Hokkaido Shinkansen' stations and trains

  • Published on : 26/06/2016
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Our travel guide along the Hokkaido shinkansen

Since March 2016, the new Hokkaido Shinkansen is in operation. Discover the new stations and how to reach Hakodate and Sapporo.

Okutsugaru Imabetsu Station was designed as a "Gate in the style of Imabetsu 's symbolic Seikan Tunnel Arch".

Kikonai Station was designed "with the inspiration from the rhythm of the waves rushing to shore and the sun rays peeking out between the trees".

Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto station is the northern shinkansen station.  According to JR Hokkaido Railway Company, who is responsible of the operation for the Hokkaido Shinkansen, the large pillar inside the building represent the poplar trees leading to Trappist Monastery and are made fram Japanese cedar from Southern Hokkaido. The Shinkansen name between Tokyo Station and Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto Station is Hayabusa. Note that reservation is required for all seats.

Hokkaido shinkansen

Hokkaido shinkansen

©Andy Leung, pixabay

How to reach Hakodate and Sapporo ?

From Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto station, the connection is easy to Hakodate with the Hakodate Liner and to Sapporo with Ltd Express Super Hokuto and Ltd Express Hokuto (3h30) as the platforms are nearby.

Once in Hakodate, it is easy to discover the city with the shuttle bus or the street car.

Super Hokuto Limited Express, Hokkaido

Super Hokuto Limited Express, Hokkaido

©By Rsa - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=3667145

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