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This was a very enjoyable trip with varied scenery and a very comfortable train seats.
Going from Akita to Hirosaki (just over 4 hours), don't worry if your reserved seat is on the right side of the train as there is a switchback before you...More
Riding on JR East’s Resort Shirakami Gono Line trains during the summer tourist season is said to be one of the lifetime journeys that one must experience according to the Japanese. So we decided to take up this recommendation last September and bought Japan East...More
The Gonou Train line runs from Aomori to Akita Japan and offers some extremelly scenic views of a very rugged coast. Japan Rail is well aware of this and offers 3 "resort" trains running on this line in addition to fairly limited local service. From...More
Disclaimer: This review covers the Resort Shirakami rail service as much as it covers the Gono line.
I consider the Gono line to be among one of the most interesting JR lines. It connects (via extension) Aomori and Akita, two prefectural capitals in Tohoku. It...More
Almost nothing but the sea is confronting your eye when you take Gono Line from Kawabe St. to Akita St. We can enjoy beauty of nature taking local train in northern part of Japan.
Great experience of local train in the Shirakami coastal area, resistrated as a world heritage! Book a seet in any JR station. The line is too close to Japanses sea so confirm the train schedule in winter season. Some atractions are also available in the...More
Being born and bred in an equatorial zone has ingrained into me a fascination for snow.
I am not saying I have never seen snow or experienced winter.I have been to Koyasan in Feb 2012. However this Feb 2013 trip was different. It was a...More
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On the JR East website there is a timetable for the Joyful trains that shows there will be three a day in that direction on that route (although one only goes as far as Hirosaki so you would have to change... More
On the JR East website there is a timetable for the Joyful trains that shows there will be three a day in that direction on that route (although one only goes as far as Hirosaki so you would have to change there).
I know when I went in 2017, the timetables were only available on Hyperdia a couple of months before the autumn schedule began so I am assuming it will be the same for the spring.