The ultimate 1-week itinerary in Hokkaido, Japan. Sights of interest include Sapporo, Otaru, Furano, Noboribetsu, and Hakodate. Indulge in history, nature, lavender farms, hot springs, and so much more!
Otaru lies to the northeast of Sapporo, and in the winter is on the train route to the ski resort of Niseko. In spring or summer, though, it's a major domestic tourism destination. I visited overnight in May 2014. To get to Otaru, take a futsuu train from Sapporo's JR station – it