JOYFUL TRAINS

Resort Shirakami
(橅/青池/くまげら)

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.) 13:52(dep.) 13:27(arr.) 18:56(arr.) 20:41(arr.)
Oiwake*1 8:31(arr.)
8:32(dep.)
11:03(arr.)
11:04(dep.)
14:03(arr.)
14:03(dep.)
13:14(dep.)
13:13(arr.)
18:44(dep.)
18:43(arr.)
20:28(dep.)
20:28(arr.)
Hachirōgata*1 8:45(arr.)
8:46(dep.)
11:19(arr.)
11:21(dep.)
14:17(arr.)
14:18(dep.)
12:59(dep.)
12:58(arr.)
18:29(dep.)
18:29(arr.)
20:14(dep.)
20:13(arr.)
Moritake 9:00(arr.)
9:01(dep.)
(No stop) (No stop) 12:42(dep.)
12:42(arr.)
(No stop) (No stop)
Higashi-Noshiro 9:12(arr.)
9:19(dep.)
11:45(arr.)
11:54(dep.)
14:48(arr.)
14:55(dep.)
12:29(dep.)
12:21(arr.)
18:05(dep.)
17:59(arr.)
19:48(dep.)
19:42(arr.)
Noshiro 9:24(arr.)
9:34(dep.)
11:59(arr.)
12:16(dep.)
15:00(arr.)
15:01(dep.)
12:16(dep.)
12:15(arr.)
17:54(dep.)
17:53(arr.)
19:37(dep.)
19:36(arr.)
Akitashirakami*1 9:57(arr.)
9:57(dep.)
12:39(arr.)
12:39(dep.)
15:23(arr.)
15:24(dep.)
11:53(dep.)
11:52(arr.)
17:30(dep.)
17:30(arr.)
19:13(dep.)
19:13(arr.)
Iwadate*2 10:02(arr.)
10:06(dep.)
12:44(arr.)
12:46(dep.)
15:28(arr.)
15:32(dep.)
11:48(dep.)
11:47(arr.)
17:25(dep.)
17:23(arr.)
19:08(dep.)
19:06(arr.)
Jūniko*2 10:26(arr.)
10:26(dep.)
13:06(arr.)
13:06(dep.)
15:52(arr.)
15:52(dep.)
11:27(dep.)
11:26(arr.)
17:04(dep.)
17:03(arr.)
18:47(dep.)
18:46(arr.)
WeSPa Tsubakiyama*2 10:38(arr.)
10:38(dep.)
13:18(arr.)
13:18(dep.)
16:04(arr.)
16:05(dep.)
11:16(dep.)
11:16(arr.)
16:53(dep.)
16:53(arr.)
18:36(dep.)
18:36(arr.)
Fukaura*3 10:52(arr.)
10:58(dep.)
13:32(arr.)
13:35(dep.)
16:18(arr.)
16:39(dep.)
11:02(dep.)
10:55(arr.)
16:39(dep.)
16:37(arr.)
18:22(dep.)
17:58(arr.)
Senjōjiki*2 (No stop) 14:00(arr.)
14:15(dep.)
17:04(arr.)
17:19(dep.)
10:31(dep.)
10:16(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.)
9:55(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.)
14:49(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*6 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.)
9:27(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.)
9:21(dep.)
9:20(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.)
9:13(dep.)
9:12(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.)
9:06(dep.)
9:06(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.)
9:02(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
*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 Kizukuri, Mutsu-Tsuruda and Kawabe stations around the departure time of Resort Shirakami 5.

