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kyoto to rishiri-to

kyoto to rishiri-to

may i please inquire as to traveling kyoto to rishiri-to? plan to be in kyoto 14-16 sept, must be in rishiri-to 17 sept. would prefer to include some rail travel - perhaps 16 sept. overnight rail to sapporo in time for midday flight on 17 sept? first time to Japan, so would very much appreciate suggestions. domo arigato gozaimasu.

ak
ak

What you're suggesting is completely unrealistic and impractical.
The best way to cover such a distance would be to take the bullet train from Kyoto to Tokyo, go to Haneda airport, and fly direct from Haneda to Wakkanai. From there you can easily get to Rishiri. You can use a cheap fare like the ANA's Experience Japan Fare for just ¥10,800.

Good luck.

Toraneko
Toraneko

Hi there,

Going from Kyoto - Rishirin is a route that would take up a day and a half of travel alone by train and ferry. So flying would be the only option if you wish to make it in time to Rishiri-to.

I would really recommend researching the route and see if you can match it to your wishes.

Hope this helps,
Daniel

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Daniel-san
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hello Toraneko,
thank you very much for your 'reality check' and practical suggestion. yes, i see now that by september 2015 all of the overnight trains to Hokkaido will have been discontinued. it is 'good luck' to have the opportunity to ask questions and that people like you take the time to provide helpful answers. Thank you.

ak
ak

hello Daniel,
thank you very much for your 'reality check' and practical suggestion. yes, i see now that by september 2015 all of the overnight trains to Hokkaido will have been discontinued. it is 'good luck' to have the opportunity to ask questions and that people like you take the time to provide helpful answers. Thank you.

ak
ak

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