We are a family of four, including 2 kids, 7 & 9. We are would be in Hokkaido for 7 days from 1st - 7th dec and intending to rent a car. We have read about the advice against winter driving in this forum. A few questions here and appreciate valuable advice from the DEs or anyone:
1. Will the road conditions during early December be drivable? We do not have any winter driving experience but definitely more convenient mode of transport travelling with 2 young kids
2. Any suggestions on activities or places we should go during this period, suitable for kids?
Our tentative itinerary as follows:
Arrive Sapporo, resort bus to Niseko Hilton for 2 nights
Niseko Hilton bus to Otaru, 1 night
Otaru to Sapporo, 2 nights
1 more night to spare... Any suggestions? Onsen resort to recommend?
Thanks much in advance!