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Travelling with ski equipment for 4 and 6 year old and two pairs of adult skis. First time to Japan. Appreciate any tips about doing this efficiently and with minimal hassle. Japanrail states that kids 6 and over pay half price. Are they strict about this? My two kids are very small in size, and often mistaken to be under 5s.


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1. Re: ChitoseAirport-MinamiChitose-Shintoku

Two questions here:

I don't know how strict JR will be about kids and ages....give it a try....

You can easily send skis and bags from the arrical airport - Narita or Osaka will be next day or 2 days later deliver...or at Chitose you could get next day delivery.

But the train changes from the airport terminal to Shintoku and the ski resort are very easy - worth taking your stuff.

Minami Chitose station is just two platforms and a small boring waiting room (major outlet mall just a minute from the station though, if you have time!!).

No food at Minami Chitose Station....so buy in the airport or go to the shopping mall if u have time.


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Going over to Club Med for a week holiday with children next week. Was just informed by husband that we have to arrange our own transport from Chitose Airport to Club Med. Scoured most major websites re transport. We arrived 20.30 at Chitose. We cannot connect on the last train leaving Sapporo Stn to Shintoku. I saw some bus companies - airport buses and also taxis but no clue as to where we should head to that would be the closest to clubmed sahoro so they can pick us up somewhere near. I am lugging an 8 and 6 yr old.

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