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Resort Shirakami
(橅/青池/Kumagera)

Service interval: Aomori to Akita Stations

  • Resort Shirakami
  • Resort Shirakami
  • Resort Shirakami

The Resort Shirakami runs on the Gono line through the stunning seaside scenery of Shirakami-Sanchi, a World Heritage Site. In 2018, Shirakami-Sanchi celebrated its 25th year since its registration as a World Heritage Site.

The second train configuration for the Resort Shirakami, the Buna (Japanese Beech), evokes a grove of beech trees with an exterior whose gradation of light and dark green tones suggests the sunlight filtering through the leaves, and the trains design aims for greater harmony with nature by utilizing a hybrid electrical/deisel engine system.

The interior is finished using many of the trees that grow along the tracks, including Japanese Cedar from Akita and hiba from Aoyama, to create a warm and peaceful atmosphere. The No. 3 train, "Oraho," also includes a counter which sells tasty goodies from the various stops along the route to enjoy while taking in the scenery outside.

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青池(Aoike)

くまげら(Kumagera)

Car interior (Buna)

Observation room and event space (car no. 1 and 4 on the Buna)

The observatories installed in car no. 1 and 4 are event spaces that become extraordinary venues when filled with Akita and Aomori crafts such as bunako (beech woodcraft) and Akita woodcraft, a symbolic beech tree, and other special exhibits.

Observation room and event space (car no. 1 and 4 on the Buna)

Ordinary car reserved seats (car no. 1, 3 and 4 on the Buna)

The warm colors of the brightly designed seats call to mind the summer festivals of Tohoku.

Ordinary car reserved seats (car no. 1, 3 and 4 on the Buna)

Box seats (car no. 2 on the Buna)

Filled with light, the box seats provide better views than before and have a spacious feel. Look out on the beautiful views along the line. Also, lighting fixtures made from bunako woodcraft decorate the interior, giving warmth and comfort.

Box seats (car no. 2 on the Buna)

The ORAHO counter (car no. 3 on the Buna)

New features include the ORAHO counter and a symbolic beech tree. Select from locally crafted sake, coffee made with natural water from Shirakami-Sanchi highlands, sweets and other specialty products made along the rail line. Enjoy while taking in the scenery from the car windows.

A "Nomono" (things from) shop area in the train sells Gono Line Nomono products representing the Resort Shirakami and includes a Tokyo Nomono shop.

Note: "Nomono" shops carry foods and other local specialty products from around the Eastern Japan.

The ORAHO counter (car no. 3 on the Buna)

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

  • Buna Car no.1 Ordinary car, Reserved seating no.2 Box seating
  • Car no.3 Box seating Car no.4 Ordinary car, Reserved seating
  • Aoike Car no.1 Ordinary car, Reserved seating Car no.2 Box seating
  • Car no.3 Ordinary car, Reserved seating Car no.4 Ordinary car, Reserved seating
  • Kumagera Car no.1 Ordinary car, Reserved seating Car no.2 Box seating
  • Car no.3 Ordinary car, Reserved seating Car no.4 Ordinary car, Reserved seating
  • Buna Car no.1 Ordinary car, Reserved seating no.2 Box seating
  • Car no.3 Box seating Car no.4 Ordinary car, Reserved seating
  • Aoike Car no.1 Ordinary car, Reserved seating Car no.2 Box seating
  • Car no.3 Ordinary car, Reserved seating Car no.4 Ordinary car, Reserved seating
  • Kumagera Car no.1 Ordinary car, Reserved seating Car no.2 Box seating
  • Car no.3 Ordinary car, Reserved seating Car no.4 Ordinary car, Reserved seating

