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Limited Express

The limited express Shinano: Inter-city express connecting Nagoya and Nagano

The limited express Shinano operated by 383 series. The limited express train Shinano runs between Nagano (長野) and N...
1 to 3 days

Alpine route, Kurobe gorge and Shin-Hotaka 3-day sample trip plan. Three best scenic mountain routes with Shirakawago and Takayama

This 3-day trip plan covers Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route, Kurobe Gorge Railway, Shirakawago, Takayama and Shin-Hodaka Ropeway.
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.
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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...
Chubu Area

Trip report of Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route from Toyama to Nagano

I visited Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route from Toyama to Nagano in June, 2017. It was raining but it was a nice trip. I would like to show you my trip in this post.
Sample itineraries

Sample itinerary Tokyo, Alpine Route, Takayama, Shirakawago, Kanazawa, Kyoto and Osaka 9 days by Japan Rail Pass 7 days

Northern central part of Japan offers many "Must-See" places, such as Shirakawago, Takayama, Tateyama Kurobe alpine ...
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...
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...
2016 winter Tohoku, Chubu and Chugoku

Visit Snow Monkey Park, round trip from Nagano station in 4 hours, Trip to Tohoku, Chubu and Chugoku in 2016 winter – Part 9

Monkeys enjoy natural hot springs at Snow Monkey Park. This post is continued from Trip to Tohoku, Chubu and Chugoku...
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...
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...
1 to 3 days

Sample itinerary of day trip to Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route from Tokyo

I have never thought visiting Alpine Route from Tokyo as day trip. But I have received some inquiries and check the ...
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...
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.
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...
Station information

Takasaki station guide. It’s junction to Nagano, Niigata, Kusatsu and Tomioka Silk Mill.

Takasaki station is the biggest station in Gumma pref where is located in northern Kanto region. But it is very easy...
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...
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...
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