Matsumoto

Chubu Area

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.
Seasonal trains schedule

Summary of 2019-20 winter seasonal trains of JR train

You can find all major JR seasonal train's schedule for December 2019 to February 2020 in this post.
Seasonal trains schedule

Summary of 2019 fall seasonal trains of JR trains

The Sanyo Shinkansen in fall season Autumn and spring are the good season to travel in Japan. In fall season, you ma...
Seasonal trains schedule

Summary of 2019 spring seasonal trains of JR trains

Spring is the amazing season to travel in Japan. I think everybody agree that spring is the best season to travel. T...
Seasonal trains schedule

Summary of 2018 summer seasonal trains of JR trains

Summer is very hot and humid in Japan. It is not the best season to travel. However summer is very busy travel seaso...
Seasonal trains schedule

Schedule of 2018 spring seasonal trains of Japan Railways

Spring is the best season to visit Japan because of the cherry blossom. Spring break of public school in Japan usual...
Seasonal trains

Schedule of 2017 summer seasonal trains of Japan Railways

I cannot say that summer is the best season to visit Japan. It's very hot and very humid. But it's vacation season a...
Seasonal trains schedule

Schedule of 2017 spring seasonal trains of Japan Railways

Spring is the best season to visit Japan because of the cherry blossom. And also between late April and the beginnin...
Station information

Nagano station guide. How to catch the bus to the tourist spots. How to change between Hokuriku Shinkansen and other local trains.

Nagano is known as Winter Olympic Game host city. That means this place has very good snow. Nagano has many ski slop...
Station information

Matsumoto station guide. How to catch the bus to Takayama, Hotaka and Kamikochi. How to take a train to Nagano, Hakuba, Shinano-Omachi.

Matsumoto station from Oshiro-guchi (east side) Matsumoto is the second biggest city in Nagano prefecture. But the s...
2016 winter Tohoku, Chubu and Chugoku

Trip to Tohoku, Chubu and Chugoku in 2016 winter – Part 10, Trip from Nagano to Tokyo and taking Sunrise Seto

Sunrise Izumo and Sunrise Seto are only scheduled overnight trains in Japan. This post is continued from Trip to Toh...
Seasonal trains schedule

Schedule of 2016 summer seasonal trains of Japan Railways

In Japan, the peak period during summer time is mid August that is called "Obon". Most of Japanese go back to hometo...
2016 winter Tohoku, Chubu and Chugoku

Trip to Tohoku, Chubu and Chugoku in 2016 winter – Part 5, Matsumoto to Takaoka via Toyama

This post is continued from Trip to Tohoku, Chubu and Chugoku in 2016 winter – Part 4, Nagoya to Matsumoto via Magom...
2016 winter Tohoku, Chubu and Chugoku

Trip to Tohoku, Chubu and Chugoku in 2016 winter – Part 4, Nagoya to Matsumoto via Magome

This post is continued from Trip to Tohoku, Chubu and Chugoku in 2016 winter – Part 3, Kakunodate to Nagoya via Send...
Rail pass for visitors

JR East Pass Nagano Niigata user guide. Flex 5-day pass in 14 days period to cover Nagano, Niigata, Tokyo and surrounding area.

JR East Pass Nagano Niigata is a good deal to travel Nagano and Niigata area. It covers Tokyo and surrounding area too. This post gives you the detailed information about this pass. You will find that it suits your trip plan or not.
Seasonal trains schedule

Schedule of 2016 spring seasonal trains of Japan Railways

Spring is the best season to visit Japan because of the cherry blossom. And also between late April and the beginnin...
Seasonal trains schedule

Schedule of 2015 spring seasonal trains of Japan Railways

Spring is the best season to visit Japan because of the cherry blossom. And also between late April and the beginnin...
Seasonal trains schedule

Schedule of 2014 fall seasonal trains of Japan Railways

Fall season is very popular to travel in Japan. Fall foliage is amazing. Weather is very nice. It's highly recommend...
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 ...
Seasonal trains schedule

Schedule of 2013 summer seasonal trains of Japan Railways

In Japan, summer school break start from mid July and until end of August. And Obon period in mid August is one of t...
Seasonal trains schedule

Schedule of 2013 spring seasonal trains of Japan Railways

Spring is the best season to travel. The cherry blossom can be seen throughout Japan from late March to late April. ...
Chubu Area

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...
Kofu, Otsuki, Kawaguchiko, Gotemba, Shizuoka

The Limited Express Azusa, Super Azusa, Kaiji, and Fuji Excursion (Fuji-Kaiyu) for Matsumoto, Kofu, Kawaguchiko, Shinano-Omachi and Hakuba from Shinjuku

This post explains you the Limited Express Azusa from Shinjuku to Matsumoto, Kaiji to Kofu and Fuji Excursion to Kawaguchiko. You may find lots of info and photo of the train interior.
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