It'll be my first time coming to Hokkaido next month mainly for the snow festival. As this is the first time there I try to see as much as possible. I'm planning to drive all over Hokkaido from Sapporo down to Hakodate then back north to Asahikawa before reaching east finally at Abashiri. I heard many stories online about be VERY careful driving there, but I see going those attractions do take some walk and my partner is really worried about the coldness so driving seems to compensate both.
While I have a couple years driving in snow in Canada, I want to know how bad is it compared to snowy places like Canada? Is driving still manageable given utmost attention is given? I'm esp. worried about the route between Asahikawa and Abashiri, where all the mountains are laid.
Any feedbacks are welcome. Thanks and have a good day.