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My trip from Hakodate to Ueno (Tokyo) on March 20, 2012 by sleeper train Hokutosei

I arrived at Hakodate from Minami-Chitose by Ltd Exp Hokuto 183 series. (C) JP Rail
I arrived at Hakodate from Minami-Chitose by Ltd Exp Hokuto 183 series. (C) JP Rail

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This is the last post of my trip to Tohoku and Hokkaido in this past March. I will write about visiting in Hakodate and getting on sleeper express train, Hokutosei in this post. As probably you know, Hokutosei is one of the train that is very hard to book. I will tell you how I did it. Continue reading

On board sales – What kind of items are sold on train?

Ekiben (boxed meal in the train) is the popular food in Japan (C) Sonic Rail Garden
Ekiben (boxed meal in the train) is the popular food in Japan (C) Sonic Rail Garden

On board sales on many trains have been discontinued in these days. I highly recommend you to prepare something to eat and drink before on board.

When you travel by train, you need to think about food before boarding. If the train that you take has a dining car or on board sales, you may get some foods and drinks in the train. If it does not, you must buy something before taking the train. So it is very important which you can get something to eat on board or not. If you travel by Japan Rail Pass or other rail pass, you mostly take Limited Express train or Shinkansen. Most of Limited Express and Shinkansen have on board sales in the train. I explain about on board sales in this post. Continue reading