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travel from tokyo to hokkaido

Travel from Tokyo to Hokkaido

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.


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,

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