The Cassiopeia Overnight Train

  • Published on : 26/06/2016
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Previous Overnight service between Tokyo and Sapporo

Learn about the previous Cassiopeia overnight train which linked Tokyo to Hokkaido before the launch of the Hokkaido Shinkansen

From Where to Where? Tokyo to Hokkaido

The Cassiopeia departed from Ueno Station in Tokyo at 4 pm and made its first stop in Hokkaido around 5 am, when it reached Hokkaido. In between, the Cassiopeia stoped at Omiya, Utsunomiya, Koriyama, Fukushima, Sendai, Ichinoseki, and Morioka. The train ended in Sapporo around 9:30 am in the morning.

Sapporo

Sapporo

©Soyoung Han, unsplash

On board accommodations

The Cassiopeia made its debut in 1999. Because it was a "cruising train," or special luxury train, it was only equipped with private rooms, each of which had an in-suite bathroom.

The beds folded out at night, and up into chairs during the day so that you could enjoy the spectacular view as your travel further and further north.

The train was also equipped with lounge and dining cars.

Cassiopeia

Cassiopeia

©By yys747 - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=5511747

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