Sapporo, located on the island of Hokkaido, is the fourth-largest city in Japan. Along with being the capital city of the Hokkaido Prefecture, Sapporo is also a popular tourist destination, with millions of tourists taking flights into and flights from Sapporo through the New Chitose Airport. The airport is located just over three miles from the city center and serviced more than 8.8 million passengers in 2010 alone. Airlines handling flights through the airport include Cathay Pacific, Japan Airlines, United Airlines and Korean Air. A second airport, Okadama Airport, services the city as well but only offers turboprop flights to other destinations around the island.
Parking space at the New Chitose Airport is widely available, with over 3,900 spaces offered in short- and long-term areas. The fee for parking is about $1.90 per hour, with long-term discounts available beginning at the seven-hour mark. Long-term rates start at $15. Travelers who need to park for more than 10 days must notify management prior to leaving their vehicle.
Methods of reaching the airport from the city center include the Hokkaido Railway, which operates from Sapporo Station to the airport throughout the day. The trip usually takes around 36 minutes to complete and costs approximately $13. Bus service is available through Hokkaido Chuo Bus and Hokuto Kotsu bus services. It takes up to 70 minutes to arrive at the airport from the main station at Sapporo, with a cost of about $12.50. For speedier service, taxis can be caught throughout the city center, with fees varying according to starting point. A taxi trip from the city center to the airport takes approximately 10 minutes.
Before you leave Sapporo, a last meal in the city will give you one final pleasant memory of the town. While you can find great-tasting food throughout the city, some of the standout restaurants include the Nemuro Hanamaru JR Tower Stellar Place for a final breakfast before catching one of the early flights from Sapporo or the Buffet Daimaru Sapporoten for the more budget-minded customer.
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