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Old 30-07-2018, 12:44 AM   #9136
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I visited Hokkaido 8 years ago.
It was a driving trip.
I was there end of May till early June but didn't get to see the lavendar .

Yes, it was chilly over there at that time and I remembered I didn't bring enough warm wear and had to buy some over there.

I would like to visit Hokkaido again someday.
Is possible to tour the place using public transport?
Public transport is possible but note that it won't be as extensive or as frequent as in Honshu.

I've been to Hokkaido twice, in summer (for lavender) and in winter (for powder snow). Love both trips and Hokkaido is my favourite region (I've also explored Kyushu, Chubu, Kanto and Tohoku). Just need to do more research into planes, trains, buses or even cycling options (e.g. when exploring Furano in summer). It's best if you know a bit of Japanese so you can find more research online.
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Old 30-07-2018, 03:08 PM   #9137
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Public transport is possible but note that it won't be as extensive or as frequent as in Honshu.

I've been to Hokkaido twice, in summer (for lavender) and in winter (for powder snow). Love both trips and Hokkaido is my favourite region (I've also explored Kyushu, Chubu, Kanto and Tohoku). Just need to do more research into planes, trains, buses or even cycling options (e.g. when exploring Furano in summer). It's best if you know a bit of Japanese so you can find more research online.
How did you travel in Hokkaido during winter?
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Old 30-07-2018, 08:36 PM   #9138
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How did you travel in Hokkaido during winter?
Do your research on public transport if you donít intend to drive in winter. Itís not that hard if youíre well prepared. I spent 12D in Hokkaido this Feb, using public transport only.
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Old 31-07-2018, 03:55 AM   #9139
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How did you travel in Hokkaido during winter?
Train and bus
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Old 31-07-2018, 08:01 AM   #9140
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Going Sapporo in mid sept . Wonder flower viewing still available in mid sept at Furano and biei area?
Planning to drive to Furano and Biei to view .
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Old 02-08-2018, 06:24 PM   #9141
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If i'm traveling from Shin-Osaka to Shinjuku.. I'm riding SHINKANSEN NOZOMI to (SHINAGAWA).

Qns 1: Can I book the SHINKANSEN NOZOMI ticket at Shin-Osaka station?

Qns 2: Do i need to go out of the train station at (SHINAGAWA) to purchase a train ticket and ride JR YAMANOTE LINE to Shinjuku
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can I purchase JR YAMANOTE LINE ticket at Shin-Osaka to Shinjuku?
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Going Sapporo in mid sept . Wonder flower viewing still available in mid sept at Furano and biei area?
Planning to drive to Furano and Biei to view .
from japan-guide.com
Sep mostly is autumn colors.

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Old 02-08-2018, 07:31 PM   #9143
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If i'm traveling from Shin-Osaka to Shinjuku.. I'm riding SHINKANSEN NOZOMI to (SHINAGAWA).

Qns 1: Can I book the SHINKANSEN NOZOMI ticket at Shin-Osaka station?

Qns 2: Do i need to go out of the train station at (SHINAGAWA) to purchase a train ticket and ride JR YAMANOTE LINE to Shinjuku
or
can I purchase JR YAMANOTE LINE ticket at Shin-Osaka to Shinjuku?
1: yes
2, 3: just get a rechargeable fare card like Suica. tap n go.
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Old 02-08-2018, 07:45 PM   #9144
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1: yes
2, 3: just get a rechargeable fare card like Suica. tap n go.
do i need to step out of SHINAGAWA station first and use Suica tap in?
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do i need to step out of SHINAGAWA station first and use Suica tap in?
yes. shinkansen have separate gates.

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Old 02-08-2018, 08:08 PM   #9146
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hello guys... bought tix to osaka... will be visiting osaka, kyoto and maybe nara in mid december up till before xmas...

wad r the chances of super cold temperatures and snow during my traveling period?
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hello guys... bought tix to osaka... will be visiting osaka, kyoto and maybe nara in mid december up till before xmas...

wad r the chances of super cold temperatures and snow during my traveling period?
below 10 and above zero.

Snow unlikely...
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Old 03-08-2018, 07:09 AM   #9148
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yes. shinkansen have separate gates.

If i purchase JR pass, i dont have to step out of SHIWAGAWA station and walk straight to find the next train im taking?
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Old 03-08-2018, 07:34 AM   #9149
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If i purchase JR pass, i dont have to step out of SHIWAGAWA station and walk straight to find the next train im taking?
see e left side of e pic where e officers are? u have to show them yr shinkansen ticket n JR pass. for any other normal JR station, no ticket but still have to show them JR pass.
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Old 03-08-2018, 11:32 AM   #9150
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hihi..
would be travelling to Hokkaido & renting a car as we are with young kids..
but not sure which rental company should i go for?
I tried searching through Tocoo however they have alot of costs like
T.A.S.(Compensate for N.O.C & Towing Fee) which is $1,350 per day
ETC rental 324 yen/day
etc
Tried Jalan.net seems ok but during the account registration they need a Japanese name. not sure if they are strict about the name if it does not tally with the driver's name as i tried to convert my name but its not totally the same. Any idea?

Thanks!!
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