I enjoyed reading your blog on self driving in Hokkaido which was most informative and interesting.
I’m planning a family trip (3 gals in their twenties, hubby & I) and hope you can give me some advice. My tentative itinerary is:
Nov 5 : Takayama
Nov 6 : Shirakawago & Kanazawa
Nov 7 : Kyoto
Nov 8 : Osaka
Nov 9 : Osaka (dep @17:45 for Chitose)
Nov 10 : Sapporo (pickup car) ~ Noboribetsu (Jigokudani, Date Jidaimura) ~ Lunch ~ Lake Toya & Usuzan Ropeway ~ dinner & stay at Lake View Toya Resort
Nov 11 : Lake Toya ~ Otaru (Otaru Canal, Sakaimachi Street, Otaru Musical Box museum) ~ lunch ~ Shiroi Koibitoi Park ~ Sapporo (drop car) ~ dinner ~ stay at Sapporo Mercure
Nov 12 : Sapporo (walking tour) ~ Chitose Airport (dep @1405 for Narita)
As this is the first time we’re driving/visiting Hokkaido, do you think this route is workable or should we do a reverse itinerary. Is there anything I should include/exclude?
Thanks / Mag