People sport headwear resembling a Hokkaido Shinkansen bullet train outside the Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto Station in Hokkaido. Photo: Kyodo

Japan extends bullet train travel to northern island of Hokkaido

Last month, tickets for the first Tokyo-bound service from Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto sold out in 25 seconds.

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People sport headwear resembling a Hokkaido Shinkansen bullet train outside the Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto Station in Hokkaido. Photo: Kyodo
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