|1st day Chiba(5:00)¨@Tokyo(6:00) ¨Sendai(14:00) ¨Hachinohe(21:00)
|2nd day Hachinohe87:00) ¨Hakodate(11:00) ¨Muroran(21:00)
| 3rd day Muroran(8:00) ¨Tomakomai(10:00) ¨Farm Visit¨Sapporo(18:00)
|4th day Sapporo(23:00) ¨The rapid night train¨Hakodate(6:00)
|5th day Sendai(9:00) ¨Tokyo(17:00) ¨Chiba(18:00)
(c) 2000 Setsuko Watanabe
Hello! My name is Miyahara. I live in Chiba, too. Last summer,
I suddenly felt like travelling by train. From my childhood
I have always longed to travel by train,
So I decided to go to Hokkaido by myself. Hokkaido is the biggest
island on the north end of Japan. Hokkaido is known for having
a lot of wild nature. The vast wilderness of Hokkaido has always
been enchanting to the young people of urban Japan.
I traveled for 5 days.
The 1st day at 5:00, I took the train near my home, reading
books, looking at the scenery, sleeping, not doing anything
important, and just passing time. By the end of the day, I reached
Hachinohe, which is still in mainland Japan.
The 2nd day, I took the rapid train "Kaikyou". We came out of
the Seikan tunnel (an under-sea tunnel) and there was Hokkaido!
It was a little after 21:00. The 3rd day and the 4th day, I
visited many towns in Hokkaido.I was most impressed by the racehorse
farms. I saw horses that were champions in the Horse Park at
one time. . In Hokkaido there are many farms like this. I stayed
at a Youth Hostel. So the cost was very cheap. But it is pity
that my schedule was very tight. I tried to see and do too much.
If I had more time, I would have stopped at many more towns
and relaxed more. From my experience, I would strongly recommend
to you to plan a more relaxed trip. You could buy two or three
Seishunn18Kippu and enjoy a longer, more leisurely trip.