hokkaido (winter or spring?)

Mar 4, 2008
Hi there.

Since there are many frequent travelers here. Got a coupe of questions to ask for a trip.

I'm planning on going to hokkaido, preferbably between jan to feb next year. Understand it will still be covered with snow.

Besides skiing which I wanna go, are there any other actii can do during the winter periods? And are the national parks open? How's the scenery?

Would like spring time be a better choice? (My main priority is skiing)

What's the cheapest way to travel to hokkaido from toyko or osaka? Jal and ana flights are ex. Any cheaper 1s?


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Jan 29, 2003
In Winter.

- Attend the annual snow fest in Sapporo in Feb
- Soak in onsen while its snowing :) at Sounkyu, Mt. Taisetsu-zan National park
- Visit Asashikawa zoo and their penguin on parade?
- Romantic Otaru, very laid back nostalgic place ....
- Visit the Crane reserve in Kushiro
- Ice breaker cruise?

In Spring
- Cherry blossom in late April to mid May depending on weather conditions
- Kamiyubetsu Tulip Park in mid Spring?

In Summer
- Furano for the colorful fields, lavender, tulips, pink moss and etc (check season)

plenty more things to do on different seasons.
Cheapest way there? fly to Beijing and taking a flight on China Airline there?

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