Hokkaido Area

Hokkaido is the second biggest island and north part in Japan. There is only Hokkaido prefecture in this island.

Asahikawa

The Limited Express Kamui and Lilac: Inter-city express between Sapporo and Asahikawa

The limited express Kamui and Lilac connect Sapporo and Asahikawa in 1 hour 25 minutes. You will find these train's guide and timetable in this post.
Hakodate, Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto

The limited express Hokuto train guide and the timetable: Inter-city express train for Sapporo to Hakodate

The limited express Hokuto connects Sapporo and Hakodate. In this post, I show you the photo of this train, the train guide and the timetable.
Hokkaido Area

Hokkaido Train Guide. Guide of the access route to major places in Hokkaido by train

Hokkaido is very very popular destination. There are lots of places to see. However this island is quite large. You must know the best way between the places to save your trip time.
Hokkaido Area

Hokkaido train operation status in fall 2016. Guide for substitute train and bus service.

Tomamu - Obihiro segment will open on 22nd December. Hokkaido was hit by very severe typhoon in late August. Many...
1 to 3 days

Day trip to Hakodate from Tokyo sample itinerary

Hakodate is quite far from Tokyo. But you can visit Hakodate as day trip from Tokyo. It seems to be very crazy but it is possible. Please check it out in this post.
Hokkaido Area

JR East-South Hokkaido Rail Pass user guide. Perfect deal for the travelers who visit Tokyo and Sapporo by train.

JR East-South Hokkaido Rail Pass covers southern Hokkaido, Tohoku region and Kanto area. If you travel Sapporo, Otaru, Noboribetsu, Hakodate from Tokyo by a train, this deal is perfect. Please read this post to learn more.
Hokkaido Area

Hokkaido Rail Pass. The best deal for rail trip in Hokkaido for oversea visitors.

If you travel Hokkaido only, Hokkaido Rail Pass is a good choice to travel there. This post will explain you the type of Hokkaido Rail Pass and how to use it.
2012 spring trip to Tohoku and Hokkaido

Overnight train from Hakodate to Ueno (Tokyo) on March 20, 2012.

I show you my trip report of sightseeing in Hakodate and Hakodate to Tokyo by overnight train Hokutosei.
2012 spring trip to Tohoku and Hokkaido

Trip to Otaru from Sapporo and trip from Sapporo to Hakodate on March 20, 2012 by Rapid Airport and the limited express Hokuto

I show you my trip repfor of Sapporo to Otaru and Sapporo to Hakodate.
Hokkaido Area

Hakodate station guide. How to change the train, Super Hakucho, Super Hokuto and other local trains.

On March 26, 2016, Hokkaido Shinkansen was opened and Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto station was opened. Hakodate is not trans...
Hokkaido Area

New Chitose Airport access guide. How to get Sapporo, Otaru and other cities in Hokkaido.

New Chitose airport station is located at the underground of the terminal building. (C) JP Rail New Chitose airport ...
Abashiri, Shiretoko-Shari

Drift ice watching in Shiretoko by Ryuhyo Norokko train

Ryuhyo Norokko train has been stopped operation because of carriage was too old. Other train replaced Ryuhyo Norokko...
Cruising train

Kushiro Shitsugen Norokko train, Easy rail trip to Kushiro Marsh for everyone.

Kushiro Shitsugen Norokko train is one of the seasonal trains in Hokkaido. This train offers open air passengers car. You can enjoy the great scenery with a fresh air. Please find more information about this train in this post.
Asahikawa

Furano Biei Norokko train, Easy rail trip around Furano area for everyone.

This post will explain you about Furano Biei Norokko train which is the seasonal train between Asahikawa and Furano.
Destinations

Ekiben (Boxed meal at the station or in the train) in Hokkaido

Bento (弁当) is the classic boxed meal in Japan. Especially Bento that is sold at station is called "Ekiben". "Eki" (駅...
Hokkaido Area

How to get to the Shiretoko peninsula: The access route from Abashiri and Kushiro to Utoro and Rausu

The Shiretoko Peninsula is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and has rich nature such as the Shiretoko Five Lakes, numerous waterfalls, and see wildlives. This article will show you the access routes to Shiretoko.
7 to 9 days

Two most popular spots in 7 days! Sample itinerary Kyoto and Hokkaido 7 days by Japan Rail Pass 7 days pass

I have received some inquiries about trip to Kyoto and Hokkaido in only 7 days. It is packed but it is not impossibl...
7 to 9 days

Sample itinerary Hokkaido 7 days by Japan Rail Pass 7 days

This itinerary includes most of popular spots of Hokkaido in 7 days. Departure and arrival places are Tokyo. You can...
Hokkaido Area

The Limited Express Super Ozora / Super Tokachi train guide and the timetable. The trains to Tomamu, Obihiro and Kushiro

These trains take you to Tomamu, Obihiro and Kushiro from Sapporo. You can find this train guide and the timetable in this post.
Abashiri, Shiretoko-Shari

The limited express Okhotsk / Taisetsu train guide and the timetable. The trains to Abashiri from Sapporo and Asahikawa

This train takes you to Abashiri from Sapporo and Asahikawa. You can find this train guide and the timetable in this post.
Aomori, Shin-Aomori, Hirosaki

Overnight train to/from Sapporo and Aomori. Express Hamanasu

Hamanasu was discontinued in mid March, 2016. There is no overnight train service options available to Hokkaido. ...
Aomori, Shin-Aomori, Hirosaki

Connect Mainland (Aomori) with Hokkaido (Hakodate). Limited Express Hakucho / Super Hakucho

Super Hakucho and Hakucho is no longer running after Hokkaido Shinkansen opened in March, 2016. Now Hokkaido Shinkan...
Hokkaido Area

How to get to Hakodate and Sapporo in Hokkaido by train

This post shows you how many hours you spend to get Hokkaido from Tokyo, Nagoya, Kyoto and Osaka by the train. You can get some sample train connections which are covered by JR Pass fully.
Hokkaido Area

How to access to Cape Erimo (Erimo Misaki) by Japan Rail Pass.

Cape Erimo (=Erimo Misaki=襟裳岬) is located at south end of Hokkaido. There is more than 60m height cliff around the c...
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