Regular stops

Regular stops

Timetables

Route & Timetables

Resort Shirakami

Stops 1 3 5 2 4 6
Akita 8:20 (dep.) 10:51 (dep.) 13:58 (dep.) 13:27 (arr.) 18:56 (arr.) 20:44 (arr.)
Oiwake
*1
8:31 (arr.)
8:32 (dep.)
11:03 (arr.)
11:04 (dep.)
14:09 (arr.)
14:10 (dep.)
13:14 (dep.)
13:13 (arr.)
18:44 (dep.)
18:43 (arr.)
20:31 (dep.)
20:31 (arr.)
Hachirōgata
*1
8:45 (arr.)
8:46 (dep.)
11:19 (arr.)
11:21 (dep.)
14:24 (arr.)
14:24 (dep.)
12:58 (dep.)
12:56 (arr.)
18:29 (dep.)
18:29 (arr.)
20:17 (dep.)
20:16 (arr.)
Moritake 9:00 (arr.)
9:01 (dep.)
(No stop) (No stop) 12:40 (dep.)
12:39 (arr.)
(No stop) (No stop)
Higashi-Noshiro 9:12 (arr.)
9:19 (dep.)
11:45 (arr.)
11:54 (dep.)
14:52 (arr.)
14:59 (dep.)
12:27 (dep.)
12:21 (arr.)
18:05 (dep.)
17:59 (arr.)
19:51 (dep.)
19:44 (arr.)
Noshiro 9:24 (arr.)
9:34 (dep.)
11:59 (arr.)
12:16 (dep.)
15:04 (arr.)
15:05 (dep.)
12:16 (dep.)
12:15 (arr.)
17:54 (dep.)
17:53 (arr.)
19:39 (dep.)
19:38 (arr.)
Akitashirakami
*1
9:57 (arr.)
9:57 (dep.)
12:39 (arr.)
12:39 (dep.)
15:27 (arr.)
15:28 (dep.)
11:53 (dep.)
11:52 (arr.)
17:30 (dep.)
17:30 (arr.)
19:15 (dep.)
19:15 (arr.)
Iwadate
*2
10:02 (arr.)
10:08 (dep.)
12:44 (arr.)
12:47 (dep.)
15:32 (arr.)
15:37 (dep.)
11:48 (dep.)
11:47 (arr.)
17:25 (dep.)
17:23 (arr.)
19:10 (dep.)
19:08 (arr.)
Jūniko
*2
10:28 (arr.)
10:28 (dep.)
13:07 (arr.)
13:07 (dep.)
15:57 (arr.)
15:57 (dep.)
11:27 (dep.)
11:26 (arr.)
17:04 (dep.)
17:03 (arr.)
18:49 (dep.)
18:48 (arr.)
WeSPa Tsubakiyama
*2
10:40 (arr.)
10:40 (dep.)
13:19 (arr.)
13:19 (dep.)
16:09 (arr.)
16:10 (dep.)
11:16 (dep.)
11:16 (arr.)
16:53 (dep.)
16:53 (arr.)
18:38 (dep.)
18:38 (arr.)
Fukaura
*3
10:54 (arr.)
10:58 (dep.)
13:33 (arr.)
13:35 (dep.)
16:23 (arr.)
16:39 (dep.)
11:02 (dep.)
10:57 (arr.)
16:39 (dep.)
16:37 (arr.)
18:24 (dep.)
17:58 (arr.)
Senjōjiki
*2
(No stop) 14:00 (arr.)
14:15 (dep.)
17:04 (arr.)
17:19 (dep.)
10:32 (dep.)
10:18 (arr.)
16:13 (dep.)
15:58 (arr.)
(No stop)
Ajigasawa
*4
11:42 (arr.)
11:44 (dep.)
14:36 (arr.)
14:38 (dep.)
17:43 (arr.)
17:53 (dep.)
9:56 (dep.)
9:53 (arr.)
15:36 (dep.)
15:34 (arr.)
17:13 (dep.)
17:10 (arr.)
Mutsu-Morita
*5
11:56 (arr.)
11:56 (dep.)
14:50 (arr.)
14:50 (dep.)
18:05 (arr.)
18:05 (dep.)
9:41 (dep.)
9:41 (arr.)
15:23 (dep.)
15:22 (arr.)
16:59 (dep.)
16:58 (arr.)
Kizukuri 12:01 (arr.)
12:02 (dep.)
14:55 (arr.)
14:56 (dep.)
18:10 (arr.)
