JOYFUL TRAINS

Resort Asunaro

Service interval: Hachinohe to Ominato Stations

  • Resort Asunaro
  • Resort Asunaro

The Resort Asunaro debuted as a resort train providing service on the Tsugaru and Ominato Lines when the Tohoku Shinkansen Line opened in December 2010. A new car model has been introduced that incorporates a hybrid system to reduce the burden on the environment. Enjoy the natural beauty and scenery of Aomori with plenty of conveniences.

*Online seat reservation will be available from Wednesday, September 5th, 2018 beginning at 5:30AM (JST) Online booking makes it easy! JR-EAST Train Reservation

Car interior

Passenger cabins

The train is equipped with ample space and reclining seats that rotate for comfort.

Passenger cabins

Observation room

An observation room is provided behind the driver's compartment. This allows for wider panoramic views out of the large side windows that can be enjoyed while seated on the benches and sofas specifically for viewing.

Observation room

Interior TV monitors

In-car television screens provide views looking out form front of the train and sightseeing information.

Interior TV monitors

What is a hybrid system?

The hybrid system used combines a diesel engine and lithium ion batteries to provide the electric motor with power to move. During start-up, the battery power is used, and the diesel engine works to move the generator during acceleration. This combination makes the motor operate. During deceleration, the motor is used as a generator, and the brake energy is converted to electricity and stored back in the batteries.

Car layout

  • Shin-Aomori/Minmaya/Noheji
  • Aomori/Ominato
  • Car no.1 44 seats, Car no.2 34 seats + wheelchair space

Regular stops

Resort Asunaro Shimokita

Regular stops

Timetables

Route & Timetables

Resort Asunaro Shimokita (up until March 13th)

Stops 3 4
(Aoimori) Hachinohe 13:23 (dep.) 17:53 (arr.)
(Aoimori) Misawa 13:42 (dep.) 17:32 (dep.)
(Aoimori) Noheji 14:10 (dep.) 17:05 (dep.)
Mutsu-Yokohama 14:38 (dep.) 16:26 (dep.)
Shimokita 15:00 (dep.) 16:03 (dep.)
Ōminato 15:05 (arr.) 15:59 (dep.)
Stops 3 4

Resort Asunaro Shimokita (from March 14th onwards)

Stops 1 4
(Aoimori) Hachinohe 10:54 (dep.) 17:53 (arr.)
(Aoimori) Misawa 11:13 (dep.) 17:32 (dep.)
(Aoimori) Noheji 11:45 (dep.) 17:05 (dep.)
Mutsu-Yokohama 12:13 (dep.) 16:26 (dep.)
Shimokita 12:35 (dep.) 16:03 (dep.)
Ōminato 12:40 (arr.) 15:59 (dep.)
Stops 1 4

Sanriku Train Miyako (up until March 13th)

Stops Bound for Miyako Bound for Morioka
Morioka 8:55 (dep.) 16:26 (arr.)
Kamiyonai 9:07 (dep.) 16:12 (dep.)
Rikuchū-Kawai 10:38 (dep.) 14:44 (dep.)
Moichi 10:57 (dep.) 14:25 (dep.)
Miyako 11:16 (arr.) 14:07 (dep.)
Stops Bound for Miyako Bound for Morioka

Sanriku Train Miyako (from March 14th onwards)

Stops Bound for Miyako Bound for Morioka
Morioka 9:01 (dep.) 16:23 (dep.)
Kamiyonai 9:13 (dep.) 16:10 (dep.)
Rikuchū-Kawai 10:34 (dep.) 14:47 (dep.)
Moichi 10:52 (dep.) 14:28 (dep.)
Miyako 11:11 (arr.) 14:10 (dep.)
Stops Bound for Miyako Bound for Morioka
  • * The above information is current as of January 24, 2020.
  • * The stops and times may be subject to change.

Calendar

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Resort Asunaro Shimokita

Green circle Days marked with colored circles indicate the days this train service is in operation.

