Please give me your opinion on the following route as I plan no more than 9 nights in Hokkaido and 6 nights in Tohoku region before taking the train back to Tokyo. Love to see and stay at farm/ try to milk cows and eat good beef/ good seafood . Visit onsen -prefer the outdoor type ryokan with mixed bath and pick up rental car drive around to see scenic area and fall foliage. Many thanks!
Please add suggestions and correct my route:
Day 1: Arrive Sapporo at night on Oct 7- Stay Sapporo
Day 2: Sapporo - Stay Sapporo
Day 3: Otaru - Stay Otaru
Day 5: Shintoku / Obihiro- Stay at Farm house - I want to try to milk cows and eat the best beef in this area. That's the reason I stay here. Do you know any farm/logging???
Day 6: Train from Obihiro to Nobu Onsen and stay a night there
Day 7: Hakodate
Day 8: Hakodate
Day 11 & 12: Tazawako / Stay at Nyuto Onsen for 2 nights
Day 13: Hakunodate and stay a night
Day 14: Sendai
The Rest to Tokyo
1) SHould I pick up the rental car at Aashikawa or Biei and then return at Obihiro?
2) Should I pick up the car at Aomori and drive to Oirase? I herad this is a scenic drive through mountain?
3) IF you think there's not much to see in Obihiro area in mid-Oct, what do u think of the following as replacement?
Day 1: Fly to Abashiri from Tokyo -Stay Abashiri
Day 2 & 3: Drive around and stay at Lake Akan
Day 4: Return car at Kushiro eithr stay at Kushiro or train to Obihiro and stay at farm house for a night
Day 5 & 6: Sapporo
Day 7: Otaru
Day 8 & 9: Hakodate
Please help...I would like to learn from you all before I go and buy the plane tix. And thanks a lot for every suggestion!