11 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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Hakodate — 3 nights

City of Lights

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Onuma Park Walking Path and Motomachi Catholic Church. There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Hakodate, test the waters at Yachigashira Onsen, pause for some serene contemplation at Hakodate Orthodox Church, and don't miss a visit to Hachimanzaka.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Hakodate trip itinerary site.

Singapore, Singapore to Hakodate is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Hakodate is 1 hour. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Singapore in May: high temperatures in Hakodate hover around 18°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Asahikawa.
Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Spas
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Asahikawa — 2 nights

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 16th (Thu): get to know the resident critters at Asahiyama Zoo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamikawa Shrine, and then don't miss a visit to Asahikawa Station. On the 17th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Shirogane Blue Pond, then take a memorable drive along Patchwork no Michi, and then stop by Seven Stars Tree.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Asahikawa trip website.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Hakodate to Asahikawa takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Hakodate in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Asahikawa, with lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can go by car to Rebun-cho.
Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Scenic Drive · Nature
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Rebun-cho — 2 nights

On the 18th (Sat), get great views at Sukoton Cape, enjoy breathtaking views from Momoiwa Observation Deck, and then head off the coast to Rebun Island. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Sky cape, then contemplate the waterfront views at Kanro Spring Water, and then step off the mainland to explore Rishiri Island.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Rebun-cho trip planner.

Drive from Asahikawa to Rebun-cho in 7 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Rebun-cho when traveling from Asahikawa in May, with lows around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Sapporo.
Parks · Nature
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Sapporo — 3 nights

CIty of Ramen

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.
When in Sapporo, make a side trip to see Otaru Canal in Otaru, approximately Otaru away. There's still lots to do: stroll around Odori Park, take a stroll around Sapporo Underground Shopping Centre Aurora Town, take in panoramic vistas at Sapporo Dome, and get great views at Sapporo TV Tower.

To find ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Sapporo attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Rebun-cho to Sapporo takes 8 hours. Traveling from Rebun-cho in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Sapporo, with lows of 14°C. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Thu) before leaving for home.
Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature
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Hokkaido travel guide

Bodies of Water · Landmarks · Parks
The northernmost of Japan's big four islands, Hokkaido seems a world apart from the rest of the country, with nearly a quarter of its total land area and only five percent of the population. To the Japanese, this island is synonymous with photogenic mountains and abundant wildlife. To most foreign visitors, a vacation in Hokkaido means exploring an area reminiscent of northern Europe, abundant in waterfalls, hot springs, volcanoes, mossy canyons, and peaceful lakes. Hokkaido also boasts the world's longest railway tunnel, the only land connection between this and Japan's main island Honshu.