18:11 (dep.)
9:35 (dep.)
9:35 (arr.)
15:17 (dep.)
15:16 (arr.)
16:53 (dep.)
16:52 (arr.)
Goshogawara 12:08 (arr.)
12:09 (dep.)
15:02 (arr.)
15:10 (dep.)
18:17 (arr.)
18:18 (dep.)
9:28 (dep.)
9:26 (arr.)
15:10 (dep.)
15:09 (arr.)
16:46 (dep.)
16:45 (arr.)
Mutsu-Tsuruda
*6
12:16 (arr.)
12:17 (dep.)
15:17 (arr.)
15:17 (dep.)
18:25 (arr.)
18:26 (dep.)
9:20 (dep.)
9:19 (arr.)
15:03 (dep.)
15:02 (arr.)
16:38 (dep.)
16:38 (arr.)
Itayanagi
*2
12:24 (arr.)
12:25 (dep.)
15:25 (arr.)
15:26 (dep.)
18:33 (arr.)
18:34 (dep.)
9:12 (dep.)
9:11 (arr.)
14:55 (dep.)
14:54 (arr.)
16:30 (dep.)
16:29 (arr.)
Fujisaki
*2
12:31 (arr.)
12:31 (dep.)
15:32 (arr.)
15:32 (dep.)
18:40 (arr.)
18:40 (dep.)
9:05 (dep.)
9:05 (arr.)
14:48 (dep.)
14:47 (arr.)
16:24 (dep.)
16:23 (arr.)
Kawabe
*6
12:35 (arr.)
12:41 (dep.)
15:36 (arr.)
15:42 (dep.)
18:45 (arr.)
18:51 (dep.)
9:01 (dep.)
8:55 (arr.)
14:44 (dep.)
14:37 (arr.)
16:20 (dep.)
16:13 (arr.)
Hirosaki 12:48 (arr.)
12:52 (dep.)
15:49 (arr.) 18:58 (arr.)
19:02 (dep.)
8:48 (dep.)
8:44 (arr.)
14:30 (dep.)
14:26 (arr.)
16:06 (dep.)
Shin-Aomori 13:21 (arr.)
13:23 (dep.)
19:32 (arr.)
19:34 (dep.)
8:16 (dep.)
8:15 (arr.)
13:58 (dep.)
13:57 (arr.)
Aomori 13:29 (arr.) 19:40 (arr.) 8:09 (dep.) 13:51 (dep.)
Stops 1 3 5 2 4 6
  • * The above information is current as of July 2020.
  • * The stops and times may be subject to change.
  • *1 Basic fare, reserved seat and other tickets are not sold at Oiwake, Hachirōgata, and Akitashirakami stations around the departure times of Resort Shirakami 4 and 6.
  • *2 Basic fare, reserved seat and other tickets are not sold at Iwadate, Jūniko, WeSPa-Tsubakiyama, Senjōjikii, Itayanagi, and Fujisaki stations.
  • *3 Basic fare, reserved seat and other tickets are not sold at Fukaura Station around the departure time of Resort Shirakami 6.
  • *4 Basic fare, reserved seat and other tickets are not sold at Ajigasawa Station around the departure times of Resort Shirakami 5 and 6.
  • *5 Basic fare, reserved seat and other tickets may not be available at Mutsu-Morita Station around the departure time of Resort Shirakami 6. Basic fare, reserved seat and other tickets are not sold around the departure time of Resort Shirakami 5.
  • *6 Basic fare, reserved seat and other tickets are not sold at Mutsu-Tsuruda and Kawabe stations around the departure time of Resort Shirakami 5.

