Travel to Japan! Access from Tokyo to Akita in Tohoku (the northern Japan)

For those who are interested in Japan tourism, I’d like to recommend you to visit Tohoku (the northern area of Japan) which has rich nature, sakura (cherry blossoms), hot spring (onsen), delicious food and sake, Akita dog, Namahage (traditional folklore) and so on. Here, you can find how to get to our Tohoku region from Tokyo!

<<From Tokyo to Akita, Tohoku>>

By bullet train “Komachi”:

Approx. Time3 hours and 50 minutes (one way)

FareAbout 18,000 yen per adult (one way)

*Please check more details on the official website below.

☆Akita Station☆

The “Komachi” will take you directly to Akita from Tokyo. It will stop at cities as Sendai (Miyagi) and Morioka (Iwate) so it’s also fun to visit these areas. In Sendai, there are such Japanese-style hotels called “ryokan” as “Ichinobo”. Also, in Morioka, a traditional Japanese building and garden remain in “Nanshoso”. They will relax you very much!

Tickets for “Komachi” are sold at “Midori no Madoguchi” (JR ticket office) and online as well.

*Official website:

https://www.eki-net.com/pc/jreast-shinkansen-reservation/English/wb/common/menu/menu.aspx

“Popo Road” to connect the station and shopping complex

By air from Haneda Airport:

Approx. Time1 hour and 5 minutes (one way)

FareAbout 20,000 yen per adult (one way)

*Please check more details on the official website below.

JAL (Japan Airlines) and ANA (All Nippon Airways) are the main airlines bound for Tohoku including Akita directly from Tokyo. When you arrive at Akita Airport, it’ll take about 40 minutes to the city center by rent-a-car, taxi, limousine bus or car. The limousine bus will stop not only at Akita Station but some bus stops around the city. You can see more details from the official website.

*Limousine bus from Akita Airport to Akita Station (Akita Chuoukotsu):

https://www.akita-chuoukotsu.co.jp/rimzin.html

Bus terminal at Akita Station (West Exit)

By night bus from Shinjuku bus terminal:

Approx. Time10 hours (one way)

FareAbout 5,000 yen per adult (one way)

*Please check more details on the official websites below.

This seems the lowest transportation from Tokyo to Tohoku! Depending on which buses to take, there are differences such as three-row seat or four-row seat, with or without lavatory, etc. Please enjoy your bus trip by choosing the best one!

*Flora Bus (Akita Chuoukotsu) :

It’s an express bus connecting Tokyo and Akita.

http://www.akita-chuoukotsu.co.jp/floraex.html

*WILLER EXPRESS/ STAR EXPRESS:

For those who from Tokyo to Tohoku (Akita, Sendai, etc.)

https://willerexpress.com/en/?_ga=2.130529228.215200578.1586847036-1439539024.1586847036

*JR Bus Tohoku:

For those who from Tokyo to Tohoku (Akita, Sendai, etc.)

https://www.jrbustohoku.co.jp/en/

*Kira Kira Bus:

For those who from Tokyo to Tohoku (Akita, Sendai, etc.)

https://www.hotdog.co.jp/?lang=en

<<Japan Tourism: From Tokyo to Namahage in Oga, Akita, Japan!>>

8:40 Leave Tokyo Station by bullet train “Komachi”

12:30 Arrive at Akita Station

♪Having lunch around the station♪

*NAGAHAMA COFFEE at Akita Station >> Read blog☆

13:38 Leave Akita Station by train (JR Oga Line, Bound for Oga)

14:33 Arrive at Oga Station ~ Namahage Shuttle Bus (About 15 minutes) ~ To Namahage Museum!

♪Did you have fun? Please take a rest at hotels in Oga city with seafood♪

*Namahage Museum: https://namahage.co.jp/namahagekan/en/

*Please also check it out! -> “Namahage Sedo Festival (Oga, Akita, Japan)”

        

Written by Naomi in Ugo

*As of April, 2020.

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