How to go from Aomori to Akita ? 

  • Published on : 21/06/2018
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With a Japan Rail Pass

If on the first part of the journey the JR trains from Aomori to Akita via Odate run through residential areas, the landscape gradually opens up to reveal beautiful scenery of the Japanese countryside

If on the first part of the journey the JR trains from Aomori to Akita via Odate run through residential areas, the landscape gradually opens up to reveal beautiful scenery of the Japanese countryside. The main sight from the train is Mt. Iwaki, spiritual symbol of the area. Look out for it in the distance, to the right, about 20 minutes after leaving Aomori. Connections are sometimes needed in Hirosaki and Odate. There are only 3 direct train per day ( Limited express Tsugaru)

This route is covered by the Japan Rail Pass, the JR East Pass Tohoku Area, the JR Tohoku South Hokkaido Rail Pass, the JR East South Hokkaido Rail Pass.

0 KM - AOMORI STATION

4 KM - 0h05 - SHIN-AOMORI STATION

The shinkansen station of Aomori City. From Shin Aomori you can reach Shin Hakodate with the Hokkaido Shinkansen

Aomori

Aomori

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37 KM - 0h33 - HIROSAKI station

Known as the first apple production area in Japan, Hirosaki is the perfect place to sip a delicious apple wine, sparkling and refreshing.

Do not miss Hirosaki Castle: thousands of cherry trees are planted around the castle grounds, making it one of Japan’s most spectacular cherry blossom spots. The trees are usually in bloom in late April to early May. It is located 15 minutes west of the JR Hirosaki Station by the Dotemachi Loop Bus. Get off at the Shiyakusho-mae bus stop.To go around Hirosaki, there a Tsugaru Free Pass. Do not miss the Neputa Matsuri at the beginning of August. 

Hirosaki

Hirosaki

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