These limited express trains, Kamui and Lilac connect Sapporo (札幌) and Asahikawa (旭川). Kamui and Lilac run on exactly same segment. The only difference is accommodation. Only Lilac has Green seat and Kamui does not. But the reserved ordinary seat of Kamui is called “U seat”. It has better seat with some equipment. But it is a sort of Reserved Ordinary seat. So even Japan Rail Pass Ordinary can be used to take this seat.
In this post, I show you the details of these train.
Route, schedule and trip time
Kamui and Lilac connect Asahikawa and Sapporo in 1 hour and 25 minutes. These trains run almost every 30 minutes for daytime and operated 24 round trips a day.
Please see the timetable in the link below.
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Both Kamui and Lilic are operated by 789 series. But there are two kinds of 789 series fleets. 789 series for Kamui and 789 series for Lil
As I mentioned, reserved Ordinary seat on Kamui is called “U seat”. Kamui does not have any Green seat, but this “u seat” is more spacious than Non reserved Ordinary class. Of course you can take this seat without extra charge by an Japan Rail Pass Ordinary. U seat also have the power outlet. So you can charge your digital device.
Lilac has Green seat, reserved ordinary seat and non reserved ordinary seat. Reserved seat of Lilac is not called U seat because both reserved and non reserved have same type of accommodation. But only reserved seat on car #1 equips power outlet.
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Lilic 6 cars formation
Kamui 5 cars formation
*G=Green seat R=Reserved seat NR=Non reserved seat
Smoking is not allowed on this train.