Hokkaido, Japan – Travel Tips by emilyhooy

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Autumn Leaves in Hokkaido
Autumn Leaves in Hokkaido
What type(s) of travellers would your recommendations for Hokkaido suit?

Hokkaido is perfect for families and those who are into photography and nature.

How long would you recommend for one to spend in Hokkaido?

4 days 3 nights.

What are the top activities in Hokkaido that you would recommend?
1. Momijigari – The viewing of Autumn leaves
Autumn trees lining up the roads of Hokkaido University
Autumn trees lining up the roads of Hokkaido University

🚩 Hokkaido University
🚇 Sapporo Station
🚶 12mins from station
💲Free entry

Address: 5 Chome Kita 8 Jonishi, Kita, Sapporo, Hokkaido 060-0808, Japan (View on Google Maps)

2. Visit Local Parks
Maruyama-koen Park
Maruyama-koen Park

🚩 Maruyama-koen Park
🚇 Maruyama Koen Station
🚶 5mins from station
💲 Free entry

Address: Miyagaoka, Chuo, Sapporo, Hokkaido 064-0959, Japan (View on Google Maps)

3. Sapporo Beer Museum
Sapporo Beer and Sapporo Chocolate
Sapporo Beer and Sapporo Chocolate

🚩 Sapporo Beer Museum
🚇 Higashikuyakusho-mae Station
🚶 11mins from station
💲 Free entry, 500yen for guided tour
👍 Recommended:
1. Sapporo beer chocolates
2. Mini sapporo beer (100ml)

Address: 9 Chome-1-1 Kita 7 Johigashi, Higashi Ward, Sapporo, Hokkaido 065-8633, Japan (View on Google Maps)

What are the top food places in Hokkaido that you would recommend?
1. Seafood feast at local markets
Seafood feast at Sapporo Central Wholesale Market
Seafood feast at Sapporo Central Wholesale Market

🚩 Sapporo Central Wholesale Market
🚇 Soen Station
🚶 12mins from station
💲 Free entry
👍 Recommended:
1. Snow crab/King crab
2. Hokkaido melon
3. Scallops
4. Matcha soft serve

Address: 20 Chome−2, Kita 12 Jonishi, Sapporo, Hokkaido 060-0012, Japan (View on Google Maps)

2. Gyukaku BBQ
Gyukaku BBQ
Gyukaku BBQ

🚩 Gyukaku BBQ
🚇 Sapporo Station
🚶 3mins from station
💲 Buffet price: ~3000yen/pax for 90mins

Address: 11 Chome 3, Minami 4  Jonishi, Sapporo, Hokkaido 064-0804, Japan (View on Google Maps)

3. High tea at Shiroi Koibito Park
A high tea set at Shiroi Koibito Chocolate Factory
A high tea set at Shiroi Koibito Chocolate Factory

🚩 Shiroi Koibito Chocolate Factory
🚇 Miyanosawa Station
🚶 5mins from station
💲 Entry fee: 600yen/pax
👍 Recommended
1. High tea set with hot chocolate

Address: 2 Chome-13-30 Miyanosawa 2 Jō, Nishi-ku, Sapporo-shi, Hokkaidō 063-0052, Japan (View on Google Maps)

Any recommendations on where to stay in Hokkaido?
When is a good time of the year to visit?
October to November.
How should one get around?

Train.

Are there any local norms/cultures that a tourist should be aware of?
No!
What are the acceptable payment currencies and modes?

Cash.

Any other tips/things to be aware of?
No!
How should one stay connected to the internet?

ChangiRecommends WIFI rental. (Away Moments tip: Rent a portable WiFi device that is available for pickup at the airports in Japan, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan).

Cost of Trip

Airfare – return ticket from Singapore to Hokkaido – Singapore Airlines SGD800+

Accommodation – Hotel Mystays Aspen – SGD70 per night – Compare prices here.

Transport – SGD3 to SGD 5 per trip

Tell us a bit about yourself

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