Sapporo on a Budget with Itinerary and Expenses


Our wish of experiencing snow short lived when a rare snowfall showered in Tokyo last November 24, 2016. Mounds of snow can’t be found in the streets as it was only good for several hours. It deprived us big time to do some snowball fights and build a snowman. How sad it was for the first timers right?  Since we’re already here in Japan, we make most of our time. We had’ been long dreaming of visiting Hokkaido, the northern part region of Japan. We visualized Sapporo City with snow-capped mountains in the background with unending snowfalls during Winter. So a trip to  #OhayoSapporo was resurrected. It was actually a plan long way back of 2015 together with Riz (lamyerda.com). It all seem just to be a plan until an urge to book a flight last minute happened in December. Since this is a spontaneous trip, we borrow the helm of the Lord Cheapskate to be guided on this travel as economical as possible without hurting our shallow pocket. Thus this Sapporo on Budget with Itinerary and Expenses was born. Indulge to use this guide.

Itinerary (2 Days 1 Night)

2-3  days would pretty much cover Sapporo City.

Day 1 ( Chitose Airport, Sapporo Station, Sapporo Beer Garden, Mt. Moiwa, Odori Park)

07:00 – 08:40 – Flight from Tokyo ( via Narita Airport) – Sapporo ( New Chitose Airport)
08:40 – 09:00- Deplaning and Claiming Luggage
09:00 – 09:37 – New Chitose Airport to Sapporo Station ( via JR Line)
09:37 – 10:00 – Walk and Drop Luggage at Nest Hotel
10:00 – 11:00 – Explore around Sapporo Station
11:00 – 12:00 – Lunch at JR Tower West (Inside Sapporo Station)
12:00 – 12:30 – Sapporo Station (JR) to Naebo Station, Walk to Sapporo Beer Garden
12:30 – 14:30 – Explore around Sapporo Beer Garden, Beer Tasting and Museum.
14:30 – 14:45 – Back to Sapporo Station
14:45 – 14:50 – Sapporo Station (Subway) to Susukino Station

14:50 – 15:30 – Susukino Station to Ropeway Iguruchi Station (via Tram)
15:35 – 15:40 – Ropeway Iguruchi Station to Mt. Moiwa Cable Car Platform
15:40 – 18:00 – Exploring Mt. Moiwa via Cable Cars to the summit.
18:00 – 18:40 – Ropeway Iguruchi Station to Odori Park18:40 – 19:00 – Christmas Illumination at Odori Park
18:40 – 19:00 – Christmas Illumination at Odori Park
19:00 – 21:00 – Check in Hotel, Refresh and Dinner
Doze

Snow and Train Station #snowwhite #snow #Sapporo #hokkaido #Japan #Jafun

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Day 2 ( Sapporo Clock Tower, Odori Park, Sapporo TV Tower,  Susukino, Sapporo Underground Shopping,  Historical Village of Hokkaido,)

08:00 – 09:00 – Breakfast
09:00 – 09:20 – Early Check Out Nest Hotel
09:20 – 10:00 – Left Luggage in Deposit Box at Sapporo Station
10:00 – 11:30 – Sapporo Clock Tower, Odori Park, and Sapporo TV Tower
11:30 – 13:00 – Lunch at Ramen Alley and Explore Susukino
13:00 -13:30 – Sapporo Underground Shopping, Pole Town to Aurora Town
13:30 – 13:45 – Sapporo Station to Shinrinkoen Station via JR Line
13:45 – 14:15 – Explore by foot from Shinrinkoen Station to Historical Village of Hokkaido
14:15 – 15:30 – Horse Cart Tour, And Tour Walk at Historical Village of Hokkaido
15:40 – 15:50 – Back to Shinrinkoen Station
15:50 – 16:15 – Shinrinkoen Station to Sapporo Station via JR Line
16:15 – 17:00 – Sapporo Station to New Chitose Airport via JR Line
17:00 – 20:00 – Refresh, Dinner at Ramen Dojo, Check-in
20:15 – 10:20 – Flight from Sapporo (New Chitose ) to Tokyo (Narita Airport)
10:20 – 12:20- Narita Airport to Minato
12:20- 12:30 – HOME SWEET HOME

 

 

Suggested Itinerary

You could freely interchange the itinerary depending on your budget, schedule and preference.

1:  Historical Village of Hokkaido, Sapporo Beer Museum, Sapporo Station, Sapporo Clock Tower, Odori Park, Sapporo TV Tower

2:  Sapporo Factory Nijo Market, Susukino, Sapporo Underground Shopping, Mt. Moiwa

3:  Botanical Garden, Curb Market Chocolate Factory, Okurayama Ski Jump

4:  Day Trip to Ski Resort – Teine Resort / Fu’s Snow Area

5:  Day Trip to Otaru

 

Expenses

Transportation

Flight Tokyo – Sapporo (Spring) – 13260
Flight Sapporo – Tokyo ( Jet Star) – 16500
Train RT Roppongi – Narita – 5000
Train RT Chitose – Sapporo – 4640
Train (Sapporo to Naebo) – 340
Bus ( Sapporo Beer Museum to Sapporo) – 420
Train ( Sapporo to Susukino) – 400
Tram RT ( Susukino to Ropeway Iguruchi) – 680
Train RT ( Sapporo to Shinrinkoen) – 1040
Bus ( Hokkaido Historical Village – Shinrnkoen Station ) – 420
Cable Cars RT Mt. Moiwa – 3400

 

Food

Day 1
Lunch – 2029
Sapporo Beer Garden – 500
Dinner – 1225

Day 2
Breakfast – 776
Lunch – 1270
Dinner – 1400
Drinks – 240
Snacks – 720

Miscellaneous

Hotel Accommodation 1 Night – 9900
Hokkaido Village Entrance – 1600
Horse Cart Tour – 500
Shopping – 1400

 

Total – 67, 660 or 33, 830 Yen per person

14, 340+ Pesos/ person ( 100 Yen = 42.40) ( Note: Tickets/ Expenses from/to Manila are not included)

Budget Tips

Air Tickets are booked ten days prior to flight, so it’s bit expensive. It could be cheaper if book way ahead. There are many cheap options for accommodation but Nest Hotel is walking distance to Sapporo Station and Odori Park so we grab it.  Sapporo, Odori Park and Susukino can be accessed via Underground so can save here by skipping train rides.

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