Map of Hokkaido

The railway system in Japan has a high reputation for punctuality and safety. The train fare varies naturally depending on the distance you travel as well as the type of train you wish to catch: Limited Express, Express etc. and the type of reserved seat: Green Car (first class), Sleeper etc., for each of which an extra charge is required. Tickets for short distances are available from ticket machines that are installed at each train station whereas tickets for long distances and reservations are dealt with at ticket offices at major stations.

To use the train, first purchase a ticket at a vending machine or ticket window. Your ticket is punched by hand at the wicket or inserted in a punching machine. Please keep the ticket since it must be returned at your destination. If there is no fare chart in English, buy the cheapest ticket indicated on the vending machine and pay the difference due at the fare adjustment office at your destination station before you go through the exit wicket.

Most stations display station names in both Japanese and alphabet lettering on platform signboards. The name of the station is in large letters in the center of the sign; names of adjacent stations appear below or to either side.

Hokkaido Map

JR Train Japan Railways (JR)

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JR Sapporo Station©JNTO

Japan's leading railway company, Japan Railways (JR), has an elaborate and well-established system of trains throughout the country.

Please visit the following link if you would like to see more details or the route map
© Hokkaido Railway Company
(Map data is under Route Map)

Sapporo Subway

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The subway system consists of three lines - Nanboku, Tozai and Toho lines, and the minimum cost is 200YEN for adults. Time required between stations is approximately 2 minutes. Connecting bus services are available from major subway stations

Please visit the following link if you would like to see more details or the route map ©Sapporo City Transportation Bureau