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best itinerary from sapporo

Best itinerary from Sapporo


We are checking out of Niseko in the late morning.
What is the best train route from Sapporo to Tokyo?
What time does the train depart Sapporo in the early afternoon?


Hi there,

The best train to take is the Hayabusa Shinkansen from Tokyo to Aomori, this train departs 1-2 times per hour depending on the time. From Aomori take a limited express train to Hakodate and from there an other super express to Sapporo. The entire trip takes about 10 hours, so it may be a good idea to plan in a stop somewhere for the night and travel on the following morning. Both Aomori and Hakodate are popular stopovers.

Hope this helps,

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