Ba Tran
Ba Tran
almost 5 years ago
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I would go to Hokkaido in early May , I will take return flight between Narita Tokyo and Chitose Sapporo in day 1 (08.05.2013) and last day ( 17.05.2013) , my plan is :
Day 1 : Tokyo (flighgt) --> Sapporo (rail) --> Hakodate
Day 2,3 Hakodate
Day 4 From Hakodate (rail) --> Asahikawa
Day 5,6 Asahikawa
Day 7 From Asahikawa (rail) --> Sapporo
Day 8,9 Sapporo
Day 10 Sapporo --> Tokyo --> Sydney ( all flight)
I would like to know are any rail pass to use in this trip and the plan is ok?
Thank you in advance for your advices

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almost 5 years ago
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Hi there,

Yes a JR Pass would be a great option for this, you could either buy the 7 day JR Pass or the a Hokkaido JR Pass for this. A Hokkaido rail-pass will be the most economic option, especially the 4-day flexible pass will be well suited for your plan.

Your plan looks fine to me, the only route that may be a little long is Hakodate Asahikawa, which takes a 350minutes or 5 hours and 50 minutes. So be sure to bring a good book or plan a stop between them.

Enjoy Hokkaido!

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