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Sapporo — 3 nights

CIty of Ramen

On the 2nd (Mon), contemplate the long history of Hokkaido Jingu, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Teine, head outdoors with Sapporo Kokusai Ski Resort, explore the activities along Otaru Canal, then make a trip to JR Otaru Station, and finally walk around Odori Park. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Sapporo Clock Tower, get into the urban bustle at Sapporo Underground Shopping Centre Aurora Town, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fushimi Inari Shrine, then walk around Kokuei Takino Suzuran Hillside National Park, then fly down the slopes at Moiwayama Ski Area, and finally wander the streets of Susukino.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Sapporo road 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. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Singapore in January: high temperatures in Sapporo hover around -3°C and lows are around -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Niseko-cho.
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Niseko-cho — 2 nights

Mt. Fuji of Hokkaido

Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): stroll around Akai Kutsu Park, then hit the slopes at Rusutsu Resort Ski, then stroll around Ukimido Park, and finally get impressive views of Mt. Usu. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Kagaminuma, do some two-wheel cruising with White Isle Niseko, fly down the slopes at Niseko Annupuri International Ski Area, fly down the slopes at Niseko Tokyu Grand HIRAFU, then get outside with Niseko Village Ski Resort, and finally relax and rejuvenate at Powder Yoga.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Niseko-cho route planner.

Traveling by car from Sapporo to Niseko-cho takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Sapporo, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Niseko-cho, ranging from highs of 0°C to lows of -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Hakodate.
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Hakodate — 1 night

City of Lights

On the 6th (Fri), appreciate the history behind Monument of Takeda Ayasaburo Sensei, tour the pleasant surroundings at Goryokaku Park, don't miss a visit to Goryokaku Tower, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Hakodate, then don't miss a visit to Cha Cha Nobori Daisan-saka, and finally stop by Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse.

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Traveling by car from Niseko-cho to Hakodate takes 3 hours. January in Hakodate sees daily highs of 0°C and lows of -6°C at night. On the 7th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
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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.