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A smoke-free railway that runs a beautiful Hokkaido

The Hokkaido Shinkansen (bullet train) has opened in March 2016. It currently runs to... read more

Reviewed 20 May 2018
DrJayMic
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Tokyo, Japan
Great way to see Hokkaido

Yes; I am a railway enthusiast so am biassed in favour of rail travel. I recently took advantage... read more

Reviewed 7 October 2017
Paul_in_Australia
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Mitcham, Australia
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Reviewed 20 May 2018

The Hokkaido Shinkansen (bullet train) has opened in March 2016. It currently runs to Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto Station through the Seikan under-see tunnel from Shin-Aomori Station. The new terminal is 17 km away from Hakodate Station. There are plans to extend from Hakodate to the Hokkaido Shinkansen...More

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Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

Travelled on the JR Hokkaido Furano line from Asahikawa to Biei and Kami Furano stations. Its a single line , diesel operated, single car service (few double car). Most stations are unmanned. The beauty of travelling on this line is the scenic route with wonderful...More

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Reviewed 7 October 2017

Yes; I am a railway enthusiast so am biassed in favour of rail travel. I recently took advantage of a seven day Hokkaido rail pass (only available to international visitors) and rode most of the train lines on Hokkaido island. The trains are spotless and...More

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Reviewed 18 March 2016 via mobile

On our recent trip to Club Med Hokkaido we opted to take the 100+ minutes train from New Chitose Airport to Shintoku Station rather than booking the CM airport/station transfer to cut cost. Also, I always prefer trains to road trips for the convenience and...More

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