Ueno

Aizu Wakamatsu, Fukushima, Koriyama, Nikko, Kinugawa-Onsen

The Tohoku-Hokkaido, the Akita and the Yamagata Shinkansen train guide. The Shinkansen goes to Hakodate, Aomori, Sendai, Akita and Yamagata

The Tohoku, the Hokkaido, the Akita and the Yamagata Shinkansen lines connect Tokyo and many cities in northern Japan, such as Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto (Hakodate), Shin-Aomori, Sendai, Akita, Yamagata, Fukushima and Utsunomiya. In this post, I explain about these Shinkansen trains with many photos.
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.
Iwaki, Katsuta, Mito

Access to Mito, Katsuta and Iwaki from Ueno. Limited Express Hitachi and Tokiwa

Limited Express Hitachi (ひたち) and Tokiwa (ときわ) are operated mostly between Shinagawa, Tokyo, Ueno and Katsuta, Iwaki...
Limited Express

The limited express Kusatsu train guide. The direct access to Kusatsu-Onsen from Ueno, Tokyo

The limited express Kusatsu runs between Ueno and Naganohara-Kusatsuguchi. This train takes you to the nearest station to Kusatsu onsen from Ueno in Tokyo. You can find the information of this train in this post.
Aomori, Shin-Aomori, Hirosaki

Gran class and all class seat of Tohoku Shinkansen E5 series and Gran class for Hayabusa, Hayate and Yamabiko image gallery

E5 series was introduced for Tohoku Shinkansen in this past March. This is the first fleet that has Glan Class seat ...
Express

Save money and time going to Kanazawa, Overnight Express train Noto

*Since March 2012, this train has not been operated. Even though JR East has not announced officially anything about...
Aomori, Shin-Aomori, Hirosaki

Alternatives of Overnight train Cassiopeia and Hokutosei, in case that you cannot make a reservation.

***Hokutosei was discontinued as scheduled train in 14 March, 2015. Now Hokutosei runs as seasonal train until end...
Aizu Wakamatsu, Fukushima, Koriyama, Nikko, Kinugawa-Onsen

Compare interior of Tohoku Shinkansen Hayabusa with Hayate

All line of Tohoku Shinkansen will be restored soon. Of course the fastest train "Hayabusa" will be operated too. No...
Atami, Ito, Shimoda, Mishima, Shuzenji

No express surcharge! Fast, economical and convenient! Rapid service network in Greater Tokyo

Japan Railway operate Rapid trains throughout Japan. Especially lots of Rapid trains are operated in urban area, suc...
Akita, Morioka, Hiraizumi

Direct access to Akita from Tokyo, Akita Shinkansen (bullet train)

Technically Akita Shinkansen means the line between Morioka and Akita. But most of trains are operated between Tokyo...
Overnight Trains

Overnight express train Cassiopeia, very popular overnight train between Tokyo and Sapporo

*This train was discontinued in March 2016. Cassiopeia is operated between Ueno and Sapporo. This train is like J...
Overnight Trains

Overnight Express Train Hokutosei, most popular overnight train between Tokyo and Sapporo

This train was discontinued on March 13, 2015. Hokutosei is operated between Ueno and Sapporo. This train is like...
Akita, Morioka, Hiraizumi

Overnight transfer to Aomori/Akita from Tokyo, No extra charge on Japan Rail Pass! Overnight limited express Akebomo

***This train scheduled service was discontinued in March, 2014 due to small demand.*** This overnight train ...
Aizu Wakamatsu, Fukushima, Koriyama, Nikko, Kinugawa-Onsen

Direct transfer to Yamagata and Shinjo, Yamagata Shinkansen (bullet train)

Yamagata Shinkansen is operated between Fukushima and Yamagata and Shinjo. But all train services are provided to/fr...
Joetsu, Nagano and Hokuriku

Nagano Shinkansen, direct access to Nagano and Karuizawa from Tokyo.

*Nagano Shinkansen will be extended to Kanazawa in March 2015 and now it is called Hokuriku Shinkansen. Please see t...
Joetsu, Nagano and Hokuriku

The Joetsu Shinkansen train guide: The Shinkansen train connects Tokyo, Niiagata and Echigo Yuzawa

E4 series is only by-level Shinkansen fleet on all Shinkansen lines. The Joetsu Shinkansen is the third oldest Shink...
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