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traveling from tokyo -sapporo on hamanasu train

Traveling from Tokyo -Sapporo on Hamanasu train

Dear JR expert.

Kindly suggest me how to reserve or online booking the ticket for night train.

I and my friends planning to go to Japan on 26 Dec -4 Jan. Will start to activate the JR pass from 29 Dec -4 Jan.

Could I be able to online the booking on Hamanasu 29 Dec {from Tokyo-Sapporo]? and come back on [Sapporo-Tokyo , 2 Jan 16]

I was told to book once I arrive at Kansai airport on 22:25, to go advaned booking at JR office in the Airport but I do not know what time is close and , Wille there be any tickets available by that time

Sorry to disturb
Thank you in advanced


Hi there,

Sorry for the bad news but it will be impossible to reserve tickets in advance for this train around new year. There are no services at all around New Year and on New Years day, additionally it will be so busy on the other days that tickets will be sold out long in advance. I recommend staying near the airport when you arrive and traveling to Sapporo by day.

Sorry for the bad news!

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