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Limited Express

The Limited Express Shirayuki: Intercity express between Joetsu-Myoko and Niigata

The limited express Shirayuki runs along a coast side in Niigata. It connects Joetsu Myoko on the Hokuriku Shinkansen and Niigata.
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...
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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...
Cruising train

The world fastest art gallery, Genbi Shinkansen

Genbi Shinkansen is one of the Shinkansen trains of the Joetsu Shinkansen. But the interior is totally different from other Shinkansen trains. This is like an art gallery. Please find the information about Genbi Shinkansen in this post.
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...
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...
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...
Cruising train

Enjoy premium Japanese Sake on board. Cruising train Koshino Shu*Kura

Koshino Shu*Kura is the train which as the theme of Japanese Sake. It runs along the coast of Sea of Japan. You can enjoy tasty Sake and beautiful scenry at same time.
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...
Niigata, Nagaoka, Echigo-Yuzawa

Save time and money to go to Niigata from Tokyo by train. Overnight rapid train Moonlight Echigo

***This train usually runs in peak periods. But since summer peak season in 2014, this train has not run any more. It ...
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...
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...
Aizu Wakamatsu, Fukushima, Koriyama, Nikko, Kinugawa-Onsen

Popular Steam Locomotive train, SL Banetsu Monogatari

There are many steam locomotive trains in Japan. But this train, SL Banetsu Monogatari is only SL train that has Green s...
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. ...
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...
Takayama, Kanazawa and Shirakawago

How to access to Kanazawa and Toyama from Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto, Nagoya and Niigata.

Kanazawa is very popular destination in Hokuriku region. Toyama is also well known as the gateway to Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route and Kurobe gorge. In this post, I will show you the access to these cities from Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, Nagoya and Niigata.
Seasonal trains schedule

Schedule of 2011 summer seasonal trains of Japan Railways

JR Group operate lots of seasonal trains during summer peak season. But it is too many to introduce all seasonal tra...
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...
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