14 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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Sapporo
— 2 nights
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Noboribetsu
— 1 night
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Toyako-cho
— 1 night
Drive
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Bibai
— 1 night
Drive
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Furano
— 1 night
Drive
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Kamikawa-cho
— 1 night
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Kitami
— 1 night
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Shari-cho
— 1 night
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Kushiro
— 1 night
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Obihiro
— 1 night
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Chitose
— 1 night

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Sapporo — 2 nights

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): ponder the world of politics at Former Hokkaido Government Office Building, take an in-depth tour of Hokkaidoritsy Bunshokan, then stroll around Odori Park, then get into the urban bustle at Sapporo Underground Shopping Centre Aurora Town, and finally take in the architecture and design of Hokkaido University Sapporo Campus. On the next day, make a trip to Sapporo Clock Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hokkaido Shrine Tongu, then pause for some serene contemplation at Sapporo St. Michael's Church, then stroll through Mt. Moiwa, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Okurayama Lookout.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Sapporo trip planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Sapporo is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Sapporo is 1 hour. Traveling from Singapore in January, things will get colder in Sapporo: highs are around -3°C and lows about -6°C. On the 14th (Sat), you're off to Noboribetsu.
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Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Historic Sites
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Noboribetsu — 1 night

Perhaps the island's best-known hot spring resort, Noboribetsu has a long history of tourism.
On the 14th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Noboribetsu Date Historic Village.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Noboribetsu trip planning website.

Getting from Sapporo to Noboribetsu by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Sapporo in January, plan for somewhat warmer days in Noboribetsu, with highs around 0°C, while nights are about the same with lows around -4°C. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Sun) before leaving for Toyako-cho.
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Toyako-cho — 1 night

On the 15th (Sun), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Toya and then enjoy breathtaking views from Silo Viewing Platform.

Plan trip to Toyako-cho with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Noboribetsu to Toyako-cho takes an hour. In January, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -4°C. On the 16th (Mon), you're off to Bibai.
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Bibai — 1 night

Bibai is a city located in Sorachi Subprefecture, Hokkaido, Japan.As of 2013, the city has an estimated population of 24,768, and the density of 89.2 persons per km2. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Kan Yausda Sculpture Museum, Arte Piazza Bibai and then don't miss a visit to Miyajima Numa Mizutori Shitchi Center.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Bibai trip planner.

Drive from Toyako-cho to Bibai in 3 hours. When traveling from Toyako-cho in January, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Bibai: temperatures range from -3°C by day to -6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Furano.
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Furano — 1 night

Situated in the center of the island, Furano has become known for its idyllic rural landscape, and the drastic changes it experiences as seasons shift.
On the 17th (Tue), get outside with Roller Coaster Road, take in nature's colorful creations at Shikisai no Oka, take in nature's colorful creations at Farm Tomita, then fly down the slopes at Furano Ski Resort, then make a trip to Ningle Terrace, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Garden of Wind. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Wed): stop by Campana Rokkatei, look for all kinds of wild species at Shirogane Blue Pond, then admire the sheer force of Shirahige Falls, then head outdoors with Ken & Mary Tree, and finally cruise along Patchwork no Michi.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Furano online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Bibai to Furano takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Bibai in January, Furano is slightly colder at night with lows of -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kamikawa-cho.
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Kamikawa-cho — 1 night

Because of its proximity to Daisetsuzan National Park and its picturesque surroundings, many visitors opt for a vacation in Kamikawa-cho, looking to explore the pristine natural sights nearby.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): hike along Sounkyo Gorge and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Daisetsuzan.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Kamikawa-cho sightseeing planner.

Getting from Furano to Kamikawa-cho by car takes about 2.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Kamikawa-cho can reach -5°C, while at night they dip to -13°C. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Thu) before leaving for Kitami.
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Kitami — 1 night

Kitami is a city in Okhotsk Subprefecture, Hokkaido, Japan. Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Kitami Mint Memorial Museum, then don't miss a visit to Hakkajoryukan, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Yama no Aquarium, and finally browse the different shops at Parabo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Lake Saroma Wakka Nature Centre, admire the natural beauty at Wakka Genseikaen, then find something for the whole family at Kitami Family Land, then get lost in a book at Kitami City Public Library, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kitami Shrine.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Kitami day trip app.

Traveling by car from Kamikawa-cho to Kitami takes 2 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to -4°C, and evening lows to -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to drive to Shari-cho.
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Shari-cho — 1 night

Tourism in Shari-cho, a small town situated on Hokkaido's eastern tip, flourishes mainly because of its immediate proximity to the Shiretoko World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): admire the sheer force of Oshin Koshin Falls, contemplate the waterfront views at Shiretoko Goko Lake, take in the dramatic scenery at Kamuiwakka Hot Waterfall, then take in the dramatic scenery at Furepe Waterfall, then take in the dramatic natural features at Godzilla Rock, and finally make a trip to Oshinkosin Observation Deck.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Shari-cho tour planning site.

Drive from Kitami to Shari-cho in 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Shari-cho when traveling from Kitami in January, with lows around -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can drive to Kushiro.
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Kushiro — 1 night

Kushiro first developed as an industrial hub thanks to its relatively ice-free harbor, and has since also become known as a transport hub for journeys to the east of the island.
On the 22nd (Sun), take in the views from Takimi Bridge, get to know the fascinating history of Kushiro Shitsugen Observatory Boardwalk, then take in panoramic vistas at Kushiro Marsh Observatory, and finally get to know the resident critters at Kushiro City Tanchozuru Nature Park.

For traveler tips and tourist information, refer to the Kushiro trip planner.

You can drive from Shari-cho to Kushiro in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In January, daily temperatures in Kushiro can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Obihiro.
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Obihiro — 1 night

Arranged in a user-friendly grid system, Obihiro makes a convenient--if unremarkable--gateway for regional explorations.
To find ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Obihiro trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Kushiro to Obihiro takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Kushiro in January, expect nights in Obihiro to be a bit warmer, around -7°C, while days are a bit cooler, around -3°C. You'll set off for Chitose on the 23rd (Mon).
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Chitose — 1 night

With the largest international airport on the island, Chitose serves for most visitors as a way in or a way out, rather than a destination in itself.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Shikotsu, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Salmon Hometown Chitose Aquarium, and finally get some fabulous bargains at Mitsui Outlet Park, Sapporo Kitahiroshima. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Royce' Chocolate World, have some family-friendly fun at Doraemon Wakuwaku Sky Park, and then settle in for a delightful tour with Northern Horse Park.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Chitose trip builder website.

Drive from Obihiro to Chitose in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Obihiro in January, expect slightly colder with lows of -14°C in Chitose. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel back home.
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Hokkaido travel guide

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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.
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