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As much as I love the Shinkansen, it's more of a means of getting somewhere quickly.  What I enjoyed the most was riding Limited Express trains and during this trip I was able to ride some with the major JR Operators.  I rode through major cities, farmlands, mountains, along rivers, lake shores and the Sea of the Japan at slower speeds and with large windows.

 

JR East - E353 Azusa (Shinjuku to Matsumoto)

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JR East - E653 Inaho (Akita to Niigata)

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JR Central - 383 Shinano (Matsumoto to Nagoya)

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More Limited Express trains.  The 885 had the most interesting interior and seats, it felt like a board room with office chairs.  The rest were very similar and most having 1+2 seating arrangement.  

 

JR West - 683 Thunderbird (Kanazawa to Shin-Osaka)

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JR Kyushu - 885 Sonic (Hakata to Kokura)

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JR Hokkaido - Kiha 261-1000 Super Hokuto (Shin-Hakodate to Yakumo to Hakodate)

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JR 500系

Wow Green is the way to go! Love these Green seats! It also seems you went from the northern most part to the southern most of Japan, Junior! Kudos! 

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Yeah, I've been spoiled and it's only $100 more for the Green Pass so it's worth it.  It was only on one occasion that I was not able to get a window seat but it was only for a part of the trip.  No, I was far from the northern or southern most part of Japan - the plan was to just at least set foot on Kyushu and Hokkaido.  Already planning my next trip in my head and will be spending more time in the southern part of Japan.

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Very nice.  We are getting Green passes this time too.  Usually we don't but due to being there during the most busy part of the summer, we thought it prudent to get them to have a better chance at getting seats on certain days.

 

Thanks for the pics!

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Hokkaido Day Trip: March 25,  2019

 

Tokyo to Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto : Hayabusa Series E5 (Tomix 98319/98320)

Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto to Yakumo : Super Hokuto Kiha Series 261-1000 (Tomix 98298)

Yakumo to Hakodate : Super Hokuto Kiha Series 261-1000

Hakodate to Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto : Hakodate Liner Series 733-1000 (Tomix 98240

Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto to Ueno : Hayabusa Serie E5

 

I bought the E5 and 261 after this recent trip, I actually bought the 733 on my 2017 trip and glad I was able to ride it this time around.

 

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