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
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Asahikawa
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
4
Sapporo
— 4 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 25th (Fri), admire the landmark architecture of Goryokaku Park, take in panoramic vistas at Goryokaku Tower, make a trip to Hachimanzaka, then contemplate the long history of Iai Kindergarten, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mount Hakodate.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Hakodate day trip planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Hakodate is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Hakodate due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Singapore in May; daily highs in Hakodate reach 18°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to drive to Noboribetsu.

Things to do in Hakodate

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

1
night
Noboribetsu

Noboribetsu ©
Perhaps the island's best-known hot spring resort, Noboribetsu has a long history of tourism.
On the 26th (Sat), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Noboribetsu Marine Park Nixe, explore the striking landscape at Jigokudani, then take in the natural beauty of Oku no Yu, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Yuzawa Shrine.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Noboribetsu trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Hakodate to Noboribetsu takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can go by car to Asahikawa.

Things to do in Noboribetsu

Theme Parks Parks Nature
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Noboribetsu Marine Park Nixe ©
Noboribetsu Marine Park Nixe
Jigokudani ©
Jigokudani
Oku no Yu ©
Oku no Yu

1
night
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 28th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Asahiyama Zoo and then find something for the whole family at Asahikawa Ramen Village.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Asahikawa trip planner .

You can drive from Noboribetsu to Asahikawa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Noboribetsu in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Asahikawa, with lows of 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Sapporo.

Things to do in Asahikawa

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Asahiyama Zoo ©
Asahiyama Zoo
Asahikawa Ramen Village ©
Asahikawa Ramen Village

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.
Go for a jaunt from Sapporo to Otaru to see Otaru Canal about 50 minutes away. There's lots more to do: stroll through Odori Park, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Moiwa, enjoy breathtaking views from Sapporo TV Tower, and get a sense of history and politics at Former Hokkaido Government Office Building.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Sapporo trip maker website .

You can take a train from Asahikawa to Sapporo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Sapporo sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 14°C at night. On the 1st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

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

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