questions & answers: using the japan rail pass

tokyo to hakodate

Tokyo to Hakodate

2 of us will be travelling from Tokyo to Hakodate on 24th or 25th May 2014 and we were wondering about an overnight trrip instead of a daytime trip. We will have a JR rail pass. What are the options?


Hi there,

It is possible to travel overnight from Tokyo - Aomori overnight by using Akebono express and a basic seat/bunk is covered by the JR Pass. From Aomori it is about 1.5H by limited express train to Hakodate.

You should keep in mind that there's only one train travelling between Tokyo (Ueno) and Aomori each night and places are limited. It is highly recommended to make seat reservations for this train in advance, you can do so once you arrive in Japan with your JR Pass.

Here is a little more about travel on the Akebono train.

I hope this helps!


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