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night train hamanasu

night train Hamanasu

We plan to go to Sapporo by night train "Hamanasu" from Aomori.I would like to know as followed...
1. if I take sleeping compartment, how much should I pay more (I use Japan Rail Pass).
2. Are there any shower room on this train?


Hi there!

Here is an itinerary for the Hamanasu Aomori to Sapporo sleeper. Both nobi nobi and reserved seats are free if you have a JR Pass, but you must book them well in advance. If you want to use a sleeping compartment you'll need to pay an extra ¥8,000pp - note that there is only shared berths available on the Hamanasu, with no private rooms available.

There are no shower facilities on the train, but there are many Sento (spa houses) available in Sapporo for you to shower/bath after your trip. Here's a blog post with more.

Hope this helps!

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Thank you very much.


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