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matsuyama to tokyo

Matsuyama to Tokyo

Dear expert.
I planing to go from Matsuyama to Tokyo on dec 15.
Hyperdia give me this itenerary:

MATSUYAMA(EHIME) - TOKYO 06:06 pm Dec/2012/15 Departure
Route1
Take time: 692 Minutes Transfer: 1 Times Distance: 956.5 km
Total:¥ 22,650(Fare:¥ 11,900 Seat Fee:¥ 10,750) Commuting ticket(1mon:¥ --- 3mon:¥ --- 6mon:¥ --- )

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19:36

begin   MATSUYAMA(EHIME)

[ Departure track No.1 ] Station timetable | Add to favorite
[127 Min] through

LTD. EXP ISHIZUCHI 32

Train timetable | Interval timetable

21:43
21:45

overtransfer    SAKAIDE

Station timetable | Add to favorite
¥11,900
[563 Min] through

LTD. EXP SUNRISE SETO

Train timetable | Interval timetable
07:08 end TOKYO
[ Arrival track No.9 ].

ON connection @ Sakaide it has a sign Yellow square with a U shape blue arrow inside and have only 2 min time for connection.
What does it mean? and is it doable?
Thanks.
Victor.

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vbolk

Hi there!

According to the Hyperdia Help page that icon means it is a turning station. In this case, it means that you will have to retrace your steps a little bit on the Sunrise Seto (as you're going over the seto see pretty soon on the Seto this is not a big issue).

The bigger concern I have is that the time allowed for transfer is only 2 minutes. I think this is too short. You should leave at least 10 mins for transfer I think.

If you intend to use the sleeper train (the Sunrise Seto is a sleeper), then please note that you will have to place a reservation as soon as you activate your rail pass in Japan as these trains are very highly subscribed. The JR Pass will allow you to use the 'nobi nobi' reclining soft carpeted cubicles free of charge, but you will have to pay a supplement if you wish to use the full berths.

Hope this helps!

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