Hi! I am from Singapore, planning for a trip to Hokkaido for a group of 3 this coming May. I intend to spend 7 days in Hokkaido and to visit Hakodate, Lake Toya, Sapporo, Otaru, Furano and Hell Valley. I have some questions here if you all dun mind:
1.) Will we be able to catch the sakura in bloom during 11-17 May?
2.) Regarding the firework display over at Lake Toya at night, what time will it be and also if anyone have got any recommendations for accomodation at Lake Toya?
3.) Will there be any spring flowers in bloom in Furano in mid May? Is it worth going Furano in mid-May when the lavender is not in season yet?
4.) We intend to set up base at Hakodate (side trip to Lake Toya) and Sapporo (side trips to Otaru, Hell Valley and Furano) Any comments? And should we take up accommodation at Lake Toya for 1 night and move along the way the next day to Sapporo?
5.) We intend to take a domestic flight from Sapporo Chitose airport to Tokyo, hoping we can catch a connection flight for our Intl flight back to Singapore. Any idea if domestic flights from Sapporo land at Narita or Haneda?
Last but not least, thanks in advance for any helpful advices and suggestions. And also, fellow Singaporeans on the forum who been to Hokkaido, I would love to hear from you for tips!