Yesterday was the 1st anniversary of Hokkaido Shinkansen, super rapid train from Tokyo or Sendai to Hokkaido.
Now it is running only to Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto, but it is scheduled to arrive to Sapporo Terminal in 2031. We have to wait for 14 years to the completion.
Hokkaido was far for everybodies, but it is now easy to access by Shinkansen which connects from Tokyo to Hakodate in less than 4 hours, from Sendai 2.5 hours only.
Before Shinkansen, it was nostalgic ferry operating from Aomori to Hakodate. (ref. Wikipedia)
Entering into Seikan Tunnel 53.9km long.
Tsugaru Strait, border of Honshu island,.Shinkansen is running under the sea.
Hakodate Liner to connect Shinkansen Station to Hakodate downtown.
Hakodate Night View.
Nearest Shinkansen station from Kanyo is Kurikomakogen.
Hokkaido is not far now from Tohoku.
Enjoy both regions. Sergio