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Tokyo to Sapporo

Michelle
Michelle
about 2 years ago
4 responses

What is the best route from Tokyo to Sapporo using the Jr pass? We are a family of 4 and need to be in Sapporo by Monday 18 January 2016. I am a bit worried because we can't book this until we get to Japan on the 7 January 2016. Would appreciate some help, thank you!

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Daniel-san
12268 posts
about 2 years ago
Expert button 2

Hi there,

Trains are rarely full and I don't think you'll have any problems getting tickets. Though you may want to review the route in advance. It is quite long, so it can be nice to make a stop over somewhere or consider flying for quicker access.

Here is an example route.

Hope this helps,
Daniel

Michelle
Michelle
4 posts
about 2 years ago

Thank you for your help and reassurance . I will take your advice and make a stop over somewhere. We are really looking forward to our trip to Japan!!
Thanks
Michelle.

Michelle
Michelle
4 posts
about 2 years ago

Hi, are there wall plugs for charging laptops on the rains in Japan?
Thanks michelle

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Daniel-san
12268 posts
about 2 years ago
Expert button 2

Hi Michelle,

Some trains do but not all. It really depends on where you travel. For instance the Hayabusa Shinkansen from Tokyo - Shin-Aomori does have power outlets. While the ltd. express train from there to Hakodate does not.

Michelle
Michelle
4 posts
about 2 years ago

Hi,
Do we need to book for the bullet train from Tokyo to Kyoto? How long is the journey please.
Michelle

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Daniel-san
12268 posts
about 2 years ago
Expert button 2

Hi Michelle,

There are plenty of trains to Kyoto from Tokyo and a one way trip takes 160-180minutes.

Generally it is fine to reserve seats on the day of travel but you can do so at any time after activating the JR Pass.

Hope this helps,
Daniel


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