Thursday, October 15, 2009
Sapporo-Otaru-Niki (55 km)
Take National Route 5 to Otaru. In Otaru you can take a road along the ferry port and the canal. Upon leaving Otaru, the Route 5 climbs a hill and then descends to sea level again. After passing through several short tunnels you come to Yoichi (20 km from Otaru). Here, the Route 5 makes a turn to the left and after 5 km you are in Niki, one of the largest fruits growing areas in Hokkaido.