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Sleeper Train from Kyoto to Sapporo then Sapporo to Tokyo?

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Sleeper Train from Kyoto to Sapporo then Sapporo to Tokyo?

Help!! I've been tearing my hair out looking for information on dates, times and booking information for an overnight train to and from Sapporo. Our plan was to leave Kyoto for Sapporo on Dec. 9 and then travel from Sapporo to Tokyo on Dec. 15.

According to The Japanese Traffic Guide by Jorudan, the Twlight Express is an option we can take from Kyoto to Sapporo, but I'm unable to find any info on how to book a cabin on the train.

Another option for us seems to be to take the train from Kyoto back to Tokyo and then board the Cassiopeia or the Hokutosei trains listed on the Japan-Guide website. We would probably want to return to Tokyo on one of these trains. But again, I cannot find any information on when these trains leave and how to book a cabin on them.

Any help on finding this info would be greatly appreciated!!!

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1. Re: Sleeper Train from Kyoto to Sapporo then Sapporo to Tokyo?

How did you go? Planning on doing similar in July. Any suggestions much appreciated.

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