We'll be flying in to Ashikawa and flying out of another city a week later.
Seems like there is lots to do in and see in Hokkaido, but most of it involves driving 3-4 hours to get there. I've looked at several other itineraries here, and they all seem a bit too ambitious for what we have in mind. We are planning on visiting only 2 or 3 places to cut down on the time spent driving to get to the next destination.
Long story short, we plan to spend 2 to 3 days around Ashikawa. Any recommendations as to which city to fly out of? We've already been to Sapporo and Hakodate, so we were looking to head a different direction.
Also, rental car for the full week, or just the first few days in Ashikawa?
Thanks in advance for your help.