11 days in Japan Itinerary

11 days in Japan Itinerary

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11 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  12 h
1
Hakodate
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
2
Muroran
— 1 night
Drive:  30 min
3
Noboribetsu
— 1 night
Drive:  45 min
4
Sobetsu-cho
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Niseko-cho
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Otaru
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
7
Furano
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
8
Obihiro
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
9
Sapporo
— 2 nights
Fly:  11 h
End: Singapore

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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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): try your luck at Hakodate Horse Racetrack, boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, hunt for treasures at Ganso Hakodate Asaichi, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Hakodate, then stop by Hakodateyama Ropeway Sancho Shop, and finally take a stroll through Motomachi.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Hakodate vacation planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Hakodate is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Time to Japan Standard Time is 1 hour. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Singapore in September: high temperatures in Hakodate hover around 26°C and lows are around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can drive to Muroran.

Things to do in Hakodate

Shopping Spas Parks
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Mount Hakodate ©
Mount Hakodate
Motomachi ©
Motomachi
Hakodate Horse Racetrack ©
Hakodate Horse Racetrack

1
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Muroran

Muroran is a city and port located in Iburi Subprefecture, Hokkaido, Japan. Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): make a trip to Cape Chikyu, then look for gifts at Bolta Kobo, then boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Gimbyobu Observation Spot.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Muroran trip planner.

You can drive from Hakodate to Muroran in 3 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Muroran can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Noboribetsu.

Things to do in Muroran

Spas Shopping
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Thermal Spas
Cape Chikyu ©
Cape Chikyu

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Noboribetsu

Noboribetsu ©
Perhaps the island's best-known hot spring resort, Noboribetsu has a long history of tourism.
For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Noboribetsu trip planner.

Noboribetsu is very close to Muroran. In September in Noboribetsu, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to drive to Sobetsu-cho.

Things to do in Noboribetsu

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
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Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath ©
Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath
Jigokudani ©
Jigokudani
Oyunuma ©
Oyunuma

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Sobetsu-cho

Sobetsu-cho ©
On the 13th (Sun), stop by Hamada Marutome Fruits Gaden, stop by Showashinzan Glasses House, get impressive views of Showashinzan, test the waters at a local thermal spa, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Toya, and finally get great views at Usuzan Ropeway.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Sobetsu-cho trip planner.

You can drive from Noboribetsu to Sobetsu-cho in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in September, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can drive to Niseko-cho.

Things to do in Sobetsu-cho

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Thermal Spas, Lake Toya
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Lake Toya ©
Lake Toya
Showashinzan
Showashinzan
Usuzan Ropeway ©
Usuzan Ropeway

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Niseko-cho

Niseko-cho ©
Ranking as the most popular ski resort in Hokkaido, mountaintop Niseko-cho boasts great slopes and surprisingly vibrant nightlife.
On the 14th (Mon), stop by Kanrosui, indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens, stop by The Mad Hatter, Niseko, hit the slopes at Niseko Annupuri International Ski Area, then get outside with Niseko Village Ski Resort, and finally snap pictures at Niseko Ohashi Bridge.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Niseko-cho route maker app .

You can drive from Sobetsu-cho to Niseko-cho in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in September, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can go by car to Otaru.

Things to do in Niseko-cho

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

Onsen Resorts
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Niseko Village Ski Resort ©
Niseko Village Ski Resort

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Otaru

Otaru ©
The port city of Otaru has long attracted domestic visitors, drawn in by the city's many historic buildings, and has started to garner international attention, too.
On the 15th (Tue), take a stroll around Otaru City Meeting Hall, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Sankaku Market, then contemplate the waterfront views at Otaru Canal, and finally stop by Otaru Sakaimachi Street.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Otaru itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Niseko-cho to Otaru takes 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Otaru can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Furano.

Things to do in Otaru

Shopping Parks Nature
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Sankaku Market ©
Sankaku Market
Otaru City Meeting Hall ©
Otaru City Meeting Hall
Otaru Canal ©
Otaru Canal

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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.
On the 16th (Wed), visit Glass Forest in FURANO, take in nature's colorful creations at Farm Tomita, then take in nature's colorful creations at Choei Lavender Farm, then stop by Campana Rokkatei, and finally learn about winemaking at Furano Wine Factory.

Before you visit Furano, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Otaru to Furano by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Otaru in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Furano, with lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Obihiro.

Things to do in Furano

Parks Wineries Shopping

Side Trip

Nakafurano-cho
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Choei Lavender Farm ©
Choei Lavender Farm
Campana Rokkatei ©
Campana Rokkatei
Furano Wine Factory ©
Furano Wine Factory

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Obihiro

Obihiro ©
Arranged in a user-friendly grid system, Obihiro makes a convenient--if unremarkable--gateway for regional explorations.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): wander the wide-open spaces of Tokachi Ranch, look for gifts at Obihiro Wholesale Market, take in nature's colorful creations at Manabe Garden, browse the range of quality goods at Fujimaru Department Store, then soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens, and finally bet on a winner at Banei Tokachi Obihiro Horse Race Track.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Obihiro vacation maker site .

Drive from Furano to Obihiro in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Furano in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Obihiro, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to drive to Sapporo.

Things to do in Obihiro

Shopping Parks Baths

Side Trip

Tokachi Ranch
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Obihiro Wholesale Market ©
Obihiro Wholesale Market
Banei Tokachi Obihiro Horse Race Track ©
Fujimaru Department Store ©
Fujimaru Department Store

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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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Sapporo Clock Tower, stroll around Odori Park, test the waters at a local thermal spa, then take a stroll around Sapporo Underground Shopping Centre Aurora Town, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Tanukikoji Shopping Street.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Sapporo fast, fun, and easy.

Traveling by car from Obihiro to Sapporo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Sapporo sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sapporo

Shopping Parks Spas

Side Trip

Mitsui Outlet Park, Sapporo Kitahiroshima
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Odori Park ©
Odori Park

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