Airport Information

Hokkaido has seven major airports. The largest is New Chitose Airport—with excellent access both domestic and abroad, it sees more than 20 million passengers every year. The largest gateway to Hokkaido, New Chitose is more than just an airport; there are movie theaters, hot springs, and more for visitors to enjoy. Sapporo is just 50 minutes by train, and is home to the largest entertainment district north of Tokyo. Wakkanai Airport is the best way to access northern Hokkaido. There, you can take a ferry to Cape Soya, the northernmost part of Japan. Or you can explore the beautiful wilderness of Rishiri and Rebun Island, part of Rishiri-Rebun National park. Asahikawa Airport is convenient for visitors who want to enjoy the lovely seasonal flowers found in the Furano/Biei area, or the Asahikawa Zoo, the second-largest zoo in Japan. Obihiro, Memanbetsu, and Kushiro Airport are recommended for anyone who wants to explore eastern Hokkaido. The area around Obihiro Airport is full of dairy farms, and visitors can enjoy farm-fresh cheese, delicious sweets, and more. Memanbetsu Airport has good access to Kitami and Abashiri—visitors in winter can enjoy cruises through drift ice on the Sea of Okhotsk. Kushiro Airport gives visitors the chance to explore the untouched wilderness of nearby Kushiro Marsh.  Hakodate Airport is one of the best ways to access southern Hokkaido. The night view from Mt. Hakodate is simply stunning.