani ©
Jigokudani
Noboribetsu Marine Park Nixe ©
Noboribetsu Marine Park Nixe
Oyunuma ©
Oyunuma

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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 16th (Thu): try your luck at Hakodate Bicycle Race Track, try your luck at Hakodate Horse Racetrack, take in panoramic vistas at Goryokaku Tower, then admire the striking features of Goryokaku Park, and finally test the waters at a local thermal spa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Kyu Soma-tei, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Hakodate, contemplate the long history of Iai Kindergarten, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hakodate Orthodox Church, then wander the streets of Motomachi, and finally contemplate the long history of The Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Hakodate trip planner.

Take a train from Noboribetsu to Hakodate in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April, daytime highs in Hakodate are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. On the 18th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Hakodate

Historic Sites Casinos Fun & Games
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Mount Hakodate ©
Mount Hakodate
Goryokaku Park ©
Goryokaku Park
Motomachi ©
Motomachi

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