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hokkaido (hakodate) to tokyo

Hokkaido (Hakodate) to Tokyo

Need some advice,

Will be traveling to Hokkaido and had not finalize the itinerary within Hokkaido.
I intend to depart from Hakodate to Tokyo for 2 adult & 1 child (5 years) and have intention to purchase over nite train on Akebono line to Tokyo.

I have not get a JR pass. How should I go about getting the tickets (in advance) as I have reserve my hotels in Tokyo ?

Andrew Mac


Hi Andrew,

If you don't have a JR Pass and are a non-Japanese speaker, then the best way to book such a train is via a Japanese travel agency local to you (there will likely be a booking charge). There are currently no easy ways to book sleeper trains in english online I'm afraid!

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Hi Mari

Thanks for the information...


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