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

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.

Overnight train Hokutosei was discontinued in spring 2016.

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On board meal option guide. How to use and buy the eki-ben, dining car and on board sales.

Sapporo beer and dried cheesy squid. I bought these items from on board sales in the limited express Super Hokuto, Hokkaido.

When you make a few hours trip by the train, you may need to eat or drink in the train. I will explain about a dining option in the train and some tips for eating and train on board in Japan in this post.

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