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jr pass from sendai to sapporo

JR Pass from Sendai to Sapporo

Hi, i womder if JR pass can be used from Sendai to Sapporo. This is because insaw from website, the track will only be operated next year 2016.

However, i saw from other ppl's blog and they have travelled via jr pass from south to north

Please advise.




Hi Boon,

Yes no problem! You can use the JR Pass all the way from Sendai to Sapporo. There are a couple of transfers on the route and it does take a good amount of time but it is all included.

A Full route can be found here.

I think what you are confused with is that as of March 2016 the Shinkansen will be extended to Hakodate. For now you can use ltd. express trains instead.

Hope this helps,


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