Firstly, thank you to all for reading this post and providing me with your advise.
I have a planned trip to Hokkaido with my partner from 20 Sep - 29 Sep 2013 and was wondering if I should start my drive from Chitose Airport onwards to Hakodate or midway and have the car returned once we get to Sapporo. My itinerary is as follows:
20 Sep: Arrival in CTS @ 1425hrs, and leave for Hakodate (should drive or take train?)
21 Sep: Hakodate
22 Sep: Hakodate to Noboribetsu
23 Sep: Noboribetsu
24 Sep: Noboribetsu to Furano
25 Sep: Furano/Biei
26 Sep: Biei to Sounkyo
27 Sep: Sounkyo to Sapporo (return car)
28 - 29 Sep: Sapporo and Otaru
The other question I have is are the parking charges expensive and petrol? My concern is if it is gonna be overall more expensive than taking the JR, then i'd rather forgo driving for most parts and only drive around Noboribetsu/Furano/Biei.
So the above is my tentative plan for my trip. Hope to seek you opinion and advise and feel free to suggest on the places.
Many thanks in advance.