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Overnight train to/from Sapporo and Aomori. Express Hamanasu


Overnight train Hamanasu

Overnight train Hamanasu

This overnight express train is operated between Aomori and Sapporo. If you want to save your time and you don’t want to spend your money for Hotel in Sapporo, this overnight train is the best choice. Especially when you want to transfer to Tokyo from Sapporo as early as possible, this train is connected with the first “Hayabusa” on Tohoku Shinkansen at Shin-Aomori.

Be careful! This overnight train “Hamanasu” arrive and depart at Aomori. Aomori is one station away from Tohoku Shinkansen station, Shin-Aomori. When you transfer to Hayabusa from Hamanasu, you need to take Limited Express Tsugaru 2 that depart from Aomori station at 5:46. You have only 6 minutes to transfer.

Most of the night train have only sleeper class. This express train has Type B sleeper class. But this train has two types of reserved seats too. If you take these reserved class, you can take this train without any extra pay by Japan Rail Pass. Okay, let’s see the accommodations and interior of Hamanasu.

I got on Hamanasu in mid March, 2012. I hope my passengers’ report, “My trip from Aomori to Sapporo on March 19, 2012 by Hamanasu Carpet car.” help you.


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Accommodations

Type B sleeper class

Additional fare 7,560yen (Express surcharge 1,260yen + Accommodation charge 6,300yen)
This is very basic sleeper in Japan. 4 beds are in one compartment. Lower berth is 195 cm X 70 cm X 111 cm. (Length/Width/Height) Upper berth is 195 cm X 70 cm X 95 cm. Lower berth has a little more head room.
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Dream Car

No extra charge
One of those reserved seats is called “Dream Car”. This seat provide you same grade of comfortably as Green classr.
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Carpet Car

No extra charge
The other reserved seat is called “Carpet car”. This seat is the same kind of seat as Nobi Nobi seat on Sunrise Seto and Sunrise Izumo. It is like a berth. You can lie on the seat. This berth is better than Nobi Nobi seat because this accommodation provides you a pillow, linen and the Heated Carpet in winter time. Please click the following images. You will see the purple carpet on the berth. That is the Heated Carpet.
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As you see the images, Upper section has more privacy. Try to get it!

Non Reserved seat

Of course, no extra charge
If you cannot get the reserved seat, you can take a non reserved seat, if you like. This seat is very very common seat. If you need to take overnight train from Sapporo to Aomori, you have to take this. Otherwise I don’t recommend you.
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Other facilities

This train has several the vending machine. You can buy some refreshment.
Overnight train Hamanasu
Several change rooms are equipped in the train. And you will have a small space to take a break, drink and eat. But there is no shower facility.
Overnight train Hamanasu
Be careful! This train has Japanese style washroom only!
Overnight train Hamanasu

Timetable

Station Aomori to Sapporo Sapporo to Aomori
Aomori (青森) 22:18 5:39
Hakodate (函館) 0:44-1:23 2:52-3:27
Oshamanbe (長万部) 3:08 1:03
Date-Monbetsu (伊達紋別駅) - 0:17
Higashi-Muroran (東室蘭) 4:17 23:50
Noboribetsu (登別) - 23:35
Tomakomai (苫小牧) 5:01 23:04
Minami-Chitose (南千歳) 5:25 22:41
Chitose (千歳) 5:30 22:36
Shin-Sapporo (新札幌) 5:55 22:11
Sapporo (札幌) 6:07 22:00

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181 Comments to “Overnight train to/from Sapporo and Aomori. Express Hamanasu”

  1. Aesir says:

    Hi,

    Can you explain the timing from Sapporo to Aomori? I do not understand. Are those arrival time or last train time?

    Thank You

  2. Kate says:

    Hi Takeshi-san,

    Thank you for all the useful information. We are hoping to use Hamanasu for our trip to Sapporo and have some questions to ask:

    1. Will it be difficult to reserve a seat ~10 days in advance for 6 people on Jan 29th?
    2. Can you tell me which trains are best to get from Tokyo to Aomori? We would like to leave Tokyo as late as possible, but do not want to risk missing the train.
    29/1 (to Sapporo)
    Tokyo – Shin-Aomori
    > Hayabusa 29: 5:20pm – 8:42pm
    > Hayate 369: 4:28pm – 8:05pm
    > Hayabusa 27: 4:20pm – 7:37pm
    Shin-Aomori – Aomori (JR Ou Line)
    > 8:06pm, 8:50pm, 9:46pm
    3. Is it likely for trains to be cancelled due to bad weather eg heavy snow?

    Thanks in advance.

