Morioka

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.
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.
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...
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.
Seasonal trains schedule

Schedule of 2012 summer seasonal trains of Japan Railways

In summer season, the busiest period is mid August. This period is called "Obon (お盆)". Everybody try to go back to h...
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 ...
Seasonal trains schedule

Schedule of 2011-12 winter seasonal trains

Some part of winter season is the busiest period. Especially in Japan, New Years holidays are crazy busy. In this ye...
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...
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...
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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