The New Chitose Airport limousine buses provide comfortable seated rides with no need to transfer from one bus to another between New Chitose Airport and various Sapporo City locations, including Susukino, Odori Park, Sapporo Station, major subway stations, and hotels.
Buses load and unload passengers at convenient stops near the arrival and departure lobbies of the Domestic Terminal Building and load passengers at the International Terminal Building.
Buses connecting central Sapporo and New Chitose Airport and operated jointly by Chuo Bus and Hokuto Kotsu run alternately at about 15 minute intervals. Buses operated by Chuo Bus allow passengers to pay their fare via transportation IC cards like Suica and PASMO and also offer free Wi-Fi.
These buses travel regular sightseeing routes to tourist sites in central Hokkaido.
Featuring reserved seating, these regular buses make tours of well-known sightseeing spots and facilities in Hokkaido. Each bus will depart even if only one seat is reserved. This means your bus will not be cancelled due to low passenger demand.
Numerous bus routes are available, including routes offering tours of the cities of Sapporo and Otaru and routes to Shakotan, Lake Shikotsu, Furano and Biei, and Asahikawa. Some routes offer multilingual audio guidance systems and other features for visitors from overseas.
In winter, buses also go to Hokkaido’s leading ski resorts. They’ve earned a strong reputation among skiers and snowboarders from across Hokkaido and elsewhere.
Thanks to its focus on easy and medium-level slopes, the Niseko Annupuri International Ski Area is a popular ski area among beginners and families who enjoy skiing in Niseko, an area that tends to feature slopes for advanced skiers. In recent years, the Niseko Annupuri International Ski Area has emerged as a bustling world-class resort area, with growing numbers of skiers visiting from around the world.
During the summer season from July through October, the resort operates sightseeing gondolas that offer grand and panoramic views of Mt. Yotei, Lake Toya, and the Sea of Japan. The resort also offers recreational mountain climbing, trekking, and other recreational activities.
Offering magnificent views of the town of Otaru, the summit of Tenguyama has earned a star in the Michelin Green Guide Japan. The sparkling jewel-like town lights are said to be among the three best nighttime views in Hokkaido.
The destination gained popularity after featuring in the Netflix original series First Love (2022).
The ropeway operates throughout the year, allowing visitors to enjoy not just its summit views, but snow in winter and the recently opened wood terrace during the summer, which features food vendors offering take-out menu options. Alongside other new attractions and activities, including ziplining and hot air ballooning, the area is experiencing large turnouts year-round.
The Otaru Tenguyama Ski Area is also home to numerous famous skiers and Olympic athletes.
Located in a setting of great natural beauty at the southern base of Niseko Annupuri, this hotel features large baths fed by hot springs. Here you can enjoy a modern interior atmosphere that fuses Japanese and Western influences. All rooms are equipped with Wi-Fi access. The hotel serves seasonal Japanese meals prepared using local ingredients. The large baths are equipped with lounge bathtubs and saunas, in addition to the main bathtubs. Surrounded by the woods, the outdoor baths are fed by free-flowing hot spring water directly from the source. Guests praise the waters’ moisturizing effects, which help beautify skin.
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Once purchased, these passes let you take airport buses, intercity high-speed buses, and regular route buses at no additional charge. Two types of passes are available: the Hokkaido Budget Bus Pass, which can be used throughout Hokkaido, and the Inter City Bus Pass, which can be used in Sapporo and surrounding areas. These passes provide outstanding bargains for those traveling in Hokkaido.