Scoot flights via Taipei commence later this year.

A trip to Hokkaido from Singapore generally requires a lengthy transit, a seat on a chartered flight only available in winter or (more recently) a ride on a Shinkansen, but that’s all set to change soon. Scoot will commence flights between Singapore and the prefecture’s capital, Sapporo, on Oct 1. Available three times a week, the new flights will make a brief stop in Taipei on the way. This is the budget carrier’s third destination in Japan, following Osaka and Tokyo.

Known for its ski slopes, mouth-watering cuisine, natural attractions and booze (think Sapporo beer and Nikka whisky) Hokkaido has become a tourism hot spot in recent years. Whether you’re navigating the local railway system or taking the self-drive option, there’s plenty waiting to be discovered in Japan’s northern reaches.
 
To celebrate the launch of the new route, Scoot is offering special fares on its flights to Japan. One-way fares start at $188 (including taxes). Book by Apr 21 for travel by Mar 25, 2017. For more information, head to Scoot’s website.