Calendar

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

Green circle Buna Blue circle Aoike Brown circle Kumagera

August 2019
August 1 3 5 2 4 6
1st (Thurs.) Aoike   Kumagera Kumagera Aoike  
2nd (Fri.) Buna Aoike Kumagera Kumagera Buna Aoike
3rd (Sat.) Buna Aoike Kumagera Kumagera Buna Aoike
4th (Sun.) Buna Aoike Kumagera Kumagera Buna Aoike
5th (Mon.) Buna Aoike Kumagera Kumagera Buna Aoike
6th (Tue.) Buna Aoike Kumagera Kumagera Buna Aoike
7th (Wed.) Buna Aoike Kumagera Kumagera Buna Aoike
8th (Thurs.) Buna Aoike Kumagera Kumagera Buna Aoike
9th (Fri.) Buna Aoike Kumagera Kumagera Buna Aoike
10th (Sat.) Buna Aoike Kumagera Kumagera Buna Aoike
11th (Sun.) Buna Aoike Kumagera Kumagera Buna Aoike
12th (Mon.) Buna Aoike Kumagera Kumagera Buna Aoike
13th (Tue.) Buna Aoike Kumagera Kumagera Buna Aoike
14th (Wed.) Buna Aoike Kumagera Kumagera Buna Aoike
15th (Thurs.) Buna Aoike Kumagera Kumagera Buna Aoike
16th (Fri.) Buna Aoike Kumagera Kumagera Buna Aoike
17th (Sat.) Buna Aoike Kumagera Kumagera Buna Aoike
18th (Sun.) Buna Aoike Kumagera Kumagera Buna Aoike
19th (Mon.) Buna Aoike Kumagera Kumagera Buna Aoike
20th (Tue.) Buna Aoike Kumagera Kumagera Buna Aoike
21st (Wed.) Aoike Buna Kumagera Kumagera Aoike  
22nd (Thurs.) Aoike   Kumagera Kumagera Aoike  
23rd (Fri.) Buna Aoike Kumagera Kumagera Buna Aoike
24th (Sat.) Buna Aoike Kumagera Kumagera Buna Aoike
25th (Sun.) Buna Aoike   Kumagera Buna Aoike
26th (Mon.) Buna Aoike     Buna Aoike
27th (Tue.) Buna Aoike     Buna Aoike
28th (Wed.) Aoike Buna     Aoike  
29th (Thurs.) Aoike Buna     Aoike Buna
30th (Fri.) Buna Aoike Kumagera   Buna Aoike
31st (Sat.) Buna Aoike Kumagera Kumagera Buna Aoike

This train service is in operation on the following days in August 2019.

Buna

  • 1 (bound for Aomori): 2nd to 20th, 23rd to 27th, 30th, 31st
    2 (bound for Akita): Not in operation.
    3 (bound for Aomori): 21st, 28th, 29th
    4 (bound for Akita): 2nd to 20th, 23rd to 27th, 30th, 31st
    5 (bound for Aomori): Not in operation.
    6 (bound for Akita): 29th

Aoike

  • 1 (bound for Aomori): 1st, 21st, 22nd, 28th, 29th
    2 (bound for Akita): Not in operation.
    3 (bound for Aomori): 2nd to 20th, 23rd to 27th, 30th, 31st
    4 (bound for Akita): 1st, 21st, 22nd, 28th, 29th
    5 (bound for Aomori): Not in operation.
    6 (bound for Akita): 2nd to 20th, 23rd to 27th, 30th, 31st

Kumagera

  • 1 (bound for Aomori): Not in operation.
    2 (bound for Akita): 1st to 25th, 31st
    3 (bound for Aomori): Not in operation.
    4 (bound for Akita): Not in operation.
    5 (bound for Aomori): 1st to 24th, 30th, 31st
    6 (bound for Akita): Not in operation.
September 2019
September 1 3 5 2 4 6
1st (Sun.) Buna Aoike Kumagera Kumagera Buna Aoike
2nd (Mon.) Buna Aoike Kumagera Kumagera Buna Aoike
3rd (Tue.) Buna Aoike Kumagera Kumagera Buna Aoike
4th (Wed.) Aoike Buna Kumagera Kumagera Aoike  
5th (Thurs.) Aoike   Kumagera Kumagera Aoike  
6th (Fri.) Buna Aoike Kumagera Kumagera Buna Aoike
7th (Sat.) Buna Aoike Kumagera Kumagera Buna Aoike
8th (Sun.) Buna Aoike Kumagera Kumagera Buna Aoike
9th (Mon.) Buna Aoike Kumagera Kumagera Buna Aoike
10th (Tue.) Buna Aoike Kumagera Kumagera Buna Aoike
11th (Wed.) Buna Aoike Kumagera Kumagera Buna Aoike
12th (Thurs.) Buna Aoike Kumagera Kumagera Buna Aoike
13th (Fri.) Buna Aoike Kumagera Kumagera Buna Aoike
14th (Sat.) Buna Aoike Kumagera Kumagera Buna Aoike
15th (Sun.) Buna Aoike Kumagera Kumagera Buna Aoike
16th (Mon.) Buna Aoike Kumagera Kumagera Buna Aoike
17th (Tue.) Buna Aoike Kumagera Kumagera Buna Aoike
18th (Wed.) Aoike Buna Kumagera Kumagera Aoike  
19th (Thurs.) Aoike   Kumagera Kumagera Aoike  
20th (Fri.) Buna Aoike Kumagera Kumagera Buna Aoike
21st (Sat.) Buna Aoike Kumagera Kumagera Buna Aoike
22nd (Sun.) Buna Aoike Kumagera Kumagera Buna Aoike
23th (Mon.) Buna Aoike Kumagera Kumagera Buna Aoike
24th (Tue.) Buna Aoike Kumagera Kumagera Buna Aoike
25th (Wed.) Aoike Buna Kumagera Kumagera Aoike  
26th (Thurs.) Aoike   Kumagera Kumagera Aoike  
27th (Fri.) Buna Aoike Kumagera Kumagera Buna Aoike
28th (Sat.) Buna Aoike Kumagera Kumagera Buna Aoike
29th (Sun.) Buna Aoike Kumagera Kumagera Buna Aoike
30th (Mon.) Buna Aoike Kumagera Kumagera Buna Aoike

