Destinations

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. ...
7 to 9 days

Sample itinerary Four world heritage sites (Shirakawago, Kyoto, Hiroshima and Miyajima), Kanazawa and Kyoto 7 days by Japan Rail Pass

This itinerary includes four world heritage sites, Shirakawa-go, Kyoto, Hiroshima and Miyajima. This also includes t...
Chubu Area

How to access to Shirakawago from Takayama, Kanazawa, Takaoka and Toyama.

This post gives you the access guide to Shirakawago from Kanazawa, Takayama, Toyama and Takaoka. You may find a lot of photos of Shirakawago. It helps you to understand how you stay in Shirakawago easily.
Local Lines

How to access to Nikko. Learn about how to get Nikko by Japan Rail Pass with no extra charge.

Nikko (日光) is very popular destination for the tourist from the foreign countries because it is World Heritage site....
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.
side trip

How to access to Tsukiji Market by Japan Rail Pass

Tsukiji Market was closed on October 6, 2018 and moved to new market, Toyosu Market on October 11, 2018. This is ...
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...
JR Local Buses

How to access to Ryusendo (Limestone cave) by Japan Rail Pass

Ryusendo (=龍泉洞) is one of three biggest limestone caves in Japan. It has some crystal clear blue lakes in the cave. ...
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