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Days marked with Green circle Blue circle Brown circle indicate the days this train is in service.

Green circle Buna Blue circle Aoike Brown circle Kumagera

July 2020
July 1 3 5 2 4 6 July
           
           
Buna   Aoike   Buna  
Buna   Aoike Aoike Buna  
Buna     Aoike Buna  
           
           
           
           
Buna   Aoike   Buna  
Buna   Aoike Aoike Buna  
Buna     Aoike Buna  
           
           
           
           
Buna   Aoike   Buna  
Buna   Aoike Aoike Buna  
Buna     Aoike Buna  
           
           
           
Buna Kumagera Aoike Aoike Buna Kumagera
Buna Kumagera Aoike Aoike Buna Kumagera
Buna Kumagera Aoike Aoike Buna Kumagera
Buna Kumagera Aoike Aoike Buna Kumagera
Buna Kumagera Aoike Aoike Buna Kumagera
Buna Kumagera Aoike Aoike Buna Kumagera
Buna Kumagera Aoike Aoike Buna Kumagera
Buna Kumagera Aoike Aoike Buna Kumagera
Buna Kumagera Aoike Aoike Buna Kumagera

This train is in service on the following days in July 2020.

Buna

1 (bound for Aomori): 3rd to 5th, 10th to 12th, 17th to 19th, 23rd to 31st
2 (bound for Akita): Not in operation.
3 (bound for Aomori): Not in operation.
4 (bound for Akita): 3rd to 5th, 10th to 12th, 17th to 19th, 23rd to 31st
5 (bound for Aomori): Not in operation.
6 (bound for Akita): Not in operation.

Aoike

1 (bound for Aomori): Not in operation.
2 (bound for Akita): 4th, 5th, 11th, 12th, 18th, 19th, 23rd to 31st
3 (bound for Aomori): Not in operation.
4 (bound for Akita): Not in operation.
5 (bound for Aomori): 3rd, 4th, 10th, 11th, 17th, 18th, 23rd to 31st
6 (bound for Akita): Not in operation.

Kumagera

1 (bound for Aomori): Not in operation.
2 (bound for Akita): Not in operation.
3 (bound for Aomori): 23rd to 31st
4 (bound for Akita): Not in operation.
5 (bound for Aomori): Not in operation.
6 (bound for Akita): 23rd to 31st

August 2020
August 1 3 5 2 4 6 August
Buna Kumagera Aoike Aoike Buna Kumagera
Buna Kumagera Aoike Aoike Buna Kumagera
Buna Kumagera Aoike Aoike Buna Kumagera
Buna Kumagera Aoike Aoike Buna Kumagera
Buna Kumagera Aoike Aoike Buna Kumagera
Buna Kumagera Aoike Aoike Buna Kumagera
Buna Kumagera Aoike Aoike Buna Kumagera
Buna Kumagera Aoike Aoike Buna Kumagera
Buna Kumagera Aoike Aoike Buna Kumagera
Buna Kumagera Aoike Aoike Buna Kumagera
Buna Kumagera Aoike Aoike Buna Kumagera
Buna Kumagera Aoike Aoike Buna Kumagera
Buna Kumagera Aoike Aoike Buna Kumagera
Buna Kumagera Aoike Aoike Buna Kumagera
Buna Kumagera Aoike Aoike Buna Kumagera
Buna Kumagera Aoike Aoike Buna Kumagera
Buna Kumagera Aoike Aoike Buna Kumagera
Buna Kumagera Aoike Aoike Buna Kumagera
Kumagera Buna Aoike Aoike Kumagera  
Kumagera   Aoike Aoike Kumagera  
Buna Kumagera Aoike Aoike Buna Kumagera
Buna Kumagera Aoike Aoike Buna Kumagera
Buna Kumagera Aoike Aoike Buna Kumagera
Buna Kumagera Aoike Aoike Buna Kumagera
Buna Kumagera Aoike Aoike Buna Kumagera
Kumagera Buna Aoike Aoike Kumagera  
Kumagera   Aoike Aoike Kumagera  
Buna Kumagera Aoike Aoike Buna Kumagera
Buna Kumagera Aoike Aoike Buna Kumagera
Buna Kumagera Aoike Aoike Buna Kumagera
Buna   Aoike Aoike Buna  

This train is in service on the following days in August 2020.

Buna

1 (bound for Aomori): 1st to 18th, 21st to 25th, 28th to 31st
2 (bound for Akita): Not in operation.
3 (bound for Aomori): 19th, 26th
4 (bound for Akita): 1st to 18th, 21st to 25th, 28th to 31st
5 (bound for Aomori): Not in operation.
6 (bound for Akita): Not in operation.

Aoike

1 (bound for Aomori): Not in operation.
2 (bound for Akita): 1st to 31st
3 (bound for Aomori): Not in operation.
4 (bound for Akita): Not in operation.
5 (bound for Aomori): 1st to 31st
6 (bound for Akita): Not in operation.