This train service is in operation on the following days in September 2019.

Buna

  • 1 (bound for Aomori): 1st to 3rd, 6th to 17th, 20th to 24th, 27th to 30th
    2 (bound for Akita): Not in operation.
    3 (bound for Aomori): 4th, 18th, 25th
    4 (bound for Akita): 1st to 3rd, 6th to 17th, 27th to 30th
    5 (bound for Aomori): Not in operation.
    6 (bound for Akita): Not in operation.

Aoike

  • 1 (bound for Aomori): 4th, 5th, 18th, 19th, 25th, 26th
    2 (bound for Akita): Not in operation.
    3 (bound for Aomori): 1st to 3rd, 6th to 17th, 20th to 24th, 27th to 30th
    4 (bound for Akita): 4th, 5th, 18th, 19th, 25th, 26th
    5 (bound for Aomori): Not in operation.
    6 (bound for Akita): 1st to 3rd, 6th to 17th, 20th to 24th, 27th to 30th

Kumagera

  • 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.
October 2019
October 1 3 5 2 4 6
1st (Tue.) Buna Aoike Kumagera Kumagera Buna Aoike
2nd (Wed.) Aoike Buna Kumagera Kumagera Aoike  
3rd (Thurs.) Aoike Buna Kumagera Kumagera Aoike Buna
4th (Fri.) Buna Aoike Kumagera Kumagera Buna Aoike
5th (Sat.) Buna Aoike Kumagera Kumagera Buna Aoike
6th (Sun.) Buna Aoike Kumagera Kumagera Buna Aoike
7th (Mon.) Buna   Kumagera Kumagera Buna  
8th (Tue.) Buna   Kumagera Kumagera Buna  
9th (Wed.) Buna Aoike Kumagera Kumagera Buna Aoike
10th (Thurs.) Buna Aoike Kumagera Kumagera Buna Aoike
11th (Fri.) Buna Aoike Kumagera Kumagera Buna Aoike
12th (Sat.) Buna Aoike Kumagera Kumagera Buna Aoike
13th (Sun.) Buna Aoike Kumagera Kumagera Buna Aoike
14th (Mon.) Buna Aoike Kumagera Kumagera Buna Aoike
15th (Tue.) Buna Aoike Kumagera Kumagera Buna Aoike
16th (Wed.) Aoike   Kumagera Kumagera Aoike  
17th (Thurs.) Aoike   Kumagera Kumagera Aoike  
18th (Fri.) Buna Aoike Kumagera Kumagera Buna Aoike
19th (Sat.) Buna Aoike Kumagera Kumagera Buna Aoike
20nd (Sun.) Buna Aoike Kumagera Kumagera Buna Aoike
21st (Mon.) Buna Aoike Kumagera Kumagera Buna Aoike
22nd (Tue.) Buna Aoike Kumagera Kumagera Buna Aoike
23rd (Wed.) Buna Aoike Kumagera Kumagera Buna Aoike
24th (Thurs.) Buna Aoike Kumagera Kumagera Buna Aoike
25th (Fri.) Buna Aoike Kumagera Kumagera Buna Aoike
26th (Sat.) Buna Aoike Kumagera Kumagera Buna Aoike
27th (Sun.) Buna Aoike Kumagera Kumagera Buna Aoike
28th (Mon.) Buna Aoike Kumagera Kumagera Buna Aoike
29th (Tue.) Buna Aoike Kumagera Kumagera Buna Aoike
30th (Wed.) Buna Aoike Kumagera Kumagera Buna Aoike
31st (Thurs.) Buna Aoike Kumagera Kumagera Buna Aoike

