BumblebeeMum
Japan trip to Central Japan, Kansai and Hokkaido
Japan trip to Central Japan, Kansai and Hokkaido

Bumblebee Mom

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

By Mag on April 28, 2016

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  • Mag says:

    Bumblebee Mom

    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

    • bumblebeemum says:

      Your itinerary looks a bit rushed, considering short daylight hours and slow driving speed if you encounter snow. On Nov 10, you may not have enough time for Usuzan Ropeway and on Nov 11 you may not have enough time for Shiroi Koibito Park. Personally, I would just skip Noboribetsu and spend the day at Lake Toya on Nov 10. And I would just take my time to have a leisurely breakfast at Lake Toya and spend the day slowly checking out all the cafes and shops at Otaru instead of trying to rush back for Shiroi Koibito Park.

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