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night train from hokkaido to sapporo with additional charge

Night Train from Hokkaido to Sapporo with additional charge

I planned to visit Hokkaido in the end of July 2014 but I would like to how whether I need to paid additional charge for night train. If I want to avoid extra pay which train that I need to take.........I have tried one night train to Hokkaido using JR Rail Pass without any charge many years ago I that still available?

Please advice!!!


Hi there,

Yes the JR Pass covers a basic seat on the Hamanasu train service. It is still in service but may be suspended in 2016. So take the ride if you can.

However please be aware that the train can be booked out quickly, so try to secure your seats as soon as you arrive in Japan.

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