Kumagera

1 (bound for Aomori): 19th, 20th, 26th, 27th
2 (bound for Akita): Not in operation.
3 (bound for Aomori): 1st to 18th, 21st to 25th, 28th to 30th
4 (bound for Akita): 19th, 20th, 26th, 27th
5 (bound for Aomori: Not in operation.
6 (bound for Akita): 1st to 18th, 21st to 25th, 28th to 30th

September 2020
September 1 3 5 2 4 6 September
Buna   Aoike Aoike Buna  
  Buna Aoike Aoike    
  Buna Aoike Aoike   Buna
Buna Kumagera Aoike Aoike Buna Kumagera
Buna Kumagera Aoike Aoike Buna Kumagera
Buna Kumagera Aoike Aoike Buna Kumagera
Buna Kumagera Aoike Aoike Buna Kumagera
Buna Kumagera Aoike Aoike Buna Kumagera
Kumagera Buna Aoike Aoike Kumagera  
Kumagera   Aoike Aoike Kumagera  
Buna Kumagera Aoike Aoike Buna Kumagera
Buna Kumagera Aoike Aoike Buna Kumagera
Buna Kumagera Aoike Aoike Buna Kumagera
Buna Kumagera Aoike Aoike Buna Kumagera
Buna Kumagera Aoike Aoike Buna Kumagera
Kumagera Buna Aoike Aoike Kumagera  
Kumagera   Aoike Aoike Kumagera  
Kumagera   Aoike Aoike Kumagera  
Buna Kumagera Aoike Aoike Buna Kumagera
Buna Kumagera Aoike Aoike Buna Kumagera
Buna Kumagera Aoike Aoike Buna Kumagera
Buna Kumagera Aoike Aoike Buna Kumagera
Kumagera Buna Aoike Aoike Kumagera  
Kumagera   Aoike Aoike Kumagera  
Buna Kumagera Aoike Aoike Buna Kumagera
Buna Kumagera Aoike Aoike Buna Kumagera
Buna Kumagera Aoike Aoike Buna Kumagera
Buna Kumagera Aoike Aoike Buna Kumagera
Buna Kumagera Aoike Aoike Buna Kumagera
Kumagera Buna Aoike Aoike Kumagera  

This train is in service on the following days in September 2020.

Buna

1 (bound for Aomori): 1st, 4th to 8th, 11th to 15th, 19th to 22nd, 25th to 29th
2 (bound for Akita): Not in operation.
3 (bound for Aomori): 2nd, 3rd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th
4 (bound for Akita): 1st, 4th to 8th, 11th to 15th, 19th to 22nd, 25th to 29th
5 (bound for Aomori): Not in operation.
6 (bound for Akita): 3rd

Aoike

1 (bound for Aomori): Not in operation.
2 (bound for Akita): 1st to 30th
3 (bound for Aomori): Not in operation.
4 (bound for Akita): Not in operation.
5 (bound for Aomori): 1st to 30th
6 (bound for Akita): Not in operation.

Kumagera

1 (bound for Aomori): 9th, 10th, 16th to 18th, 23rd, 24th, 30th
2 (bound for Akita): Not in operation.
3 (bound for Aomori): 4th to 8th, 11th to 15th, 19th to 22nd, 25th to 29th
4 (bound for Akita): 9th, 10th, 16th to 18th, 23rd, 24th, 30th
5 (bound for Aomori): Not in operation.
6 (bound for Akita): 4th to 8th, 11th to 15th, 19th to 22nd, 25th to 29th

October 2020
October 1 3 5 2 4 6 October
Kumagera   Aoike Aoike Kumagera  
Buna Kumagera Aoike Aoike Buna Kumagera
Buna Kumagera Aoike Aoike Buna Kumagera
Buna Kumagera Aoike Aoike Buna Kumagera
Buna Kumagera Aoike Aoike Buna Kumagera
Buna Kumagera Aoike Aoike Buna Kumagera
Buna Kumagera Aoike Aoike Buna Kumagera
Buna Kumagera Aoike Aoike Buna Kumagera
Buna Kumagera Aoike Aoike Buna Kumagera
Buna Kumagera Aoike Aoike Buna Kumagera
Buna Kumagera Aoike Aoike Buna Kumagera
Kumagera   Buna Aoike Kumagera  
Kumagera   Buna Buna Kumagera  
Kumagera   Buna Buna Kumagera  
Kumagera   Aoike Buna Kumagera  
Buna Kumagera Aoike Aoike Buna Kumagera
Buna Kumagera Aoike Aoike Buna Kumagera
Buna Kumagera Aoike Aoike Buna Kumagera
Buna Kumagera Aoike Aoike Buna Kumagera
Buna Kumagera Aoike Aoike Buna Kumagera
Buna Kumagera Aoike Aoike Buna Kumagera
Buna Kumagera Aoike Aoike Buna Kumagera
Buna Kumagera Aoike Aoike Buna Kumagera
Buna Kumagera Aoike Aoike Buna Kumagera
Buna Kumagera Aoike Aoike Buna Kumagera
Buna Kumagera Aoike Aoike Buna Kumagera
Buna Kumagera Aoike Aoike Buna Kumagera
Buna Kumagera Aoike Aoike Buna Kumagera
Buna Kumagera Aoike Aoike Buna Kumagera
Buna Kumagera Aoike Aoike Buna Kumagera
Buna Kumagera Aoike Aoike Buna Kumagera

