Transportation

Ferry in Otaru

Shin-Nihonkai Ferry

Shin-Nihonkai Ferry runs ferries down the Japan Sea coast, connecting Otaru to Niigata (18 hours) and Maizuru (Kyoto-fu; 20 hours). Prices and departures are seasonal, but the latest information is posted in English…
Bicycle Rental in Sapporo

Porocle

Sapporo's flat grid is made for cycling. With a smartphone and a passport you can access the city's bike-share program, which has 30-plus kiosks around downtown. Sign up at the Hokkaidō-Sapporo Food & Tourist In…
Airport in Asahikawa

Asahikawa Airport

In between Asahikawa and Biei, with flights to/from Tokyo, Nagoya and Osaka as well as Beijing, Shanghai and Taipei. Airport shuttle buses (¥620, 30 minutes) run from stop 9 in front of JR Asahikawa Station and are …
Ferry in Hakodate

Tsugaru Kaikyō Ferry

Operates ferries year-round between Aomori and Hakodate (from ¥3100, 3¾ hours, eight daily) and between Hakodate and Ōma (¥2600, 1¾ hours, two daily) on the Shimokita Peninsula.
Airport in Sapporo

New Chitose Airport

New Chitose Airport is located 45km southeast of Sapporo, in Chitose. With flights to over 25 cities in Japan and many cities in Asia, this is where most travellers will arrive.
Bus Station in Sapporo

Chūō Bus Terminal

Most buses departing from Sapporo Eki-mae Bus Terminal also stop here.
Airport in Sapporo

Okadama Airport

In Sapporo, Okadama Airport runs short-haul flights to Hakodate, Kushiri, Rishiri and Misawa (in Aomori).
Bus Station in Sapporo

Sapporo Eki-mae Bus Terminal

Sapporo's main bus terminal, beneath the Esta building on the south side of JR Sapporo Station.
Ferry in Wakkanai

Heartland Ferry

Heartland Ferry has sailings to Rishiri-tō and Rebun-tō.
Bus in Hokkaidō

Chūō Bus