I'm intending to spend 2 nights and 1 day in Sapporo before moving on to Otaru for another night. For Sapporo, planning to cover Odori Park/Clock Tower/TV Tower, Sapporo Beer Musuem and the Ishiya Chocolate Factory (I'm assuming it's open to the public already). Then, I read a few guidebooks which strongly recommended the Historical Village.
I'm toying with keeping the rental car for the morning so I can drive to the Historical Village. You reckon I can manage to squeeze the Historical Village in the morning, return for lunch (say 1.30pm) at the Beer Museum and then tackle the rest of the sights in the afternoon?
A separate question on Otaru - are the Music Box Musuem and Glass Factory etc concentrated in the canal area? Any recommendation of a good and reasonably-priced hotel?