This train is in service on the following days in October 2020.

Buna

1 (bound for Aomori): 2nd to 11th, 16th to 31st
2 (bound for Akita): 13th to 15th
3 (bound for Aomori): Not in operation.
4 (bound for Akita): 2nd to 11th, 16th to 31st
5 (bound for Aomori): 12th to 14th
6 (bound for Akita): Not in operation.

Aoike

1 (bound for Aomori): Not in operation.
2 (bound for Akita): 1st to 12th, 16th to 31st
3 (bound for Aomori): Not in operation.
4 (bound for Akita): Not in operation.
5 (bound for Aomori): 1st to 11th, 15th to 31st
6 (bound for Akita): Not in operation.

Kumagera

1 (bound for Aomori): 1st, 12th to 15th
2 (bound for Akita): Not in operation.
3 (bound for Aomori): 2nd to 11th, 16th to 31st
4 (bound for Akita): 1st, 12th to 15th
5 (bound for Aomori): Not in operation.
6 (bound for Akita): 2nd to 11th, 16th to 31st

November 2020
November 1 3 5 2 4 6 November
Buna Kumagera Aoike Aoike Buna Kumagera
Buna Kumagera Aoike Aoike Buna Kumagera
Buna Kumagera Aoike Aoike Buna Kumagera
Buna Kumagera Aoike Aoike Buna Kumagera
Buna Kumagera Aoike Aoike Buna Kumagera
Buna Kumagera Aoike Aoike Buna Kumagera
Buna Kumagera Aoike Aoike Buna Kumagera
Buna Kumagera Aoike Aoike Buna Kumagera
Buna Kumagera Aoike Aoike Buna Kumagera
Buna Kumagera Aoike Aoike Buna Kumagera
Buna Kumagera Aoike Aoike Buna Kumagera
Buna Kumagera Aoike Aoike Buna Kumagera
Buna Kumagera Aoike Aoike Buna Kumagera
Buna Kumagera Aoike Aoike Buna Kumagera
Buna Kumagera Aoike Aoike Buna Kumagera
Buna   Aoike Aoike Buna  
Buna   Aoike Aoike Buna  
Buna   Aoike Aoike Buna  
Buna   Aoike Aoike Buna  
Buna Kumagera Aoike Aoike Buna Kumagera
Buna Kumagera Aoike Aoike Buna Kumagera
Buna Kumagera Aoike Aoike Buna Kumagera
Buna Kumagera Aoike Aoike Buna Kumagera
Buna Kumagera Aoike Aoike Buna Kumagera
Buna Kumagera Aoike Aoike Buna Kumagera
Buna Kumagera Aoike Aoike Buna Kumagera
Buna Kumagera Aoike Aoike Buna Kumagera
Buna Kumagera Aoike Aoike Buna Kumagera
Buna Kumagera Aoike Aoike Buna Kumagera
Buna Kumagera Aoike Aoike Buna Kumagera

This train is in service on the following days in November 2020.

Buna

1 (bound for Aomori): 1st to 30th
2 (bound for Akita): Not in operation.
3 (bound for Aomori): Not in operation.
4 (bound for Akita): 1st to 30th
5 (bound for Aomori): Not in operation.
6 (bound for Akita): Not in operation.

Aoike

1 (bound for Aomori): Not in operation.
2 (bound for Akita): 1st to 30th
3 (bound for Aomori): Not in operation.
4 (bound for Akita): Not in operation.
5 (bound for Aomori): 1st to 30th
6 (bound for Akita): Not in operation.

