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Getting Around

Getting to Hokkaido

By Air, Chitose is the island’s main airport - 40km to the south of Sapporo (the air corridor between Tokyo and Sapporo remains on of the busiest in the world). the flight time is approximately 1 hour 20 minutes. All Nippon Airways (ANA) and Japan Air Lines (JAL) run frequent connections from tokyo and other Japanese cities.

By train, Sapporo is ten and a half hours by train from Tokyo. Hokkaido is connected to Honshu by an undersea tunnel (travellers can actually diembark halfway through this tunnel and enjoy a guided tour 240m below sea level). The Hokutosei is a sleeper service which will take you through the night from Tokyo and arrive the following morning. There are three departures per day.

By Ferry, from Tohuku or Tokyo there are many options (see local services)

Within Hokkaido

Car Rental is a must for serious travelers wanting to see the best of the island (from about  Â¥7,500 per day) although those relying on Trains would be well advised to search out the Hokkaido Jikokuhyo regional rail timetable. For Air Travel, The two Sapporo airports, Chitose and Okadama, serve different regions of the island with flights to many towns and cities on the island.



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