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Shall I get a JR Hokkaido pass for my trip?

Pulau Sipadan...
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Shall I get a JR Hokkaido pass for my trip?

Hi guys, need your help.

I am wondering shall I get a 7 days Hokkaido JR pass for my trip. My itinerary as below:

Day 1 New Chitose Airport to Sapporo

Day 2 Sapporo to Asahikawa- Furano Biei Norokko-go

Day 3 Asahikawa to Sapporo

Day 4 Sapporo to Lake Toya

Day 5 Lake Toya to Sapporo

Day 6 Sapporo to Takikawa

Day 7 Sapporo to Otaru

Thanks

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Tsukuba, Japan
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1. Re: Shall I get a JR Hokkaido pass for my trip?

Are you not going to drive? Then, the Hokkaido Rail Pass would be good, but I don't think you need its 7 day Pass: its 3 day Pass might be good for Sapporo - Asahikawa, Asahikawa - Sapporo, Sapporo - Lake Toya.

https://www.japan-guide.com/e/e2361_01.html

Why do you go to Takikawa from Sapporo on Day 6?

Pulau Sipadan...
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2. Re: Shall I get a JR Hokkaido pass for my trip?

Hi mabei0123

Not going to drive. Heading to Takikawa for Sun flowers...

Hong Kong, China
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3. Re: Shall I get a JR Hokkaido pass for my trip?

Takikawa is much closer to Asahikawa than Sapporo. Better visit the Hokuryu Sunflower fields near Takikawa on D3 before returning to Sapporo. You would not want to spend more than 2 hours there when the sun is out.

use hyperdia.com to check train fares and evaluate the right day pass.

Sapporo and Toyako is served by express bus apart from JR express train. Bus fares are cheaper in general.

Edited: 06 August 2018, 20:03
Pulau Sipadan...
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4. Re: Shall I get a JR Hokkaido pass for my trip?

Hi DLi_hk

Thanks for the suggestion! Indeed I should pop by on D3.

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