Since the 25th of March 2016 the northern island Hokkaido is reachable by the new Hokkaido Shinkansen Line service.
The travel time between Tokyo and the city of Hakodate, located at the southern tip of Hokkaido, will take 4hours and 2minutes. The plan is to extend the line to Sapporo till 2030. For now this connection offers an save and fast way for tourists to explore the northern part of Japan.
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