The Akita Shinkansen Komachi debuted in 1997, running from Tokyo to Akita with stops along the way such as Sendai and Morioka. Interspersed along the route between Morioka and Akita are many sightseeing spots, including Lake Tazawa, known for its clear water, and Kakunodate (also in Akita Prefecture), known for its wonderful cherry blossom trees. The Komachi train cars are sized slightly smaller than typical Shinkansen cars, and are decorated with gray and pink lines on a white base, giving them an effeminate form that has been compared to the Akita women, known throughout Japan for their beauty.
Free Hiking Event to be held on Saturday, May 25, 2013! Join local high school students on a stroll around the Akita Prefecture city of Noshiro, which boasts one of Japan's largest pine forests.
The Series E6 is custom-made with careful workmanship. It is fashioned around the three design concepts of space, comfort and personalization.
Trains between Tokyo and Morioka are coupled with an 10-car train.
The public telephone service is available between Tokyo and Morioka Stations.