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
Hakodate
— 1 night
Fly + foot:  4​h 15​min
Abashiri
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Furano
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Tomakomai
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Sapporo
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: Singapore

1
night
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 13th (Sun), appreciate the extensive heritage of Onuma Park Walking Path, contemplate the long history of Hakodate Museum of Northern Peoples, then pause for some serene contemplation at Motomachi Catholic Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at St.John's Church Hakodate, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hakodate Orthodox Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Mon): examine the collection at Hakodate Bugyosho, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Trappist Monasteries, then look for gifts at Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse, and finally examine the collection at Old British Consulate of Hakodate.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Hakodate trip planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Hakodate is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Hakodate. In January, Hakodate is cooler than Singapore - with highs of 0°C and lows of -6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Abashiri.

Things to do in Hakodate

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Onuma Park Walking Path, Trappist Monasteries
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Onuma Park Walking Path ©
Onuma Park Walking Path
Hakodate Orthodox Church ©
Hakodate Orthodox Church
Hakodate Magistrate's Office ©
Hakodate Magistrate's Office

1
night
Abashiri

Abashiri ©
A coastal town with a smattering of things to do, Abashiri has an interesting history and arresting natural scenery.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): visit a coastal fixture at Cape Notoro, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abashiri Shrine, get engrossed in the history at Hokkaido Museum of Northern Peoples, then examine the collection at Okhotsk Ryu-hyo Museum, and finally take an in-depth tour of Abashiri Prison Museum.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Abashiri online journey planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Hakodate to Abashiri takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Hakodate in January, with highs in Abashiri at -4°C and lows at -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to drive to Furano.

Things to do in Abashiri

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Nature
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Cape Notoro ©
Cape Notoro
Okhotsk Ryu-hyo Museum ©
Okhotsk Ryu-hyo Museum
Hokkaido Museum of Northern Peoples ©

1
night
Furano

Furano ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): stop by Furano Marche, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Furano Ski Resort, and then look for gifts at Campana Rokkatei.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Furano travel route tool .

Drive from Abashiri to Furano in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. January in Furano sees daily highs of -5°C and lows of -13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Tomakomai.

Things to do in Furano

#Winter Sports, #Outdoors, #Parks
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Furano Ski Resort ©
Furano Ski Resort
Campana Rokkatei ©
Campana Rokkatei
Furano Marche ©
Furano Marche

1
night
Tomakomai

Tomakomai ©
Tomakomai is a city and port in Iburi Subprefecture, Hokkaido, Japan. Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): browse the different shops at Aeon Mall Tomakomai, get a taste of the local shopping with Northern Horse Park, and then browse the collection at Tomakomai Municipal Central Library.

To see maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Tomakomai trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Furano to Tomakomai takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Furano in January, you will find days in Tomakomai are a bit warmer (-1°C), and nights are about the same (-14°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Sapporo.

Things to do in Tomakomai

#Shopping, #Parks
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Northern Horse Park ©
Northern Horse Park
Aeon Mall Tomakomai ©
Aeon Mall Tomakomai

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.
On the 18th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Clock Tower (Tokei-dai), then get a sense of history and politics at Former Hokkaido Government Office Building, then browse the different shops at Stellar Place Sapporo, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Sapporo Factory. Keep things going the next day: browse the eclectic array of goods at Sankaku Market, then browse the different shops at Chitose Outlet Mall Rera, and then see the interesting displays at Royce' Chocolate World.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Sapporo online journey planner .

You can drive from Tomakomai to Sapporo in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Tomakomai in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Sapporo, with lows of -6°C. On the 20th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sapporo

#Shopping, #Museums, #Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Chitose, Sankaku Market
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Sankaku Market ©
Sankaku Market
Royce' Chocolate World ©
Royce' Chocolate World
Chitose Outlet Mall Rera ©
Chitose Outlet Mall Rera

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