Kumagera

1 (bound for Aomori): Not in operation.
2 (bound for Akita): Not in operation.
3 (bound for Aomori): 1st to 15th, 20th to 30th
4 (bound for Akita): Not in operation.
5 (bound for Aomori): Not in operation.
6 (bound for Akita): 1st to 15th, 20th to 30th

December 2020
December 1 3 5 2 4 6 December
Buna Kumagera Aoike Aoike Buna Kumagera
Buna Kumagera Aoike Aoike Buna Kumagera
Buna Kumagera Aoike Aoike Buna Kumagera
Buna Kumagera Aoike Aoike Buna Kumagera
Buna Kumagera Aoike Aoike Buna Kumagera
Buna Kumagera Aoike Aoike Buna Kumagera
Buna Kumagera Aoike Aoike Buna Kumagera
Buna Kumagera   Aoike Buna Kumagera
           
           
Buna   Aoike   Buna  
Buna   Aoike Aoike Buna  
Buna     Aoike Buna  
           
           
           
           
Buna   Aoike   Buna  
Buna   Aoike Aoike Buna  
Buna     Aoike Buna  
           
           
           
           
Buna   Aoike   Buna  
Buna   Aoike Aoike Buna  
Buna   Aoike Aoike Buna  
Buna   Aoike Aoike Buna  
Buna   Aoike Aoike Buna  
Buna   Aoike Aoike Buna  
Buna   Aoike Aoike Buna  

This train is in service on the following days in December 2020.

Buna

1 (bound for Aomori): 1st to 8th, 11th to 13th, 18th to 20th, 25th to 31st
2 (bound for Akita): Not in operation.
3 (bound for Aomori): Not in operation.
4 (bound for Akita): 1st to 8th, 11th to 13th, 18th to 20th, 25th to 31st
5 (bound for Aomori): Not in operation.
6 (bound for Akita): Not in operation.

Aoike

1 (bound for Aomori): Not in operation.
2 (bound for Akita): 1st to 8th, 12th, 13th, 19th, 20th, 26th to 31st
3 (bound for Aomori): Not in operation.
4 (bound for Akita): Not in operation.
5 (bound for Aomori): 1st to 7th, 11th, 12th, 18th, 19th, 25th to 31st
6 (bound for Akita): Not in operation.

Kumagera

1 (bound for Aomori): Not in operation.
2 (bound for Akita): Not in operation.
3 (bound for Aomori): 1st to 8th
4 (bound for Akita): Not in operation.
5 (bound for Aomori): Not in operation.
6 (bound for Akita): 1st to 8th

January 2021
January 1 3 5 2 4 6 January
Buna   Aoike Aoike Buna  
Buna   Aoike Aoike Buna  
Buna   Aoike Aoike Buna  
Buna   Aoike Aoike Buna  
Buna     Aoike Buna  
           
           
Buna   Aoike   Buna  
Buna   Aoike Aoike Buna  
Buna   Aoike Aoike Buna  
Buna     Aoike Buna  
           
           
Buna   Aoike   Buna  
Buna   Aoike Aoike Buna  
Buna   Aoike Aoike Buna  
Buna   Aoike Aoike Buna  
Buna   Aoike Aoike Buna  
Buna   Aoike Aoike Buna  
Buna   Aoike Aoike Buna  
Buna   Aoike Aoike Buna  
Buna   Aoike Aoike Buna  
Buna   Aoike Aoike Buna  
Buna   Aoike Aoike Buna  
Buna   Aoike Aoike Buna  
Buna     Aoike Buna  
           
           
Buna   Aoike   Buna  
Buna   Aoike Aoike Buna  
Buna     Aoike Buna  

This train service is in operation on the following days in January 2021.

Buna

1 (bound for Aomori): 1st to 5th, 8th to 11th, 14th to 26th, 29th to 31st
2 (bound for Akita): Not in operation.
3 (bound for Aomori): Not in operation.
4 (bound for Akita): 1st to 5th, 8th to 11th, 14th to 26th, 29th to 31st
5 (bound for Aomori): Not in operation.
6 (bound for Akita): Not in operation.

