Hi, I booked my ticket to Hokkaido without knowing it's a Golden Week holiday in Japan. We will arrive Sapporo on April 29 and Leave on May 6. This is our rough plan. I am concerned about the difficulties to find hotel and train. so we are thinking of postponing it to end of may or june instead
Day 1 (29/4): Arrive Sapporo, travel to Hakodate. Sightseeing in Hakodate
Day 2: (30/4): Sightseeing in Hakodate. Go to see Sakura at the fort. Sleep in Hakodate.
Day 3: (1/5) Leave for Noboribetsu. Volcanic Activities. Sleep in Noboribetsu Onsen Town
Day 4: (2/5) Back to Sapporo, sightseeing. Sleep in Sapporo
Day 5: (3/5) Otaru. Sleep: Sapporo
Day 6: (4/5) Sapporo Sightseeing. Possible Day trip to Asahikawa (any flowers worth seeing that can be a day trip?)
Day 7: (5/5) Sapporo
Day 8; (6/5) Leave Sapporo
How does our plan look? How bad and congested is Hokkaido during Golden Week. I had looked at hotel and there are pretty busy. We haven't finalize details on our hotel and train yet and are thinking of postponing the trip if it's too busy since it will ruin the whole trip. Do you think it's worth moving in to perhaps late May or June so we see more of the Summer side of Hokkaido? Is there any flowers in late April, early May (except Sakura) around Furano/Biei area?
Thank you so much for your help.