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.
2016 winter Tohoku, Chubu and Chugoku

Trip to Tohoku, Chubu and Chugoku in 2016 winter – Part 2, Akita airport to Kakunodate

This post is continued from Trip to Tohoku, Chubu and Chugoku in 2016 winter - Part 1, Quick trip to Hiroshima from ...
Rail pass for visitors

JR East Pass Tohoku. Flex 5 days pass in 14 days period to cover Tokyo, surrounding area of Tokyo and Tohoku region.

JR East Pass Tohoku covers Tohoku region, Tokyo and surrounding areas. You can pick any 5 days in 14 days period to use this pass. It is very flexible. You may find more information about this pass, JR East Pass Tohoku in this post.
Joetsu, Nagano and Hokuriku

What is the Shinkansen (bullet train)? Most convenient and the fastest train service throughout Japan.

The Shinkansen (新幹線) is a high speed train service that is operated by JR. It is one of the fastest trains in world...
2013 winter Tohoku & Nagano trip

Resort Shirakami trip report in the winter time. Trip to Tohoku and Nagano in 2013 winter – Part 4, from Akita to Hirosaki

Resort Shirakami old type KIHA-40 series Kumagera formation (C) JP Rail This post is continued from Trip to Tohoku a...
2013 winter Tohoku & Nagano trip

Trip to Tohoku and Nagano in 2013 winter – Part 3, from Ueno to Akita by Akebono

Overnight Limited Express Akebono is one of the way to get Aomori. (C) JP Rail This post is continued from Trip to T...

Two days unlimited ride on Japan Railways in Tohoku area, Tohoku Ouen Pass

JR East announced that they will sell Tohoku Ouen Pass (東北応援パス). "Ouen (応援)" means Supporting in Japanense. This pas...
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.
Aomori, Shin-Aomori, Hirosaki

Overnight limited express train Nihonkai

***This train scheduled service was discontinued on March, 2012 due to small demand. It is operated as a seasonal ...
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...
Akita, Morioka, Hiraizumi

Express train service between Aomori and Akita, Limited Express Tsugaru

Tsugaru is an inter-city train that connects Aomori with several cities in Akita Pre. (秋田県) and Aomori Pref. (青森県), ...
Akita, Morioka, Hiraizumi

Express train service between Niigata and Akita, Limited Express Inaho

Inaho is an inter-city train that connects Niigata with several cities in Shonai area (庄内地方) where is located betwee...
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 ...
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