Order Your JRPass
Back to General Japan Travel

Travel from Tokyo to Hokkaido

over 4 years ago
1 response

Hi! My flight is on the 5th March 2016 and landing in Narita about 3pm. I would like to take a night train from Tokyo to Hokkaido and I notice that the night train had stop service due to the Shinkansen being ready to operate in March.

Q1. Are there still Night Train from Narita / Tokyo to Hokkaido?

Q2. What time do the Night Train normal leaves Tokyo?

Thanks very much for the assistance.

16605 posts
over 4 years ago

Hi there,

1 & 2.) Unfortunately not, night trains are almost all retired. The couple that are still in service are so popular that they are booked out long in advance. The only viable option is to travel to Hokkaido by day, either by rail or plane.

Sorry for the bad news,

Looking for more information? Search the forum

Instant Quote

Starting from $272.00 for 7 days of unlimited Japan Rail travel

Can’t find the answer?

Learn from over 14870 questions about the Japan Rail Pass, or ask our Japan Rail travel experts

Ask Question

Get pocket Wifi in Japan

Get pocket Wifi in Japan

Visit us on Facebook

Get inspired for your visit to Japan by following us on Instagram and don't forget your own shots once you are there.

Find out where to buy the japan rail pass online.

Order your JRPass Now!

We have special prices for children and great first class options. See all tickets.
Or see our range of Regional Passes