14 days in Japan Itinerary

14 days in Japan Itinerary

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14 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  11 h
1
Sapporo
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
2
Otaru
— 2 nights
Drive:  45 min
3
Yoichi-cho
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Asahikawa
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Furano
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Noboribetsu
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
7
Hakodate
— 2 nights
Fly:  12 h
End: Singapore

1
night
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.
To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Sapporo online day trip planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Sapporo is an approximately 11- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Singapore Time (SGT) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Singapore in September, plan for colder days and a bit cooler nights in Sapporo: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 20°C at night. On the 10th (Thu), you'll travel to Otaru.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
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2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): stop by Otaru Music Box Museum Main Building, make a trip to Otaru Canal, then steep yourself in history at The Site of Temiya Line, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tomioka Catholic Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy breathtaking views from Mount Kenashi View Point, learn about winemaking at Yoichi Wine Brewery, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery, then indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens, and finally make a trip to JR Otaru Station.

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Traveling by train from Sapporo to Otaru takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Asahikawa.

Things to do in Otaru

Historic Sites Shopping Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Yoichi-cho
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The Site of Temiya Line ©
The Site of Temiya Line
Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery ©
Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery
Yoichi Wine Brewery ©
Yoichi Wine Brewery

2
nights
Yoichi-cho

Yoichi-cho ©
Tsurukame Onsen has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): make a trip to Candle Rock, take in the dramatic natural features at Ebisuiwa Daikokuiwa, then get engrossed in the history at Yoichi Fisheries Museum, then sample the fine beverages at Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery, and finally relax in the rural setting at Asadaen Farm. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Shakotan Peninsula, explore the activities along Shimamu Beach, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Kakizaki Shoten, and finally indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at Tsurukame Onsen.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Yoichi-cho tour itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Otaru to Yoichi-cho takes an hour. In September, daytime highs in Yoichi-cho are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Asahikawa.

Things to do in Yoichi-cho

Nature Parks Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Shakotan-cho
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Shimamu Beach ©
Shimamu Beach
Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery ©
Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery
Shakotan Peninsula ©
Shakotan Peninsula

1
night
Asahikawa

Perched on the confluence of four rivers and surrounded by green hills, Asahikawa combines a modern city experience with the pristine nature nearby.
On the 14th (Mon), indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Asahiyama Zoo, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Takasagosyuzo, and finally don't miss a visit to Asahikawa Station.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Asahikawa day trip planner.

You can drive from Yoichi-cho to Asahikawa in 3 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Furano.

Things to do in Asahikawa

Spas Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Spas
Asahiyama Zoo ©
Asahiyama Zoo
Asahikawa Station ©
Asahikawa Station

3
nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Banei Tokachi Obihiro Horse Race Track and Furano Wine Factory. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Furano: Obihiro (Horse Museum & Onsen Resorts) and Biei-cho (Shirahige Falls, Shirogane Blue Pond, &more). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Farm Tomita, walk around Furano Budogaoka Park, visit Glass Forest in FURANO, and examine the collection at Furabi.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Furano tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Asahikawa to Furano takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Furano when traveling from Asahikawa in September, with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Noboribetsu.

Things to do in Furano

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Obihiro, Biei-cho, Farm Tomita
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Shikisai no Oka ©
Shikisai no Oka
Banei Tokachi Obihiro Horse Race Track ©
Furano Wine Factory ©
Furano Wine Factory

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 18th (Fri): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Noboribetsu tour itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Furano to Noboribetsu takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Furano in September since evenings lows in Noboribetsu dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Hakodate.

Things to do in Noboribetsu

Spas
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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Motomachi and Hakodate Horse Racetrack. There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Hakodate, let the kids burn off some steam at Miharashi Park (Kosetsuen), admire the landmark architecture of Kyu Soma-tei, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Hakodate day trip tool.

Traveling by train from Noboribetsu to Hakodate takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September in Hakodate, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hakodate

Historic Sites Parks Fun & Games
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Mount Hakodate ©
Mount Hakodate
Motomachi ©
Motomachi
Hakodate Horse Racetrack ©
Hakodate Horse Racetrack

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