As you read this, I’ll be on my way to Hokkaido, Japan’s northernmost island, as Hawaiian Airlines (@HawaiianAir) launches its direct flights to Sapporo. As with previous inaugural flights, they’re taking travel industry executives, employees, musicians, and media, and I’ll be tagging along with my Twitter friend, Laurie Oue (@Konaish).
Hawaiian is the only American airline with a direct flight from the U.S. to Sapporo, which is kind of cool. In researching, it was hard to get advice on what to do in this area; many people were vague or general in their recommendations, or couldn’t provide up-to-date advice because they had not been there in years. Hopefully, this new direct flight will change all that.