Sapporo

Hokkaido Area

New Chitose Airport access guide. How to get Sapporo, Otaru and other cities in Hokkaido.

New Chitose airport station is located at the underground of the terminal building. (C) JP Rail New Chitose airport ...
Seasonal trains schedule

Schedule of 2012 summer seasonal trains of Japan Railways

In summer season, the busiest period is mid August. This period is called "Obon (お盆)". Everybody try to go back to h...
2012 spring trip to Tohoku and Hokkaido

Travel by the express train Hamanasu Carpet car from Aomori to Sapporo on March 19, 2012

Hamanasu just arrived at Aomori station (C) JP Rail.com In my site, JPRail.com, the post that is written about Overn...
News

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...
Ferries

Another idea of overnight transfer to Hokkaido, using ferry service between Aomori and Hakodate

In this website, the pages of overnight trains, such as Twilight Express, Cassiopeia, Hokutosei and Hamansu, are ver...
Abashiri, Shiretoko-Shari

Direct transfer to Abashiri for Drift ice in Shiretoko by Ryuhyo Limited Express Okhotsk no Kaze

This train has not run in the last few years. Please do not use this train in your trip plan. This is a seasonal ...
14 to 20 days

Throughout Japan 14 days sample itinerary by Japan Rail Pass 14 days pass

This itinerary includes many popular spots throughout Japan in 14 days. This itinerary starts from Tokyo. But if you...
Seasonal trains schedule

Schedule of 2011 fall seasonal trains of Japan Railway

Fall is good season to travel in Japan. JR Group operate lots of seasonal trains during this season. But it is too m...
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...
Asahikawa

Furano Biei Norokko train, Easy rail trip around Furano area for everyone.

This post will explain you about Furano Biei Norokko train which is the seasonal train between Asahikawa and Furano.
Furano, Tomamu, Shintoku

Direct transfer to Furano from Sapporo. Limited Express Furano Lavender Express / Furano Koyo Express

Furano Lavender Express (フラノラベンダーエクスプレス) and Furano Koyo Express (フラノ紅葉エクスプレス) are limited express trains to Furano ...
Overnight Trains

Overnight express train Cassiopeia, very popular overnight train between Tokyo and Sapporo

*This train was discontinued in March 2016. Cassiopeia is operated between Ueno and Sapporo. This train is like J...
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...
7 to 9 days

Two most popular spots in 7 days! Sample itinerary Kyoto and Hokkaido 7 days by Japan Rail Pass 7 days pass

I have received some inquiries about trip to Kyoto and Hokkaido in only 7 days. It is packed but it is not impossibl...
7 to 9 days

Sample itinerary Hokkaido 7 days by Japan Rail Pass 7 days

This itinerary includes most of popular spots of Hokkaido in 7 days. Departure and arrival places are Tokyo. You can...
Hokkaido Area

The Limited Express Super Ozora / Super Tokachi train guide and the timetable. The trains to Tomamu, Obihiro and Kushiro

These trains take you to Tomamu, Obihiro and Kushiro from Sapporo. You can find this train guide and the timetable in this post.
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. ...
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.
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