Need advice on the train journey from Kutchan to Hakodate.
The train schedule is as such:
9.28 Leave Kutchan via JR Hakodate Line
11.13 arrive Oshamambe
11:30 Leave Oshamambe via LTD.EXP HOKUTO 8
12:49 arrive HAKODATE
My concern - is 17 mins sufficient time to transfer from JR Hakodate Line to Ltd Exp Hokuto 8, with luggage in tow?
Are the trains on the same platform? Or do we have to exit and rush to another platform?
where do we purchase the different train tickets? Do we need to purchase in advance? Should we buy the reserved seats tickets?
BTW, is Kutchan station a 15 mins bus ride from Hirafu Village?
Thanks for advice!