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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.
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...
2017 Hokkaido

Trip to Hokkaido in 2017 winter – Part 1, from Narita Airport to Sendai

My trip report to Hokkaido in 2017. This post is the first part of the report from Narita airport to Sendai.
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...
2016 winter Tohoku, Chubu and Chugoku

Trip to Tohoku, Chubu and Chugoku in 2016 winter – Part 3, Kakunodate to Nagoya via Sendai and Yamadera

This post is continued from Trip to Tohoku, Chubu and Chugoku in 2016 winter – Part 2, Akita airport to Kakunodate. ...
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.
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...
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 ...
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. ...
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.
side trip

Easy trip from Sendai. How to access to Matsushima by Japan Rail Pass

Matsushima is one of "Three View of Japan". You can visit there from Sendai easily and the trip is covered by JR Pass fully. You may find the infomation of the access in this post.
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...
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,...
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