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Location information for New Chitose Airport

Sapporo Chitose Airport, which also goes by the name of New Chitose Airport, is one of Japan’s busiest airports. It is the main international gateway to Hokkaido, at approximately 70kms southeast of Sapporo. Car hire in Sapporo Chitose International is a convenient method of transportation. As well as handling domestic flights from all over the country, the airport operates services to Seoul, Hong Kong, Taipei, Beijing and Shanghai among other Asian destinations.

Sapporo Chitose Airport facilities

There is one main terminal building which is built in a semicircular shape and has 18 gates along with a smaller international terminal which has six gates. There is an airport railway station which operates a high-speed service to and from Sapporo as well as a regular bus service. Visitors can compare car hire through the various agencies housed in the terminal buildings.

Sapporo Chitose Airport excursions

Sapporo is one of the country’s newest cities and is considered quite un-Japanese. One of the main symbols of the city, Odori Park, is a picturesque and peaceful place to escape the noise of the surrounding city. Skiing is popular in the area, with Mt Teine being just a short drive from the city but the farther afield Niseko the most popular ski destination. Other interesting attractions include the Hokkaido Pioneer Village and the 100th Anniversary Memorial Park.

Best time to visit

Summer and winter temperatures contrast greatly. Winter sports enthusiasts would be advised to visit between December and March, when temperatures tend to remain below 0°C and there is a huge amount of snowfall. Temperatures soar to the mid-20s (°C) during July and August, while any month between May and October would be considered pleasant enough for those wanting to avoid frosty conditions.

Car rental in Sapporo Chitose Airport

If you’re planning to visit the nearby mountainous regions then it would be wise to take advantage of car rental in Sapporo Chitose Airport. However, the city experiences more snow than most of the world’s other metropolises so drivers should consider this when travelling between December and March. The Hokkaido Expressway is the main route between the airport and Sapporo.