Furano

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Asahikawa, Biei and Daisetsuzan 3 days sample trip plan. Central Hokkaido 3-day highlights

This post shows you a 3-day sample plan for Biei, Asahiyama zoo and Sounkyo which departs from Sapporo.
Seasonal trains schedule

Summary of 2019-20 winter seasonal trains of JR train

You can find all major JR seasonal train's schedule for December 2019 to February 2020 in this post.
Seasonal trains schedule

Summary of 2019 fall seasonal trains of JR trains

The Sanyo Shinkansen in fall season Autumn and spring are the good season to travel in Japan. In fall season, you ma...
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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.
Seasonal trains schedule

Summary of 2019 spring seasonal trains of JR trains

Spring is the amazing season to travel in Japan. I think everybody agree that spring is the best season to travel. T...
Rail pass for residents

Peach Kita Hokkaido Free Pass user guide

Peach Kita Hokkaido Free Pass offers unlimited travel in northern part of Hokkaido from New Chitose. This pass is available for anybody who arrives at New Chitose airport by Peach Air flight. This post explains you how to use this pass.
Rail pass for residents

Peach Higashi Hokkaido Free Pass user guide

Peach Higashi Hokkaido Free Pass offers unlimited travel in eastern part of Hokkaido. This pass is available for anybody who arrives at New Chitose airport or Kushiro airport by Peach Air flight. This post explains you how to use this pass.
Rail pass for residents

Furano Biei Rail Ticket is the perfect choice for the trip to Furano, Biei and Asahikawa.

Furano Biei Rail Ticket is the best choice for the traveler who stays in Sappporo and plan to visit Furano and Biei area. This pass is available for anybody. You can find the information how to use this pass in this post.
Seasonal trains schedule

Summary of 2018 summer seasonal trains of JR trains

Summer is very hot and humid in Japan. It is not the best season to travel. However summer is very busy travel seaso...
Seasonal trains schedule

Schedule of 2018 spring seasonal trains of Japan Railways

Spring is the best season to visit Japan because of the cherry blossom. Spring break of public school in Japan usual...
Station information

Takikawa station guide. How to catch a local train to Furano.

Takikawa station is one of major stations between Sapporo and Asahikawa in Hokkaido. There is not tourist spots around this station but this station is the transfer point of Nemuro line to Furano. I will explain about the station structure and you may find how to change trains there.
Station information

Asahikawa station guide. Guide to change trains and buses to Asahiyama Zoo and Sounkyo.

Asahikawa is the second biggest city in Hokkaido. And also this is the gateway to Sounkyo, Furano and Biei. Asahiyama Zoo is located in Asahikawa too. This post explains you Asahikawa station and how to change a train and a bus.
Seasonal trains

Schedule of 2017 summer seasonal trains of Japan Railways

I cannot say that summer is the best season to visit Japan. It's very hot and very humid. But it's vacation season a...
2017 Hokkaido

Trip to Hokkaido in 2017 winter – Part 5, Asahikawa to Takikawa via Biei

My trip report to Hokkaido in 2017. This post is part 5 of the report from Asahikawa to Takikawa via Biei.
Seasonal trains schedule

Schedule of 2017 spring seasonal trains of Japan Railways

Spring is the best season to visit Japan because of the cherry blossom. And also between late April and the beginnin...
Seasonal trains schedule

Schedule of 2016 summer seasonal trains of Japan Railways

In Japan, the peak period during summer time is mid August that is called "Obon". Most of Japanese go back to hometo...
Seasonal trains schedule

Schedule of 2016 spring seasonal trains of Japan Railways

Spring is the best season to visit Japan because of the cherry blossom. And also between late April and the beginnin...
Seasonal trains schedule

Schedule of 2015 spring seasonal trains of Japan Railways

Spring is the best season to visit Japan because of the cherry blossom. And also between late April and the beginnin...
Seasonal trains schedule

Schedule of 2014 fall seasonal trains of Japan Railways

Fall season is very popular to travel in Japan. Fall foliage is amazing. Weather is very nice. It's highly recommend...
Seasonal trains schedule

Schedule of 2014 summer seasonal trains of Japan Railways

Summer is not the best season to visit Japan except Hokkaido because of climate. It is very hot and humid. But local...
Seasonal trains schedule

Schedule of 2013 fall seasonal trains of Japan Railway

I believe autumn is the best season to travel in Japan. Fall color leaves are magnificent. It will be unforgettable ...
Seasonal trains schedule

Schedule of 2013 summer seasonal trains of Japan Railways

In Japan, summer school break start from mid July and until end of August. And Obon period in mid August is one of t...
Rail pass for residents

Hokkaido Unlimitd Train Ticket and Southern Hokkaido Unlimited Train Ticket for resident in Japan

JR East and JR Hokkaido have just announced that they will two types of unlimited ride ticket for trip to Hokkaido f...
Seasonal trains schedule

Schedule of 2013 spring seasonal trains of Japan Railways

Spring is the best season to travel. The cherry blossom can be seen throughout Japan from late March to late April. ...
News

Fall JR rapid and local trains unlimited ride ticket 3 days at 7500 yen. Available for both residents and visitors.

JR Group sell "Railway anniversary day's unlimited ride ticket (鉄道の日記念 JR全線乗り放題きっぷ)" in October. Because the first r...
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