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The Resort Shirakami and Soya Main Line Hokkaido

Harjanti68
Harjanti68
over 2 years ago
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Dear Daniel,

What is the daily Schedule for the Resort Shirakami (is that the name of the train or what?). Since we will be going to aomori from akita, I am thinking of taking this scenic route train. My questions are:
1. Where can I make a booking and when should I do it? Plan to go to Aomori in mid feb 2017.
2. Can we bring big luggages into the train since we are planning to stay over either at Aomori or Hakodate for the night.
3. Can we go on to Hakodate after the Resort Shirakami experience from Aomori?
4. Does the train make any stop along the way (for passengers to take pictures, maybe?)?

About the Soya Main Line Hokkaido:
1. How Long does it take to ride from asahikawa to wakkanai? Does the train make any stop along the way?
2. From Wakkanai, is there a faster and direct train back to Sapporo?

Thanks,
Harjanti

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Daniel-san
15896 posts
over 2 years ago
Expert

Dear Harjanti,

Here are the answers for your questions:

1.) You can do so at any JR station in Japan. Just tell the staff what train you'd like to book.

2.) Yes, no problem.

3.) Yes.

4.) Yes, there is one stop at near the coast at an old rock formation. You will have about 15 minutes here to get off the train and walk around.

About the Soya Main Line Hokkaido:
1.) It depends on what train you take, you can search the route in Hyperdia to find the exact amount of minutes and other route information.

2.) Compared to what? The fastest is to take a limited express train between both cities. Like the LTD. EXP SUPER SOYA.

Hope this helps,
Daniel

Harjanti68
Harjanti68
7 posts
over 2 years ago

Dear Daniel,

The Hyperdia sure helps a lot! However, on the route from Akita to Aomori, how should I search for the "Resort Shirakami" train? The ones that I found are the Shinkansen Hayabusa, Shinkansen Komachi and JR Ou Line. I dont find any "Resort Shirakami" train in any of the hour.

Thanks,
Harjanti

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Daniel-san
15896 posts
over 2 years ago
Harjanti68
Harjanti68
7 posts
over 2 years ago

Dear Daniel,

Thanks a bunch.. the timetable sure helps a lot!! I'd appreciate if you can send the time table for the Soya Main Line from Asahikawa to Wakkanai.

Harjanti

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Daniel-san
15896 posts
over 2 years ago
Harjanti68
Harjanti68
7 posts
over 2 years ago

Thanks a lot Daniel.. Sure appreciate it

Harjanti68
Harjanti68
7 posts
over 2 years ago

Dear Daniel,

I read about the trip to wakkanai on the soya main line for the scenic route. The single car DMU train will only operate from Bakkai to Minami Wakkanai. My question is: does it mean that we have to change the train at Bakkai to enjoy the scenic route? Will it be announced in english when and where to stop for the transfer?

Thanks,
Harjanti


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