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tokyo to hokkaido

Tokyo to Hokkaido

HI,

My partner and I plan to visit Japan during this July and plan to stay 17 days there.
Our main purpose is to visir Hokkaido (for the lavender session).
What is the best solution to travel from Tokyo to Hokkaido?

Look forward to heard from you.

Thak you.

lilichai
lilichai

Hi there!

You basically have two options traveling from Tokyo to Hokkaido.

The first is taking a domestic flight to Sapporo. This is faster than the train, however ticket prices can change by the day. Also all the procedures involved with flying will still take up most of your day.

The 2nd is taking traveling to Hokkaido by rail and here is here the JR Pass shines, just a one way Tokyo - Sapporo almost pays for a 7 day JR Pass. However do keep in mind that the full trip Tokyo - Sapporo takes 10 hours, even with the 320km/h Shinkansen and it is a good idea to plan a day stop in between.

These are basically the two best options, I've traveled from Tokyo (or even one from Fukuoka) to Hokkaido and very much enjoy taking the train, however in the end it comes down to your own preference.

Hope this helps!
Daniel

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Daniel-san
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Dear Daniel San,

Thank you for your help. I have another question that can we: -

1) buy JR pass when we arrive Japan, Henada airport

or

2) is it better to buy online, deliver to our country before we depart to Japan?

Look forward to heard from you.

Thank you.

lilichai
lilichai

Hi there!

The JR Pass can only be purchased outside of Japan!

It is possible to place an online order directly over HERE.

Happy travels!

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Daniel-san
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Dear Daniel San,

May I check with you do we need to buy separate JR pass for usage in: -

a) Hokkaido
b) Honshu

Look forward to heard from you.

Thank you.

lilichai
lilichai

Hi there,

The JR Pass is valid in both Hokkaido and Honshu, so you would not require and separate pass.

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Daniel-san
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