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Help planning trip to Hokkaido / Tokyo

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Help planning trip to Hokkaido / Tokyo

Hi! Found this forum via Google. ^^

We need some advise visiting Japan next year. m(_._)m

4 of us are going to Hokkaido / Tokyo next year May 2011, our aim is hoping to catch the cherry blossom at Hokkaido. Tokyo is mainly for transit and shopping.(2D/1N) Departure date is tentatively 8th May. Avoiding the golden week.

We are in a dilemma whether to start from Sapporo down south to Hakodate or reverse from Hakodate up north. We would like to seek your advise which way is more logical or convenient.

Current flight schedule & itinerary

Singapore=>Tokyo=>Sapporo

Sapporo 3D2N (8th-10th)

Lake Toya 2D1N (11th-12th)

Hakodate 3D2N (13th-15)

Hokadate=>Sapporo=>Tokyo

Tokyo 2D1N (16th-17th)

Tokyo=>Singapore

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1. Re: Help planning trip to Hokkaido / Tokyo

start south - Hakodate - and go north.

cherry blossoms usually come to Hakodate just about GW...and Sapporo about a week later...north and central Hokkaido mid-May....far north end of May or early June.

You need to go in the same direction as cherry blossoms!

and here are places to see in Hokkaido

…about.com/od/…sakurahokkaido.htm

amanda

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2. Re: Help planning trip to Hokkaido / Tokyo

Thank you Amanda! ^^

How about this itinerary?

Cherry Blossom & Parks

8th Singapore => Haneda(Tokyo) => Hakodate

9th Hakodate (Matsumae)

10th Hakodate

Onsen!

11th Noboribetsu

FOOD! Shopping, misc parks & shrines.

12th Sapporo

13th Sapporo (Otaru)

Mainly for the Pink Moss

14th Abashini

15th Monetsu

16th Monetsu => Haneda(Tokyo)

17th Haneda(Tokyo) => Singapore

Skipping Furano and Beiz in Spring is a good idea?

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3. Re: Help planning trip to Hokkaido / Tokyo

all good!

yes...furano and biei....not much point really...

amanda

sorry...cat on lap. cant do upper case.

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