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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.
2018 fall trip to Aomori and Nachi

Visited Seikan Train Ferry Museum, Memorial Ship Hakkodamaru

Seikan Train Ferry connected Aomori and Hakodate before Seikan tunnel was opened. One of these ferry ships is open for public as the museum in Aomori. I visited there and show you it with lots of photos in this post.
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.
Aomori, Shin-Aomori, Hirosaki

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

Hokkaido Shinkansen will be opened on March 26, 2016 between Shin-Aomori and Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto. This will be the ...
Akita, Morioka, Hiraizumi

Tohoku and Joetsu Shinkansen image gallery. Check the interior and accommodations.

Tohoku Shinkansen and Joetsu Shinkansen share the track between Tokyo and Omiya. So some types of trains are used on b...
Rail pass for visitors

JR East Pass. Flex 5 days unlimited travel within 14 days in Eastern Japan.

*JR East Pass will be divided into two passes on April 1, 2016. Those are JR East Pass (Tohoku area) and JR East ...
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.
Hokkaido Area

Hakodate station guide. How to change the train, Super Hakucho, Super Hokuto and other local trains.

On March 26, 2016, Hokkaido Shinkansen was opened and Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto station was opened. Hakodate is not trans...
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...
2012 spring trip to Tohoku and Hokkaido

Travel by the express train Hamanasu Carpet car from Aomori to Sapporo on March 19, 2012

Hamanasu just arrived at Aomori station (C) JP Rail.com In my site, JPRail.com, the post that is written about Overn...
Ferries

Another idea of overnight transfer to Hokkaido, using ferry service between Aomori and Hakodate

In this website, the pages of overnight trains, such as Twilight Express, Cassiopeia, Hokutosei and Hamansu, are ver...
News

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 ...
Aomori, Shin-Aomori, Hirosaki

Tips for taking Gran Class of Tohoku Shinkansen Hayabusa

JR East started to operate 2 round trips of Hayabusa after suspension by earthquake. It takes more than 4 hours betw...
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

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 ...
News

Access to Haneda by Tokyo Monorail is covered now! Japan Rail Pass new rules

Tokyo Monorail is included in the pass. As of October 21, 2010, you can use Tokyo monorail that is operated betwe...
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.
Aomori, Shin-Aomori, Hirosaki

Overnight train to/from Sapporo and Aomori. Express Hamanasu

Hamanasu was discontinued in mid March, 2016. There is no overnight train service options available to Hokkaido. ...
Aomori, Shin-Aomori, Hirosaki

Connect Mainland (Aomori) with Hokkaido (Hakodate). Limited Express Hakucho / Super Hakucho

Super Hakucho and Hakucho is no longer running after Hokkaido Shinkansen opened in March, 2016. Now Hokkaido Shinkan...
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