Hi there. My partner and I will be in Otaru on December 9th, flying out of Japan from Tokyo on the evening of the 12th. We will stay the night of the 11th in Tokyo, but we are not sure what to do with ourselves between leaving Otaru and ending up in Tokyo.
I was hoping some other travelers could suggest how we might spend 48 hours in between Otaru and Tokyo. We'd like to get a little bit closer to Tokyo after leaving Otaru, so perhaps something midway around Sendai?
We're not planning on doing any skiing or big touristy resorts, prefer traditional Ryokans and nice scenery. Interested in food, theatre, music, good scenery, local culture etc.
Of course we are open to suggestions... if there is something particularly interesting we don't mind lingering in the north a little longer, or heading to Tokyo straight away if need be.
Thanks for your help!!