We are going from Sapporo to Tokyo via JR Pass in May 2017. However, as we found from research online that Matsumae Castle is a fantastic spot for Sakura Viewing, we would like to stop by before going to Tokyo. We would like to find out if:
1) There is any luggage storage at Kikonai Station
2) The time table from Kikonai and Hakodate to Matsumae Castle and vice versa
3) Kikonai or Hakodate to Matsumae Castle? Which is preferred?
Thank you all in advance.