The Hokkaido Shinkansen (Superexpress) is a route for extension approximately 360km to reach Sapporo Station from Shin-Aomori Station of the Tohoku Shinkansen.
It has been already completed about 142km during Seikan Tunnel and anteroposterior approximately 82km.
The route from Shinaomori to Shinhakodate Hokuto will open on March 26, 2016.
In addition, the route between Shinhakodate Hokuto and Sapporo will open at the end of 2030.
Between Shinaomori and Shinhakodate Hokuto, it takes approximately one hour 1 minute (Speed per hour 140km).
In case of from Tokyo to Shinhakodate Hokuto, it takes four hours nine minutes.
It becomes very convenient to go to Hokkaido from the Tohoku district.
In addition, it seems to be able to contribute to further activation of Hokkaido.