|Sapporo is the biggest city in Hokkaido Main Island, Japan. The international airport is located the south of the city. You can take photos of most airliners in Japan, Saab340 to B747, in the good background at this airport. Also many freighters between US and Asia visit for fuel stop. More than 250 domestic flights a day and 40 international flights arrive at and depart from the airport.|
|How to get there|
|from Sapporo downtown
You can get there by rapid service train from Sapporo station, 36min, every 15 min, JPY1,040(O/W). The trains arrived at and depart from the station, "Shin-Chitose Kuko", which is located B1 floor in the terminal building.
46 flights from Tokyo Haneda by ANA, JAL, JAS (90min JPY25,200(O/W), JPY48,400(R/T), JPY15,000 to 20,000(O/W special fare, must buy ticket one days before) and Air Do (90min JPY20,700(O/W), JPY19,000(O/W special fare, must buy ticket few days before), JPY9,000(21days before purchase) to JPY14,000(14days before purchase)), also maybe you can get cheaper international connection fare at your travel agent)
Also 3 flights from Tokyo Narita by ANA (op. by Fair Link) and JAL (105min JPY25,200(O/W), JPY48,400(R/T), JPY22,000(O/W special fare, must buy ticket one days before)).
Any "Air Pass" (ANA Star Alliance airpass, ANA Vist Japan fare) are available too.
5 flights from KIX, 10 flight from ITM by ANA, JAL, JAS (105min JPY31,500(O/W), JPY60,400(R/T), JPY26,000(O/W special fare, must buy ticket one days before)
Also any "Air Pass" (ANA Star Alliance airpass, ANA Vist Japan fare) are available.
#The fares above are for ordinary season.
|Airlines and Airliners|
Australian Airlines; B767-300, Cathay Pacific; A330-300, China Southern Airlines; MD-90, China Eastern; A320, Continental Micronesia; B737-800, Eva Air;B767, Korean Air; A300-600R, SAT Sakhalinskie; B737-200
All Nippon Airways; B747-400D, B777-300, B777-200, B767-300, A320, B737-700, B737-500, ANA Wings; DHC-8-400, Japan Airlines; B777-300, B777-200, B767-300, MD-90, JAL Express; B737-800, B737-400, Air Do; B767-300, B737-500, IBEX Airlines; CRJ200, CRJ100,J-Air; CRJ200
|The weather is like north Europe. In winter snow piles up
few meters and it's cool in summer. No rainy season. Late spring, Summer
and Autumn is good for spotting.
|Where can you take Photographs?|
|The airport is very friendly for spotter. There are big observation decks, face to
runway, on terminal building. The light condition for
runway is good after late morning to sunset. Unfortunately it is closed in
snow season, between the beginning of December. and the middle of March.
Also you can take photographs from big windows at hall in 3F of terminal
|Get timetable at each airlines' counter.|
|DEL 121.90 GND 121.60 TWR 118.80 126.20
APP/RDR 119.10 119.50 120.10 124.00 124.70 125.30 134.10 DIP 124.70 ATIS 128.60
|Where do you stay?|
|You can find any hotels in Sapporo down town.|
New Chitose airport official site
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