Cheap flights to Hokkaido

In the eastern part of the world lies a country called 'Land of the Rising Sun'. It has on its northern part a large island called Hokkaido, the least developed area of the country. Nature flourishes here, making it a go-to destination for those who want to avoid the tiring energy of the city. Travellers going here can relax as they bask in the cool summer weather yet stay warm in winter when the temperature can fall below zero. One will also have fun just exploring the scenic spots and unique architectural structures that display Japan's proud heritage. The region’s capital is Sapporo.

What to see & do

Travellers going to Hokkaido will enjoy the scenic beauty of nature. The Shiretoko National Park, for instance, features such unspoilt beauty that it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2005. Hike through the forests and stunning landscapes on a guided tour to enjoy a comprehensive view of the area. This will let one spot various types of endemic wildlife such as the Blakiston's fish owl. Migratory birds also flock here, with Steller's sea lions and other marine species.

Another beautiful spot to venture to is Onuma Quasi National Park, where one can find picturesque lakes with the Mt. Komagatake dominating the view of the horizon. Tourists going here can camp overnight, cycle around, or go on a boating or fishing trip. Tennis courts and golfing areas can also be found here, where travellers can have light-hearted fun. Furano and Biei, on the other hand, are also prime destinations during summer, when the fields bloom with flowers. The pastoral landscape here is not just picturesque, as the place is a known source of quality farm goods and wines.

Winter is a wonderful time to visit Hokkaido due to a considerable number of ski resorts here. Tourists will find Niseko here, which is the most popular ski resort in Japan due to its light, powdery snow and prime skiing territory. From here, one can visit Noboribetsu for a warm soak in a hot spring. The warm rejuvenating water comes from the Jigokudani or Hell Valley just above the resort town. This provides a continuous source of fresh water for bathing. After a warm soak, tourists can relax with a bowl of ramen or noodle soup and try various other delicacies to enjoy a well-rounded Hokkaido experience.

How to get around within Hokkaido

Travellers going to Hokkaido will find public transportation convenient. One can get a Hokkaido Pass to enjoy unlimited access to Hokkaido buses and trains within a specific period of time. Bicycle lanes are also available in various areas, which make short-distance commutes easier to do for those who prefer to cycle around.

Although driving around the island is possible, the travel time will take hours due to the distance of each tourist attractions. This makes riding a train the better option, especially for those with a tight schedule.

How to get there

Travellers going to Hokkaido will most likely land in New Chitose Airport. Various domestic and international airlines take passengers here. Some of the commercial flight carriers here are: Aeroflot, Air China, Air Do, All Nippon Airways, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, Eastar Jet, EVA Air, Hawaiian Airlines, Japan Airlines, Jeju Air, Jetstar Japan, Korean Air, Singapore Airlines, Thai Airways, TransAsia Airways, and United Airlines.

Flights to Hokkaido

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