If we have 3-4 days to spare, traveling from Kyoto to Hakkaido takes about 1 day. Where would you recommend to stay? The travel period is 1st week of July. I heard that the Lavender field is a great scene, is 1st week of July a good time to visit there?
Also, I'm thinking since we'll travel from Kyoto to Hakkaido during the day, using the JR Rail pass, maybe we should stop over in Hakodate to spend the night there, then travel up to Sapporo or Furano, would you recommend staying in Sapporo or Furano? Is Hakodate a good place to stay and do a little sightseeing there?