Whether you have some time to pass for your flight or are stranded due to a freak weather, New Chitose Airport will keep you entertained for plenty of hours. You might just even receive a friendly reminder that “You are delaying the flight. Please board at the gate, or we will proceed to offload your baggage”!
Hokkaido is truly vast with boundless nature and a rich diverse history. Driving around Hokkaido on your own is a great experience allowing you to reach unique places, villages and sites for activities. So let’s take a look at what you need to prepare for your Hokkaido road trip, as well as some itineraries to spark your enthusiasm!
Ok, we know what you are thinking: “Taxis, that ain’t the Cheapo way!”…which is true seeing as taxis are quite expensive in Japan. Especially considering that there are plenty of cheaper public transport alternatives. However, if you are caught somewhere after the last train (usually around 1am or earlier depending on the line) or in a smaller city that does not enjoy the same public transport coverage as Tokyo, then a taxi might save you from making a very lengthy walk or hauling around whatever baggage you have on you.
Within Kansai there are numerous options for bus, train and subway lines that will help moving around a lot easier and significantly cheaper!