JR Hokkaido Bus 新22 from Shin-Sapporo Station to Historical Village of Hokkaido by Bus

JR Hokkaido Bus 新22 (Shin-22) from Shin-Sapporo Station to Historical Village of Hokkaido

JR Hokkaido Bus 新22 (Shin-22) is a dedicated bus route from Shin-Sapporo Station to the Historical Village of Hokkaido via Shinrinkoen Station. While Shinrinkoen Station is geographically closer to the Historical Village of Hokkaido (開拓の村, Kaitaku no Mura), there are more trains serving Shin-Sapporo Station from Sapporo Station, so despite being a slightly longer bus ride, this would be a more frequent option by train.

Shin-Sapporo Station Bus Terminal

Shin-Sapporo Station Bus Terminal is located below JR Shin-Sapporo Station which makes for a convenient transfer. If coming from the underground Sapporo Municipal Subway Shin-Sapporo Station, head up to the ground level and walk towards JR Shin-Sapporo Station.

JR Hokkaido Bus 新22 departs from Platform 10 of Shin-Sapporo Station Bus Terminal.

The timetable of JR Hokkaido Bus 新22 as indicated at Platform 10 of Shin-Sapporo Station Bus Terminal. Buses depart around every 30 minutes according to the visiting hours of the Historical Village of Hokkaido.

There is a sign in English for visitors to the Historical Village of Hokkaido.

JR Hokkaido Bus 新22

Boarding the JR Hokkaido Bus 新22 from the rear door.

Upon boarding, take a numbered ticket if paying by cash.

Do note that local JR Hokkaido buses are included in the Japan Rail Pass or Hokkaido Rail Pass without any additional charge. If you are using the Japan Rail Pass or Hokkaido Rail Pass, you do not need to pay extra for the JR Hokkaido Bus 新22. Show your Japan Rail Pass or Hokkaido Rail Pass to the driver before alighting.

Local JR Hokkaido buses are not included in the JR Hokkaido Sapporo-Noboribetsu Area Pass and Sapporo-Furano Area Pass.

The interior of the JR Hokkaido Bus 新22.

Payment is made later upon alighting from the bus at the front door.

Route information is displayed at the front of the bus.

The JR Hokkaido Bus 新22 has a flat fare of 210 yen per adult per trip. A change machine is available beside the cash box.

The legroom on board JR Hokkaido Bus 新22 isn’t great, but it’s just a short ride.

Heading along Sapporo Ebetsu-dori.

Shinrinkoen Station

Making a brief stop at Shinrinkoen Station. Only Hakodate Line Local trains stop at Shinrinkoen Station.

Departing from Shinrinkoen Station.

Passing by the Hokkaido Centennial Memorial Tower car park.

Heading up the hill.

The JR Hokkaido Bus 新22 heads to the Hokkaido Museum first.

Hokkaido Museum

Making a brief stop at Hokkaido Museum.

Looping around the road at the end after Hokkaido Museum.

Turning to the Historical Village of Hokkaido.

Historical Village of Hokkaido

My JR Hokkaido Bus 新22 from Shin-Sapporo Station arrived at the Historical Village of Hokkaido at 9.31am – 4 minutes early.

Paying my bus fare in cash upon alighting. Exact change of 210 yen is required to pay the fare. No change is provided, but you can get change from the change machine with a 1000 yen note beside the fare-paying coin box. Also drop the numbered ticket taken when boarding along with the 210 yen into the coin box.

If you are using the Japan Rail Pass or Hokkaido Rail Pass, show your Japan Rail Pass or Hokkaido Rail Pass to the driver upon alighting. Local JR Hokkaido buses are included in the Japan Rail Pass or Hokkaido Rail Pass without any additional charge.

The Historical Village of Hokkaido bus stop is located in front of Historical Village of Hokkaido.

The Historical Village of Hokkaido bus stop is easily identifiable as well with a JR shelter behind the bus stop pole.

Historical Village of Hokkaido is accessed by a flight of stairs from the bus stop.

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