Jul 29, 2015

Fly directly to Sapporo, Hokkaido with AirAsiaX


For those of you who want to travel to beautiful scenic Hokkaido... I got good news for you!!! AirAsia X , the leading low-cost , long-haul carrier yesterday announced that they will be flying to Sapporo directly from Kuala Lumpur 4x a week!!!!!

And that is not all.. in conjunction with the launch of the route, AirAsia X is now offering promotional all-in-fares beginning from as low as RM99  per way for Economy or RM999 per way for the award-winning Premium Flatbed.  So  head to airasia.com now and do your online booking now until 2nd August to enjoy this fares for the travel period from 1st October 2015 to 31st August 2016



Sapporo is the capital of Hokkaido and Japan's fifth largest city. Sapporo is also one of Japan's youngest major cities.


The unique thing about Sapporo is that there is a different festival ongoing every season. The snow festival in winter, the beer garden in summer, the Autumn Fest in autumn etc. The weather is said to be perfect. It gets hot, but it's dry, unlike most parts of Japan, and in winter it gets cold, but not too cold, just cold enough to have nice fluffy snow and a good down jacket is good enough to keep yourself warm...

There are  also  many onsens(hotsprings) in and around the city, the ski resorts here has the best powdery snow in the world, the beautiful parks with amazingly colourful blooms etc...etc...


Members of the media including yours truly here were also kept on our toes as we tried to guess the destination, but well, the clues were there as the launch took place in the swanky Japanese restaurant, Kampachi by Equatorial in Petaling Jaya.


My eyes were definitely drawn to the gorgeous kimono on display outside the restaurant as we registered our attendances...


While waiting for the announcement and launch to commence, we were spoiled with Japanese hor d'oeuvres or canapes which included cucumbers with bean paste, smoked duck, salmon carpaccio, tamagoyaki etc...absolutely delicious...


And well, all eyes could not help but to be drawn to the AisAsia X  stage in anticipation for the announcement...


Finally Benyamin Ismail, the Acting Chief Executive Officer of AirAsia X Berhad said that AirAsia X is thrilled to be the only airline expanding their network to Japan with direct flights to Sapporo, Hokkaido.

AirAsia X has carried over 1.5 million passengers between Japan and Malaysia and are confident that this new route will draw more inbound Japanese tourist from Sapporo... 


Hokkaido is famous for the mouth watering food....You probably will want to try the Sushi, Yakisoba, Jingis Khan (bbq meat), Nabe ( steam boat) and of course the seafood which is undeniably the best in Japan, some say maybe even the world. 

Hokkaido is famous for it's crabs... and there are four popular crabs here... the hanasaki crab, hairy crab, snow crab, and king crab..Hanasaki crab is valuable, as it can be landed only in the Nemuro region in a specific period of time.
“Hairy crab” has strong sweetness and steady texture. It’s usually boiled with some salt or broiled. The features of snow crab include elegant sweetness and sophisticated taste. “King crab” is characterized by its large size. It is called the kind of winter dishes because of its elegant and sweet flesh.

Ramen in miso soup is another very popular dish here also you should try if and when you are in Hokkaido....you can never find fresher tasting Ramen then here at Hokkaido...


Hokkaido's country side and mountains are only a short train or car ride away. You can even see the  view of the mountains from the centre of town!

Take a tram to Moiwa mountain and view the beautiful city at night from the top. Rent a car and head to Niseko to hike Mount Yotei (Hokkaido`s Mount Fuji). Go camping and rafting in the summer. Whatever is your favorite activity, there is something for you and your family and friends to do here in Hokkaido.... 




So what are you waiting for... go book your trip now!!!! Hurry, hurry... only from RM99.... make sure you go plan and book it now before you miss out on this amazing deals!!! 

As for me... wait up... I need my seat too...


And oh, congratulations to #AABC blogger friend Eazy Izzuddin... who won the first free ticket to Sapporo via the lucky draw....I am sooooo envious... but happy for you....

For your information, if you are an AirAsia BIG Member, you can actually redeem a promotional flight from 6,300 BIG Points and also earn BIG points from flight bookings. 

AirAsiaGo is also offering great hotel deals from as low as RM1,019!!!  So check out airasiabig.com and airasiago.com

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