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  1. Takeshi san, i will be arrive at Tokyo on 4th July. Can i change a jr pass right away, because i plan using a jr pass start on 6th july, also can i direct reserved a ticket from sapporo to asahikawa using a Hokkaido shinkansen?

    1. Hi muthia san,

      You can exchange the pass right after you arrive in Japan. You can pick the date when you want to start using it.
      You also can reserve your seat right after exchanging JR Pass. By the way, Hokkaido Shinkansen takes you to Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto. It does not go to either Sapporo or Asahikawa. You have to book limited express Super Kamui for this segment. It’s covered by JR Pass.


      Takeshi /

  2. Takeshi-san, I will be arriving at Kansai airport and spending 4 nights in Kyoto and 2 nights in Nara before departing Nara for KIX in October. What rail pass do you recommend? I was thinking that the return ICOCA-HARUKA pass to Kyoto is not correct as I shall be returning not from Kyoto but Nara.

  3. Good morning deal Takeshi San. I’m making plans for my Hokkaido trip next February. Can u kindly advise how should I go about organising my itinerary for the following places that I wish to visit:
    (1) Kushiro
    (2) Shiretoko
    (3) Abashiri
    (4) Sounkyo Gorge
    (5) Sapporo being the last stop.
    Are there any places that I should visit along this route? I’ll have about 10 to 12 days in Hokkaido. Hope I’m not being too ambitious. Thanks in advance.

    1. Thanks for your reply dear Takeshi San. However, is it feasible to fly into Kushiro from Tokyo and start my trip from there. I’ll proceed northwards to Shari n then Abashiri etc, following the reverse itinerary and thereafter making Sapporo my last stop before flying back to Tokyo for transfer back home? I’ll be including a 2-day stay at the ski resort as well. Thanks.

      1. Hi Fun san,

        It’s feasible. You can do Kushiro-Abashiri/Shiretoko-Sounkyo-Sapporo in 5 days. Even if you add a few days in ski resort, 7-8 days is find. You have 10 days there. It will be very relaxing and slow trip.


        Takehsi /

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