8 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

8 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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8 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  11 h
1
Sapporo
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
2
Noboribetsu
— 1 night
Train:  3 h
3
Hakodate
— 3 nights
Fly:  12 h
End: Singapore

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.
Visit Sapporo Clock Tower and Former Hokkaido Government Office Building for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at Historical Village of Hokkaido (Kaitaku-no Mura) and Hokkaido Shrine Tongu. Get out of town with these interesting Sapporo side-trips: Earth Dream Kakuyama Farm (in Ebetsu), Yoichi-cho (Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery & Yoichi Fisheries Museum) and Otaru (Tomioka Catholic Church, Otaru Canal, &more). There's lots more to do: stroll around Odori Park, get into the urban bustle at Sapporo Underground Shopping Centre Aurora Town, steep yourself in history at Hokkaido Jingu, and see the interesting displays at Hokkaido Museum Morino Charenga.

To find out how to plan a trip to Sapporo, use our trip itinerary maker.

Singapore, Singapore to Sapporo is an approximately 11- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Sapporo is 1 hour. Traveling from Singapore in April, expect Sapporo to be cooler, temps between 9°C and 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Noboribetsu.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Otaru, Yoichi-cho, Earth Dream Kakuyama Farm
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Earth Dream Kakuyama Farm ©
Earth Dream Kakuyama Farm
Sapporo Clock Tower ©
Sapporo Clock Tower
Hokkaido Jingu ©
Hokkaido Jingu

1
night
Noboribetsu

Noboribetsu ©
Perhaps the island's best-known hot spring resort, Noboribetsu has a long history of tourism.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Kiushito Wetland, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Noboribetsu Marine Park Nixe, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then take in the dramatic natural features at Jigokudani, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Oyunuma.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Noboribetsu trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Sapporo to Noboribetsu by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sapporo in April, plan for little chillier nights in Noboribetsu, with lows around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Hakodate.

Things to do in Noboribetsu

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks
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Jigokudani ©
Jigokudani
Noboribetsu Marine Park Nixe ©
Noboribetsu Marine Park Nixe
Oyunuma ©
Oyunuma

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): try your luck at Hakodate Bicycle Race Track, bet on a winner at Hakodate Horse Racetrack, take in panoramic vistas at Goryokaku Tower, then stroll around Goryokaku Park, and finally test the waters at a local thermal spa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Kyu Soma-tei, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Hakodate, contemplate the long history of Iai Kindergarten, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hakodate Orthodox Church, then get to know the fascinating history of Motomachi, and finally contemplate the long history of The Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Hakodate trip maker.

Getting from Noboribetsu to Hakodate by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Hakodate

Historic Sites Fun & Games Parks
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Mount Hakodate ©
Mount Hakodate
Goryokaku Park ©
Goryokaku Park
Motomachi ©
Motomachi

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