From New Chitose International Airport
New Chitose Airport is the main air gateway of Hokkaido with direct flights from Hong Kong, Shanghai, Taipei, Seoul, Yuzhuno-Sakhalinsk (Russia) and many other locations thanks to its recent major upgrade.
New Chitose Airport; 86 km
Sapporo City; 72 km
Hirafu / Niseko; 33 km
Lake Toya; 19 km
Otaru; 93 km
The Sapporo – Tokyo is one of the busiest domestic air connections in the world, meaning that anytime of year you visit, you’ll have a range of options for travel into Hokkaido.
Chitose > Rusutsu by bus
Large comfortable “Resort Liner” buses run on regular intervals for 3,000 yen per person and make their way through the mountains in 2 hours.BUS TIMETABLE
Chitose > Rusutsu by car
A 90 minute drive through one of Hokkaido’s numerous National Parks – Shikotsuko-Toyako National Park- around Lake Shikotsuko (including passing by a public toilet that costed more than 100,000,000 yen to build! One of the fanciest “toilet-breaks” you could imagine!).
From Sapporo City
Sapporo is Hokkaido’s capital city and the home of the famous Snow Festival (Yuki Matsuri) and the Yosakoi Matsuri (a large-group dance completion that is growing more popular every year), among dozens of other exciting art, craft and food festivals throughout the year.
Sapporo > Rusutsu by bus
Several scheduled busses leave from JR Sapporo Station every day (2,100 yen per person), with extra buses added in winter. The bus stops for a break on Nakayama Toge peak and offers a terrific view of Mt. Yotei, often called “the Fujiyama of Hokkaido”.BUS TIMETABLE