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Kanazawa, Toyama, Wakura-Onsen, Fukui

The Limited Express Thunderbird timetable and the train information. The train bound for Kanazawa from Osaka and Kyoto.

The limited express Thunderbird is the primary way to get Kanazawa from Osaka and Kyoto. In this post, I show you the photo of this train, the train guide and the timetable.
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How to get to Takayama by a train and a bus

Takayama is very attractive small town. It is very closed to another popular spot, Shirakawago. In this post, I show you how to get Takayama by train and bus.
Takayama, Kanazawa and Shirakawago

How to get to Shin-Hodaka Ropeway from Takayama, Matsumoto and Toyama

You may find the route to Shin-Hodaka Ropeywa from three cities. You can find the information about the deal for the trip to Shin-Hodaka and many more information.
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How to transfer between Nagoya and Osaka/Kyoto by train

Which one is better, Shinkansen (left) or Kintetsu (right) ? If you have to move between Nagoya and Osaka (or Kyoto)...
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Trip report of Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route from Toyama to Nagano

I visited Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route from Toyama to Nagano in June, 2017. It was raining but it was a nice trip. I would like to show you my trip in this post.
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Sample itinerary of day trip to Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route from Nagoya and Osaka / Kyoto

I have written about visiting Alpine Route from Tokyo as day trip. And then I have received an inquiry about day tri...
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Sample itinerary of day trip to Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route from Tokyo

I have never thought visiting Alpine Route from Tokyo as day trip. But I have received some inquiries and check the ...
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Sample itinerary of day trip to Kanazawa and Shirakawago from Tokyo

You can visit Kanazawa and Shirakawago from Tokyo as a day trip. This post shows you the sample itinerary and how to manage this day trip.
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Sample itinerary of day trip to Kanazawa and Shirakawago from Osaka or Kyoto

You can visit Kanazawa and Shirakawago as day trip from Osaka or Kyoto. This post explains you how to manage this day trip.
Rail pass for visitors

Takayama Hokuriku Area Tourist Pass user guide. Perfect deal to travel Takayama, Kanazawa, Toyama, Shirakawago from Nagoya or Osaka

Takayama Hokuriku Area Tourist Pass is very popular and convenient to travel Kanazawa, Takayama and Shirakawago. This post explains you how to use this pass.
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Fuji-Hakone access guide. How to combine Lake Kawaguchi and Hakone in one trip.

Mt. Fuji is one of the biggest names in Japan. This post shows you the access to Mt. Fuji, such as Hakone and Lake Kawaguchi area. You can find the way to visit both places at same time in this post.
Joetsu, Nagano and Hokuriku

The Hokuriku Shinkansen, direct access to Kanazawa, Nagano and Toyama from Tokyo.

The Hokuriku Shinkansen is the fastest route to get Nagano, Toyama and Kanazawa from Tokyo. Please find the information about this Shinkansen line in this post.
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Ise access guide. Kintetsu is the best way but we can use JR Pass too.

Ise is well known as home of Ise Grand Shrine (Ise Jingu). This is one of the most sacred and most famous Shinto shr...
2013 winter Tohoku & Nagano trip

Trip to Tohoku and Nagano in 2013 winter – Part 8, from Bessho Onsen to Tokyo via Nagano, Naoetsu, Echigo-Yuzawa

This is a local train Myoko. Some of trains between Nagano and Naoetsu are operated by old limited express fleet. (C) J...
2013 winter Tohoku & Nagano trip

Trip to Tohoku and Nagano in 2013 winter – Part 7, from Tokyo to Bessho Onsen by Ueda Railway

Bessho Onsen station of Ueda Electric Railway. (C) JP Rail This post is continued from Trip to Tohoku and Nagano in ...
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Guide for train access to Nagano, Matsumoto and other places in Shinshu and surrounding area.

Shinshu region is located in the heart of Japan. You might have heard Nagano where held winter Olympic games in 1998...
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How to access to Atami, Ito, Kawazu, Shimoda and other places in Izu peninsula by train.

You may find how to access to many places in Izu peninsula by train in this post.
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Tateyama-Kurobe Alpine Route, one of most spectacular sightseeing route in Northern Japan Alps

This post is written by Mr. Jonathan Ayre. He is one of the frequent visitors. He offered me some images, writing ar...
Takayama, Kanazawa and Shirakawago

How to access to Kanazawa and Toyama from Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto, Nagoya and Niigata.

Kanazawa is very popular destination in Hokuriku region. Toyama is also well known as the gateway to Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route and Kurobe gorge. In this post, I will show you the access to these cities from Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, Nagoya and Niigata.
Kanazawa, Toyama, Wakura-Onsen, Fukui

The limited express Shirasagi timetable and train information. The direct train to Kanazawa from Nagoya.

The limited express Shirasagi connects Nagoya, Mabara, Fukui and Kanazawa. Please find more information about this train in this post.
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Japan Railways is the best way to access Mt. Fuji? How much can we use Japan Rail Pass to go to Mt. Fuji?

As you know, Mt. Fuji is the highest mountain in Japan. Sometimes we can see it even from downtown Tokyo. And when y...
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Sample itinerary Four world heritage sites (Shirakawago, Kyoto, Hiroshima and Miyajima), Kanazawa and Kyoto 7 days by Japan Rail Pass

This itinerary includes four world heritage sites, Shirakawa-go, Kyoto, Hiroshima and Miyajima. This also includes t...
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How to access to Shirakawago from Takayama, Kanazawa, Takaoka and Toyama.

This post gives you the access guide to Shirakawago from Kanazawa, Takayama, Toyama and Takaoka. You may find a lot of photos of Shirakawago. It helps you to understand how you stay in Shirakawago easily.
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