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Hakodate back to Sapporo

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Hakodate back to Sapporo

We are driving from New Chitose Airport to Hakodate via the East route, through Noboribetsu, Lake Toya, Onuma then to Hakodate. On the return trip, we would like to drive via the West coast passing Otaru then Sapporo. Can someone recommend any stop along the West coast for a overnight stay before we head to Otaru/Sapporo. think it is the route that pass Setana, Suttusu. Thanks. Lung Cher, Singapore

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1. Re: Hakodate back to Sapporo

We did it the other way round. From Niseko we drove down to Hakodate along the west coast making photo stops in places like the Heishi Boulder with view of Kamomijima and 三本杉岩 near the port of Setana. We enjoyed the scenic drive as traffic was light and weather was fine (we went mid Oct), and we didn’t feel the need to spend a night en-route.

So driving up from Hakodate, consider go all the way to spend the night in Niseko. Next to Biei we find the countryside vista in Niseko is breathtaking. Also the sunrise in Niseko with Mt. Yotei as a backdrop is beautiful. We read that people go and spend a night in Niseko specially for that purpose (apart from skiing in the winter) and to our amazement we were indeed accompanied by dozens of hotel guests when we braved the cold and went up to the top balcony for that magnificent view at around 6.00 in the morning.

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Good advice, will drive up via Setana and then head to Niseko for overnight stay. Are you able to advise the estimated driving time for this route.

Thanks. Lung Cher, Singapore

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Including the photo stops mentioned above, it took us about 6 hrs from Niseko to Hakodate. We started from Niseko Weiss Hotel which is located west of Kutchan and also we managed to drive around Niseko Panorama Line, Shinsen-numa and 大湯沼 before going down south along the coast.

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Hi, does anyone have the email address of the following Youth Hostel in Niseko. I tried sending using the address provided in the website but were undelivered.

1) YH Niseko Karimpani Fujiyama

2) Niseko Annupuri YH

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HI, I have found the information, thks Lung Cher, Singapore

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Hi,

Can you please tell me roughly how long it would take to go directly from Hakodate to Niseko without making photo stops? Thanks

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7. Re: Hakodate back to Sapporo

A straight drive from Hakodate to Niseko is just under 3 hrs, 3 hrs 45 min if not using expressway.

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