Hi all experts,
I have been reading the great posts and tried to come up with an itinery for my wife and me for our trip to Hokkaido in mid Feb
I would greatly appreciate if you can help me on the qns i have on the itinery.
Day 1 - 9 Feb: Arrive Chitose Airport from Tokyo in evening.
QN: Shld i stay one night at airport mitsui hotel or take bus to sapporo n stay one night in city? As i know the accom prices are very high due to snow festival.
Day 2 - 10 Feb: Spend 1 day in sapporo, see snow festival, see clock tower, tv tower, mt moiwa, ramen alley
Day 3 - 11 Feb: Visit Otaru,
QN: Shld i stay at Otaru? Any recomm? Or go back to Sapporo? Esp if i intend to go skiing e next day?
Day 4/5 - 12/13 Feb: Go skiing.. but where??
QN: I cannot decide between Niseko, Rutsusu or Furama. Niseko seems very expensive, n not sure if can get accom now. Furama seems cheaper although further off as i would like to go to Lake Toya/Noboribetsu next. Rutsusu seems Ok. Which one shld i go for?? Help.
Day 6 - 14 Feb:
Visit Lake Toya, Hell valley and stay one night at Oyado Kiyomizu-ya Noboribetsu Onsen
QN: Not sure if there is train or bus from e various ski resort to Lake Toya. Is 1 day too short?
Day 7 - 15 Feb
Travel to Hakodate, walk ard and spend a night there.
QN: Not sure if there is train or bus from Lake Toya to Hakodate
Should 1 buy 5 days JR pass?
Day 8 - 16 Feb
Fly back to Tokyo from Hokadate airport.
Thanks all for the advice and help in advance!