How To Travel From Tokyo To Hokkaido
Traveling from Tokyo to Hokkaido, the northernmost island of Japan is not at all difficult. You can easily fly from Haneda Airport in Tokyo and land at Sapporo, the capital city of Hokkaido. There are many airlines and travel agents that have packages for Hokkaidao. In addition, there are many flights operating from Tokyo and other parts of Japan to Hokkaido.
Most flights from Tokyo to Hokkaido are operated by Japan Airlines (JAL), All Nippon Airways (ANA) and Japan Air Systems (JAS). Although most people arrive at the Shin-Chitose International Airport, which is located 40 kilometers south of Sapporo, you can also fly to other cities in Hokkaido like Asahikawa, Hakodate, Kushiro and Wakkanai.
If you are already in Japan, the quickest and fastest way to get to Hokkaido from Tokyo is definitely the aerial route. It takes approximately 1 hour 30 minutes to fly from Tokyo to Shin-Chitose International Airport near Sapporo. The bus ride from the airport to Sapporo takes around 70 minutes and it will cost you approximately 300 yen. Alternatively, you can take a limited express train from the airport to Sapporo. The train takes 35 minutes and is on the JR Chitose line.
You also have the option of taking a train from Tokyo to Hokkaido, which will drop you off at Sapporo. The train journey takes around 11 hours and it is on the Hakodate line. This train will take you past Niseko and Otaru. The fastest trains from Tokyo to Sapporo, Hokkaido, are the Hokutosei Express, which is a direct sleeper and takes 16 hours, and a combination of the Shinkansen to Morika followed by a limited express via Aomori and Hakodate. The latter train takes around 11 hours. The trains run through the Seikan Tunnel, which is the longest undersea tunnel in the world. The tunnel measures 53.85 kilometers.
If you have a lot of time to kill, you can take a ferry from Tokyo to Hokkaido. Depending upon your destination in Hokkaido, you can catch a ferry to take you Otaru, Hakodate, Muroran, Tomakomai and Kushiro.
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