Hokutosei

Seasonal trains schedule

Schedule of 2015 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...
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Suspension and schedule change of overnight trains, Hokutosei, Cassiopeia and Hamanasu

JR Hokkaido and JR East have just announced that overnight trains that go through Seikan tunnel will be suspended or...
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.
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My trip to Kyushu, Tohoku and Hokkaido in 5 days.

Dear readers, I will leave Japan today and head back to Vancouver, Canada. I stayed in Japan for 9 nights and spend...
Aomori, Shin-Aomori, Hirosaki

Alternatives of Overnight train Cassiopeia and Hokutosei, in case that you cannot make a reservation.

***Hokutosei was discontinued as scheduled train in 14 March, 2015. Now Hokutosei runs as seasonal train until end...
Overnight Trains

Overnight Express Train Hokutosei, most popular overnight train between Tokyo and Sapporo

This train was discontinued on March 13, 2015. Hokutosei is operated between Ueno and Sapporo. This train is like...
Limited Express

Save time and money! Learn more about Overnight Trains. Which overnight train can we take with no extra charge by JR Pass?

Japan Railways have operated many overnight trains before. But in these days, many of those overnight train services...
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