9 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

9 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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9 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Hakodate
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
2
Noboribetsu
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Shakotan-gun
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Sapporo
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: Singapore

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.
On the 8th (Fri), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Hakodate, take a stroll through Motomachi, then contemplate the long history of The Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward, and finally look for gifts at Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse. On the 9th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at St.John's Church Hakodate, browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakodate Morning Market, then take some stellar pictures from Goryokaku Tower, and finally admire the striking features of Goryokaku Park.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Hakodate vacation planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Hakodate is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Time (SGT) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Singapore in June, things will get cooler in Hakodate: highs are around 21°C and lows about 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Noboribetsu.

Things to do in Hakodate

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Mount Hakodate ©
Mount Hakodate
Goryokaku Park ©
Goryokaku Park
Motomachi ©
Motomachi

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 10th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Noboribetsu Bear Park, explore the striking landscape at Jigokudani, and then take in the natural beauty of Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Noboribetsu trip planner .

Drive from Hakodate to Noboribetsu in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. June in Noboribetsu sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Shakotan-gun.

Things to do in Noboribetsu

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
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Jigokudani ©
Jigokudani
Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath ©
Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath
Noboribetsu Bear Park ©
Noboribetsu Bear Park

1
night
Shakotan-gun

Shakotan-gun ©
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Cape Shakotan and then take in the waterfront activity at Shimamu Beach.

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You can drive from Noboribetsu to Shakotan-gun in 3.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Noboribetsu in June since evenings lows in Shakotan-gun dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Sapporo.

Things to do in Shakotan-gun

Beaches Outdoors Nature
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Shimamu Beach ©
Shimamu Beach
Cape Shakotan ©
Cape Shakotan

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.
Visit Clock Tower (Tokei-dai) and Historical Village of Hokkaido (Kaitaku-no Mura) for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sapporo Beer Museum and Former Hokkaido Government Office Building. Venture out of the city with trips to Otaru (Sankaku Market, Otaru Canal, & more). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Susukino, explore the historical opulence of Hokkaido Jingu, stroll through Odori Park, and make a trip to Tanukikoji Shopping Street.

For maps and tourist information, refer to the Sapporo travel route planner .

Getting from Shakotan-gun to Sapporo by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sapporo

Shopping Parks Museums

Side Trip

Otaru
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Clock Tower (Tokei-dai) ©
Clock Tower (Tokei-dai)
Sapporo Underground Pedestrian Space ©

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