Aoike

1 (bound for Aomori): Not in operation.
2 (bound for Akita): 1st to 5th, 9th to 11th, 15th to 26th, 30th, 31st
3 (bound for Aomori): Not in operation.
4 (bound for Akita): Not in operation.
5 (bound for Aomori): 1st to 4th, 8th to 10th, 14th to 25th, 29th, 30th
6 (bound for Akita): Not in operation.

Kumagera

1 (bound for Aomori): Not in operation.
2 (bound for Akita): Not in operation.
3 (bound for Aomori): Not in operation.
4 (bound for Akita): Not in operation.
5 (bound for Aomori): Not in operation.
6 (bound for Akita): Not in operation.

February 2021
February 1 3 5 2 4 6 February
           
           
           
           
Buna   Aoike   Buna  
Buna   Aoike Aoike Buna  
Buna     Aoike Buna  
           
           
Buna   Aoike   Buna  
Buna   Aoike Aoike Buna  
Buna   Aoike Aoike Buna  
Buna   Aoike Aoike Buna  
Buna     Aoike Buna  
           
           
           
           
Kumagera   Buna   Kumagera  
Kumagera   Buna Buna Kumagera  
Kumagera     Buna Kumagera  
           
           
           
           
Kumagera   Buna   Kumagera  
Kumagera   Buna Buna Kumagera  
Kumagera     Buna Kumagera  

This train service is in operation on the following days in February 2021.

Buna

1 (bound for Aomori): 5th to 7th, 10th to 14th
2 (bound for Akita): 20th, 21st, 27th, 28th
3 (bound for Aomori): Not in operation.
4 (bound for Akita): 5th to 7th, 10th to 14th
5 (bound for Aomori): 19th, 20th, 26th, 27th
6 (bound for Akita): Not in operation.

Aoike

1 (bound for Aomori): Not in operation.
2 (bound for Akita): 6th, 7th, 11th to 14th
3 (bound for Aomori): Not in operation.
4 (bound for Akita): Not in operation.
5 (bound for Aomori): 5th, 6th, 10th to 13th
6 (bound for Akita): Not in operation.

Kumagera

1 (bound for Aomori): 19th to 21st, 26th to 28th
2 (bound for Akita): Not in operation.
3 (bound for Aomori): Not in operation.
4 (bound for Akita): 19th to 21st, 26th to 28th
5 (bound for Aomori): Not in operation.
6 (bound for Akita): Not in operation.

March 2021
March 1 3 5 2 4 6 March
           
           
           
           
Kumagera   Buna   Kumagera  
Kumagera   Buna Buna Kumagera  
Kumagera     Buna Kumagera  
           
           
           
           
Kumagera   Buna   Kumagera  
Kumagera   Buna Buna Kumagera  
Kumagera     Buna Kumagera  
           
           
           
           
Kumagera   Buna   Kumagera  
Kumagera   Buna Buna Kumagera  
Kumagera     Buna Kumagera  
           
           
           
           
Kumagera   Buna   Kumagera  
Kumagera   Buna Buna Kumagera  
Kumagera     Buna Kumagera  
           
           
           

This train service is in operation on the following days in March 2021.

Buna

1 (bound for Aomori): Not in operation.
2 (bound for Akita): 6th, 7th, 13th, 14th, 20th, 21st, 27th, 28th
3 (bound for Aomori): Not in operation.
4 (bound for Akita): Not in operation.
5 (bound for Aomori): 5th, 6th, 12th, 13th, 19th, 20th, 26th, 27th
6 (bound for Akita): Not in operation.

Aoike

1 (bound for Aomori): Not in operation.
2 (bound for Akita): Not in operation.
3 (bound for Aomori): Not in operation.
4 (bound for Akita): Not in operation.
5 (bound for Aomori): Not in operation.
6 (bound for Akita): Not in operation.

Kumagera

1 (bound for Aomori): 5th to 7th, 12th to 14th, 19th to 21st, 26th to 28th
2 (bound for Akita): Not in operation.
3 (bound for Aomori): Not in operation.
4 (bound for Akita): 5th to 7th, 12th to 14th, 19th to 21st, 26th to 28th
5 (bound for Aomori): Not in operation.
6 (bound for Akita): Not in operation.

  • * The above information is current as of July 2020.
  • * Service dates may be subject to change.

How to purchase

Tickets for the Resort Shirakami 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.

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