The Limited Express Sleeper Train "Twilight Express" on it's way to Sapporo. This train runs from Osaka to Sapporo making a number of stops along the way. It takes about 21hrs.
Photo taken close to the start of the journey in Nagaokakyo, Kyoto Prefecture.
The train is being hauled by an electric locomotive (rego EF 8143), it will have two more locomotive changes before arriving at Sapporo. During last leg from Hakodate to Sapporo it will be hauled by a pair of diesel locomotives.