8 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

8 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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8 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly + train:  13​h
1
Asahikawa
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Sapporo
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle:  1​h 30​min
3
Hakodate
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Singapore

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): meet the residents at Asahiyama Zoo, take in the pleasant sights at Shikisai no Oka, then explore the activities along Blue Pond, and finally make a trip to Asahikawa Station. On the next day, hit the slopes at Asahiyama Yuki no Mura, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hokkaido Gokoku Shrine, then get engrossed in the history at Hokuchin Memorial Museum, and finally stroll through Santa Present Park.

To find other places to visit and tourist information, refer to the Asahikawa route site .

Singapore, Singapore to Asahikawa is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Asahikawa. Traveling from Singapore in December, things will get cooler in Asahikawa: highs are around -2°C and lows about -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Sapporo.

Things to do in Asahikawa

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Biei-cho
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Asahiyama Zoo ©
Asahiyama Zoo
Blue Pond ©
Blue Pond
Shikisai no Oka
Shikisai no Oka

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.
Step out of Sapporo with an excursion to Otaru Canal in Otaru--about 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Odori Park, wander the streets of Susukino, take some stellar pictures from Mt. Moiwa, and enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Hokkaido University Sapporo Campus.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Sapporo trip planner .

Traveling by train from Asahikawa to Sapporo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Sapporo, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Hakodate.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Otaru Canal
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Odori Park ©
Odori Park
Otaru Canal ©
Otaru Canal
Clock Tower (Tokei-dai) ©
Clock Tower (Tokei-dai)

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Hakodate, then make a trip to Hachimanzaka, then enjoy breathtaking views from Goryokaku Tower, and finally contemplate the long history of Goryokaku Park.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Hakodate route planner.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Sapporo to Hakodate in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Hakodate are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Hakodate

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

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