Tohoku Area

Tohoku area is northern part of Honshu island (Main and biggest island). Aomori, Iwate, Akita, Miyagi and Fukushima prefectures are in this area.

1 to 3 days

Resort Shirakami and Lake Towada 2-day sample trip plan

You may find the 2-day trip sample itinerary which covers Resort Shirakami, Blue pond, Oirase stream and Lake Towada.
2012 spring trip to Tohoku and Hokkaido

Trip to Matsushima and Kakunodate on the way to Aomori from Osaka on March 19, 2012 by the Shinkansen

I visited Matsushima and Kakunodate in one day on the way to Aomori.
Station information

Shin-Aomori station guide. How to change the train, Shinkansen, Super Hakucho and other local trains.

Hokkaido Shinkansen was opened in March 26, 2016. You can get Hokkaido by Shinkansen directly without changing train...
side trip

Easy trip from Sendai. How to access to Matsushima by Japan Rail Pass

Matsushima is one of "Three View of Japan". You can visit there from Sendai easily and the trip is covered by JR Pass fully. You may find the infomation of the access in this post.
7 to 9 days

Sample itinerary Tohoku 7 days by Japan Rail Pass 7 days

This itinerary includes all part of Tohoku and covers many popular spots, such as Nikko, Zao, Matsushima, Hiraizumi,...
Akita, Morioka, Hiraizumi

Rail cruising in UNESCO World Heritage Shirakami mountains by Rapid train Resort Shirakami

Resort Shirakami offers an amazing coast scenery of Sea of Japan. This is the seasonal operation train but it runs almost everyday in summer season. Please find the information about this train.
JR Local Buses

How to access to Lake Towada (Towadako). Fully covered by JR Pass

This post shows you the information about the access to Lake Hachinohe. You also can find how to use the pass to get there, such as using JR Pass.
JR Local Buses

How to access to Ryusendo (Limestone cave) by Japan Rail Pass

Ryusendo (=龍泉洞) is one of three biggest limestone caves in Japan. It has some crystal clear blue lakes in the cave. ...
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