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tokyo to sapporo

Tokyo to Sapporo

What is the best route from Tokyo to Sapporo using the Jr pass? We are a family of 4 and need to be in Sapporo by Monday 18 January 2016. I am a bit worried because we can't book this until we get to Japan on the 7 January 2016. Would appreciate some help, thank you!

Michelle
Michelle

Hi there,

Trains are rarely full and I don't think you'll have any problems getting tickets. Though you may want to review the route in advance. It is quite long, so it can be nice to make a stop over somewhere or consider flying for quicker access.

Here is an example route.

Hope this helps,
Daniel

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Daniel-san
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Thank you for your help and reassurance . I will take your advice and make a stop over somewhere. We are really looking forward to our trip to Japan!!
Thanks
Michelle.

Michelle
Michelle

Hi, are there wall plugs for charging laptops on the rains in Japan?
Thanks michelle

Michelle
Michelle

Hi Michelle,

Some trains do but not all. It really depends on where you travel. For instance the Hayabusa Shinkansen from Tokyo - Shin-Aomori does have power outlets. While the ltd. express train from there to Hakodate does not.

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Daniel-san
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Hi,
Do we need to book for the bullet train from Tokyo to Kyoto? How long is the journey please.
Michelle

Michelle
Michelle

Hi Michelle,

There are plenty of trains to Kyoto from Tokyo and a one way trip takes 160-180minutes.

Generally it is fine to reserve seats on the day of travel but you can do so at any time after activating the JR Pass.

Hope this helps,
Daniel

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