Hokkaido Transportation

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Hokkaido Transportation

  • Kiasoku Train from the airport

    Taking the kaisoku train is the most logical way to get to Sapporo from the New Chitose Airport. It costs 1040 yen and it gets you to Sapporo station in 36 minutes. There is a train in every 15 minutes.

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  • Lavender Express or Furano/Biei Round...

    To facilitate tourism to Furano, you can take the Lavender Express which runs everyday during summer and weekends of September and October. It runs directly from Sapporo to Furano and costs 4340 yen and travel time is around 2 hours. What we did, however, is avail of the new Furano/Biei Round Tour Ticket and costs only 5000 yen which includes round...

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  • using JR to visit hokkaido

    First, I choose a hotel near JR station at SAPPORO, which is the largest city in HOKKAIDO.Second, I use the JR-pass, taking JR trains everyday morning from SAPPORO to where I want to go.Moving by trains from SAPPORO is so convenient that, so many routes pass by there :)

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  • Kaisoku Train to Otaru

    It's the best option to go to Otaru from Sapporo and it takes just 30 minutes. Fare is 620 yen. There's a slower option but same price called futsu. Trains are very frequent, a couple of times in an hour.

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  • Twinkle Bus

    It's more like a sightseeing bus that picks you up at the Biei station and takes you around famous spots in Biei. What we took is the Hills Course and the other option is the Art Road Course. Hills Course takes you around the hilly lands of Biei and showing you some famous trees like Ken and Mary, etc. If you don't have the Furano/Biei Tour Pass,...

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  • Norokko Line

    Norokko line are lines that travel between and around Furano and Biei. During the lavender season, they even set up a temporary station called Lavender Field which is just 7 minutes walk away from Farm Tomita. The trains are interestingly decorated (this time with Holloween theme) and they even give out candies as part of their welcome to you! Just...

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  • Around Otaru

    By Rickshaw.I haven't tried because I prefer walking, but I've seen tourists on them. There's alot to see and do in Otaru therefore it would be good if you can have someome take you on a preview around town before zooming into the places of interest.

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  • From Airport (Sapporo-Chitose) to...

    Prices/time are as follows:"En" = "Yen" Bus: 500 En (depends on route), 4 hours! JR Hokkaido (Rapid Airport Express): 1040 En, 40 minutes average. Taxi: At least 100,000 En (no kidding!), 1-2 hrs depending on traffic conditions. Use this link for currency conversion. Earliest time to reach airport taking first available train from Sapporo...

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  • Best travel mode: JR Hokkaido (train)

    If you want to save time AND money, this is the best option. Buses are cheapest but they take forever, and car rentals are most expensive. Train travel is quickest and most economical method.Buy a 3-day pass if you're travelling around Hokkaido. See my other tips.

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  • Travel Hokkaido by Bus

    Hokkaido is a vast landscape, that compared to the main land, is not as densely populated. It is a great place to enjoy nature and its flora and fauna. While its train network is not very extensive, the buses go everywhere. It is the best way to travel around Hokkaido and explore its many smaller cities and towns, and great scenic attractions. They...

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  • from Niigata you can get there by ferry

    This is a cheap way to get to Hokkaido.We slept most of the time because we left late at night. We arrived in Otaru in the late afternoon the next day. Travelling by ferry is cheap and comfortable.There are 3 choices you can accept as accomodations go. You can sleep in a large open room with a bunch of other people. You can pay a bit more and have...

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Hokkaido Hotels

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  • Sapporo Grand Hotel

    This is Hokkaido's first Western Style hotel, founded in 1934. It's a 5 or 6 star hotel and very...

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  • Yunokawa Prince Nagisatei

    Let's start by saying that this hotel was quite a bit outside our normal budget of about 10,000 a...

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  • Otaru Asari Classe Hotel

    This hotel is located about 30 min. by car from Otaru Station, though there is regular free shuttle...

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  • Beniya Mukayu

    55-1-3 Yamashiro Onsen, Kaga, Ishikawa Prefecture, 922-0242, Japan

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Hotel Paco Kushiro

    If you wanted to stay in one of the better hotels in Kushiro you would probably choose between the...

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  • Hotel Dormy Inn Asahikawa

    964-1 6 Chome, 5 Jo-dori, Asahikawa, Hokkaido, 070-0035, Japan

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • Ana Hotel Wakkanai

    Kaiun 1 2 2 Wakkanai Hokkaido 097-0023

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Hokkaido

    1,Minami 19,Nishi-7, Obihiro, Obihiro, Japan, 080-

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Hotel Mebius

    829 2-ku, Tanno-cho, Kitami, Hokkaido, 099-2102, Japan

    Good for: Business

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