Hokkaido has a minimum but scenic railway network, in addition to trains are faster than buses and easy to use. Many rural destinations cannot be reached by train alone, so it is better to combine with buses or car rentals. If you are planning on travel around Hokkaido, consider purchase a rail pass.
- Takikawa to Shintoku (in Tokachi) via Furano
- Hokkaido Shinkansen (Aomori to Hakodate)