    • Hi Kate san,

      1. It will be okay if you can accept any kinds of seats.
      2. As long as weather is okay, Hayabusa 29 is okay. If I were you and made a booking seat for Hamanasu, I will take even later train.
      3. Yes. It may happen in winter time. So I recommend you to keep checking updated weather info.

      Cheers,

      Takeshi / JP Rail

  3. Kajol says:

    Railway Commuter/Teikiken price in yen-30 Days-90 Days-180 Days
    Abukuma Express Railway=54.9km Fukushima to Tsukinoki=39360,112180,212550円
    JR=Fukushima to Tsukinoki=26130,74470,139970円
    Aizu Tetsudō=57.4km:Nishi-Wakamatsu-Aizu-kōgen-Ozeguchi=57460,163770,310290円
    Yagan Tetsudō=30.7km Aizu-kōgen-Ozeguchi-Shin-Fujiwara=41720,118910,225290円
    Akechi Tetsudō 25.1km=Ena-AkechiGifu=28980,82600,156500円
    Akita Nairiku Jūkan Tetsudō94.2km=Takanosu-Kakunodate=45640,130080,246460円
    Alpico Kōtsū=14.4km Matsumoto-Shin-Shimashima Nagano=29510,84100,159340円
    Amagi Tetsudō13.7km Kiyama-Amagi Fukuoka=13840,39430,74710円
    Aoimori Tetsudō 121.9km Aomori-Metoki=97280,277250,466950円
    Iwate Ginga Tetsudō 82km Morioka-Metoki=39800,113430,214920円
    JR Shikoku Tokushima-Kaifu 79.3km=44980,128220,235100円
    Asa Kaigan Tetsudō Kaifu-Kannoura 8.5km=10340,29460,55820円
    Chichibu TetsudōSaitama Hanyū-Mitsumineguchi71.7km=21500,61280,116100円
    Chikuhō Denki TetsudōFukuoka Kurosaki-Chikuhō-Nōgata16km=16590, 47290,91750円
    Chizu Kyūkō Hyōgo Kamigōri-ChizuTottori56.1km=50710,144520,273830円
    Chōshi Denki Tetsudō6.4km Chōshi-Tokawa Chiba=11160,31810,60270円
    JAPANESE:Ano hana wa subarashii na. Kirei na hoshi da na. Hoka no hito ga yattara,motto hayaku dekita desho ni. Mo sukoshi matte itara ,ame ga yandaro ni.Kondo sonna koto o shitara,zettai ni yurusanai zo.Sono shigoto,kimi ni tanonda zo/ze.Ganbaru zo/ze.Kondo koso seiko suru zo.Sorosoro Kaigi o hajimeru zo.Saki ni iku ze.Do shite tabenai-n dai.Kono ryori, kirai nan desu mono,Dekakemasho yo.Tama ni wa soto de shokuji ga shitai-n desu mono.Ano eiga wa omoshiroku nai-n desu mono.Da kara,ikanakatta no yo.Are hoshii desu mono.Katte mo ii desho.kino doko de nonda-n dai.Mata Nihon ni shutcho kai,taihen da na.Ano hito,genki datta kai.Ashita made ni dekinakereba komaru-tteba.Rainen de wa ososugiru-tteba.Sonna koto o shitara,dame da-tteba.Do shite A made itta-n dai.Ashita no kekkon -shiki wa ,nanji ni hajimaru-n deshita-kke.Anata no ie wa doko datta-kke.Kono hen ni gakko ga atta-kke.Ano hito to yoku sake o nonda-kke.Kono hana no iro no utsukushii koto.Oishii oryori desu koto.Doko ka e ohanami ni ikimasen koto.Mo ano ba ni iku na.Ashita no A-san no pati ni wa,mochiron iku sa.Sore yori ,kotchi no hana no ho ga ,okii sa.Ano hito no yariso na koto sa.Ano kuruma wa shinsha da yo na.Asoko wa samui na.Ano hito wa nakanaka rippa na hito da to omou na.Kono eiga wa yoku nakatta na.A made itte kudasai na.Ashita kanarazu koi na.Konna suteki na hon o moratte,ii no kashira.Konban watashi no shukudai o tetsudatte kureru kashira.Shacho san,Kyo nanji ni kaisha e irasshaimasu kashira.Mo kaette mo ii no kashira. Ano mise ni wa,kono zasshi
    shika arimasen deshita.ossharu koto wa mottomo desu ga.watashi wa hon ga iru.

    • Hi Kajol,

      As I asked you before, I would like you to post this kind of info at my facebook page.
      I would like to use the comment section for posting. Please understand and stop posting in the comment section.

      Cheers,

      Takeshi / JP Rail

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