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Hakodate
Washington
Day 4
09:00 am
13h 46m
Estimate time
09:46 pm
Plane
9,202 km
Day 4
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Travel Tips

Absolutely! Here's a guide for your travel to Sapporo, Asahikawa, and Hakodate in Japan.

Best Time to Visit:
The ideal time to visit depends on your interest. If you love snow, visit Sapporo in February to catch the Sapporo Snow Festival. Hakodate is lovely in spring, especially in May when you can enjoy cherry blossoms. For Asahikawa, winter is also a great time to visit for experiencing the Asahiyama Zoo, which is famous for its penguin walk.

Route and Accessibility:
All three cities have airports and are also accessible by Japan's extensive train system, particularly the Shinkansen (bullet train). You can take a train from Tokyo to Sapporo and Hakodate, while Asahikawa can be reached by train from Sapporo.

Altitude and Acclimatization:
Japan's cities are not at a significant altitude, so you won't need to worry about acclimatization.

Accommodation and Booking:
Japan has a range of accommodation options from luxury hotels to budget-friendly hostels. It's recommended to book in advance, particularly if you plan to visit during peak tourist seasons or festivals.

Clothing and Essentials:
Japan's weather can vary greatly depending on the season. In winter, bring warm clothing, particularly if you plan to attend the Sapporo Snow Festival. During other seasons, dress in layers so you can adjust to the weather. Always carry an umbrella or raincoat, as rain can be sudden and frequent.

Health and Safety:
Japan is generally a safe country. However, it's a good idea to check travel advisories and carry necessary medications.

Local Etiquette and Respect:
Japanese culture places a lot of emphasis on respect and politeness. So, make sure to follow local customs and traditions. It's always a good idea to learn a few phrases in Japanese to show respect and make your travel easier.