How to go from Hakodate to Sapporo ?
The Hakodate Line
With a Japan Rail Pass, the quickest way to Sapporo from Hakodate is to take the Hokuto or the Super Hokuto Limited Express on the Hakodate Line. All the Limited Express trains have connections with the Hokkaido shinkansen in Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto.
Travel in the heart of Hokkaido
With a Japan Rail Pass, the quickest way to Sapporo station from Hakodate is to take the Hokuto or the Super Hokuto Limited Express on the Hakodate Line.
If you visit Hokkaido in winter, a direct train operates once a day via Niseko, the famous ski spot, and Otaru.
All the Limited Express trains have connections with the Hokkaido shinkansen in Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto.
27KM - 0H29 - Onuma-Koen
112 KM -1H27 - Oshamambe
154 KM - 1H50 - Toya
275 KM - 3H10 - Minami-Chitose
319 KM - 3H31- Sapporo
What to see ?
Sapporo International Communication Plaza
This is the best place for travel, restaurant and nightlife suggestions in Hokkaido.
Opened in 1886. 32 acres of garden containing more than 4 000 varieties of plants gathered from across Hokkaido. Within the garden is Japan’s oldest natural science museum. Opposite the garden is the Ainu Museum.
May-Oct., ¥420; Nov.-Apr., gardens free, greenhouse ¥120.Apr.-Sept., daily, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Oct. & Nov., daily, 9 a.m. to3:30 p.m., Dec.-Mar., weekdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Stretches for 1.5 km through the center of the city. The park is transformed into a giant beer garden for the Sapporo Beer Festival in July and August. It also hosts the annual Sapporo Snow Festival in early February.
Nature, relaxation, sport... so much awaits you on Japan Experience Hokkaido Individual Tours.
Where to stay ?
Jr Tower Hotel Nikko Sapporo Jr タワーホテル日航札幌
The hotel is connected to JR Sapporo Station and is well located for exploring the city along with direct transport by train to the airport. Special discount for Japan Rail Pass holders.
Nishi 2, Kita 5, Chuo-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido, 060-0005
Nakamura Ryokan 中村屋旅館
A Japanese inn, 10 minuteson foot from Sapporo Station. Enjoy the Japanese style rooms,traditional meals and English language spoken by the staff.
N3 W7, Chuo-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido, 060-0003
01-1241-2111 / www.nakamuraryokan.com/en-gb
Where to eat ?
Sushisai Wakichi 鮨菜 和喜智
The ultimate experience infine-dining sushi. Located on Minami Ichijo-dori, one street south of Maruyama Koen subway station.
Open daily, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m, open for lunch on Saturdays noonto 2 p.m.
Tel : 01-1640-3768
Curry Di.Savoy カリー・ディ・サヴォイ
A big bowl of soup curry is one of Hokkaido’s many famous dishes, and CurryDi.SAVoY is one of many restaurants specializing in it. Located ashort walk south of Sapporo JR Station, across Odori Park, directly next to the Nishi 4 Chome street car station.
Open daily, 11:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Tel : 01-1219-7810 /Link to the web site : click here