Originally Posted by BaguaPhoto
My goodness, you are like one saviour that comes smashing out from the clouds!
I have just dumped the whole idea of driving and have booked my airplane tickets for 6 adults and 1 child for and 8D7N Hokkaido attack.
Actually Air China I am going down to 书城 tomorrow and your recommendation of this book 正文社日本旅遊書 4 - 北海道旅遊全攻略：最新冬春版 from Popular is just what I needed.
[Singapore-Beijing (1hr40min transit)-Chitose Sapporo (total 11 hr)] and back [Chitose Sapporo - Beijing (6 hour transit just nice for us to buy lots of Chinese books in Beijing airport)- Singapore (total 17hr)].
Including airport tax all in, booked through zuji.com is $1058 per adult, and $860 per child.
The price I think is reasonable. And the arrangement of 6 hour transit in Beijing suited us just nice for what we wanted to do.
I will buy it tomorrow.
My question to you:
- My itinerary are roughly at this point in time like this:
Day 1: arrived at Sapporo and walking tour of Sapporo: Sapporo Clock tower, Sapporo Beer Factory, Ishiya Chocolate factory, Odori Park, Night life scene and Underground shopping, Old Hokkaido Government Buidling, Hokkaido Museum.Thus with an itinerary like this, would you advise me to buy a what, 3-Day or 4-Day Hokkaido JR pass?
Day 2: take Hokkaido JR to Otaru and stay there for one night. Hope to enjoy some onsen there and eat some fresh seafood.
Day 3, Day 5: Take the Hokkaido JR to Hakodate and stay two nights there.
Day 6: Take the IR back to Sapporo. Day trip to Nopporo Forest park to do sleighing on mild slope. Then return to Sapporo to spend the night.
Day 7: Another day trip from Sapporo to hopefully one of the nearby lakes - Lake Toya or something like that. Spend the night in Sapporo.
Day 8 -Flight home.
And in your opinion, would you add in any other nearby destination cos I have quite a lot of time around Sapporo?
- What do you think of a trip to Lake Akan? Is it too far for nothing?
- What do you think of Noboribetsu?
Wow... such a loadful of stuff I have asked you.
Would really appreciate more of your kind help for a lost fellow CS-er here!