January 2020 Calendar
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6 7 8 9 10
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This train service is in operation on the following days in January 2020.

2nd to 5th, 11th to 13th
February 2020 Calendar
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This train service is in operation on the following days in February 2020.

Not in operation.
March 2020 Calendar
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8 9 10 11 12 13 14
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This train service is in operation on the following days in March 2020.

Not in operation.
April 2020 Calendar
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5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17
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This train service is in operation on the following days in April 2020.

18th, 19th, 25th, 26th, 29th
May 2020 Calendar
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7 8
11 12 13 14 15
18 19 20 21 22
25 26 27 28 29
           

This train service is in operation on the following days in May 2020.

1st to 6th, 9th, 10th, 16th, 17th, 23rd, 24th, 30th, 31st
June 2020 Calendar
Sun. Mon. Tue. Wed. Thu. Fri. Sat.
  1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24
       

This train service is in operation on the following days in June 2020.

25th to 30th
  • * The above information is current as of January 24, 2020.
  • * Service dates may be subject to change.
  • * Only reserved seats are available.
  • * Services operate as Shimokita 3 and 4 up until March 13th, and as Shimokita 1 and 4 from March 14th onwards.

Sanriku Train Miyako

Green circle Days marked with colored circles indicate the days this train service is in operation.

January 2020 Calendar
Sun. Mon. Tue. Wed. Thu. Fri. Sat.
      1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15
26 29 30 31  

This train service is in operation on the following days in January 2020.

16th to 25th, 27th, 28th
February 2020 Calendar
Sun. Mon. Tue. Wed. Thu. Fri. Sat.
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2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
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This train service is in operation on the following days in February 2020.

23rd, 29th
March 2020 Calendar
Sun. Mon. Tue. Wed. Thu. Fri. Sat.
1 2 3 4 5 6
9 10 11 12 13
16 17 18 19
23 24 25 26 27
30 31        

This train service is in operation on the following days in March 2020.

7th, 8th, 14th, 15th, 20th to 22nd, 28th, 29th
April 2020 Calendar
Sun. Mon. Tue. Wed. Thu. Fri. Sat.
      1 2 3
6 7 8 9 10
13 14 15 16 17
20 21 22 23 24
27 28 30    

This train service is in operation on the following days in April 2020.

4th, 5th, 11th, 12th, 18th, 19th, 25th, 26th, 29th
May 2020 Calendar
Sun. Mon. Tue. Wed. Thu. Fri. Sat.
         
7 8
11 12 13 14 15
18 19 20 21 22
25 26 27 28 29
           

This train service is in operation on the following days in May 2020.

1st to 6th, 9th, 10th, 16th, 17th, 23rd, 24th, 30th, 31st
June 2020 Calendar
Sun. Mon. Tue. Wed. Thu. Fri. Sat.
  1 2 3 4 5
8 9 10 11 12
15 16 17 18 19
22 23 24
       

This train service is in operation on the following days in June 2020.

6th, 7th, 13th, 14th, 20th, 21st, 25th to 30th
  • * The above information is current as of January 24, 2020.
  • * Service dates may be subject to change.
  • * Only reserved seats are available.

How to purchase

Tickets for the Resort Asunaro are not available for sale outside of Japan. There are multiple ways to purchase tickets as follows.

View Travel Package:
Available for sale at JR EAST Travel Service Centers at Tokyo, Shinjuku and other stations, as well as at your nearby Travel Service Centers (View Plaza).
Passes:
Purchase a pass that is for foreign visitors to Japan and covers the travel area. Recommended passes when visiting Japan
Tickets:
Available for sale at JR EAST Travel Service Centers and your local JR Ticket Office (Midori-no-madoguchi).

Note: Not all services are available on certain trains when boarding with a pass or a ticket.

Online seat reservation

*Online seat reservation will be available from Wednesday, September 5th, 2018 beginning at 5:30AM (JST)

Online booking makes it easy! JR-EAST Train Reservation