This train service is in operation on the following days in October 2019.

Buna

1 (bound for Aomori): 1st, 4th to 15th, 18th to 31st
2 (bound for Akita): Not in operation.
3 (bound for Aomori): 2nd, 3rd
4 (bound for Akita): 1st, 4th to 15th, 18th to 31st
5 (bound for Aomori): Not in operation.
6 (bound for Akita): 3rd

Aoike

1 (bound for Aomori): 2nd, 3rd, 16th, 17th
2 (bound for Akita): Not in operation.
3 (bound for Aomori):1st, 4th to 6th, 9th to 15th, 18th to 31st
4 (bound for Akita): 2nd, 3rd, 16th, 17th
5 (bound for Aomori): Not in operation.
6 (bound for Akita): 1st, 4th to 6th, 9th to 15th, 18th to 31st

Kumagera

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 Akitai): Not in operation.

November 2019
November 1 3 5 2 4 6
1st (Fri.) Buna Aoike Kumagera Kumagera Buna Aoike
2nd (Sat.) Buna Aoike Kumagera Kumagera Buna Aoike
3rd (Sun.) Buna Aoike Kumagera Kumagera Buna Aoike
4th (Mon.) Buna Aoike Kumagera Kumagera Buna Aoike
5th (Tue.) Buna Aoike Kumagera Kumagera Buna Aoike
6th (Wed.) Buna Aoike Kumagera Kumagera Buna Aoike
7th (Thurs.) Buna Aoike Kumagera Kumagera Buna Aoike
8th (Fri.) Buna Aoike Kumagera Kumagera Buna Aoike
9th (Sat.) Buna Aoike Kumagera Kumagera Buna Aoike
10th (Sun.) Buna Aoike Kumagera Kumagera Buna Aoike
11th (Mon.) Buna Aoike Kumagera Kumagera Buna Aoike
12th (Tue.) Buna Aoike Kumagera Kumagera Buna Aoike
13th (Wed.) Buna Aoike Kumagera Kumagera Buna Aoike
14th (Thurs.) Buna Aoike Kumagera Kumagera Buna Aoike
15th (Fri.) Buna Aoike Kumagera Kumagera Buna Aoike
16th (Sat.) Buna Aoike Kumagera Kumagera Buna Aoike
17th (Sun.) Buna   Aoike Kumagera Buna  
18th (Mon.) Buna   Aoike Aoike Buna  
19th (Tue.) Buna   Aoike Aoike Buna  
20nd (Wed.) Buna   Aoike Aoike Buna  
21th (Thurs.) Buna   Aoike Aoike Buna  
22th (Fri.) Buna Kumagera Aoike Aoike Buna Kumagera
23th (Sat.) Buna Kumagera Aoike Aoike Buna Kumagera
24th (Sun.) Buna Kumagera Aoike Aoike Buna Kumagera
25th (Mon.) Buna Kumagera Aoike Aoike Buna Kumagera
26th (Tue.) Buna Kumagera Aoike Aoike Buna Kumagera
27th (Wed.) Buna Kumagera Aoike Aoike Buna Kumagera
28th (Thurs.) Buna Kumagera Aoike Aoike Buna Kumagera
29th (Fri.) Buna Kumagera Aoike Aoike Buna Kumagera
30th (Sat.) Buna Kumagera Aoike Aoike Buna Kumagera

This train service is in operation on the following days in November 2019.

Buna

1 (bound for Aomori): 1st to 31st
2 (bound for Akita): Not in operation.
3 (bound for Aomori): Not in operation.
4 (bound for Akita): 1st 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): 18th to 30th
3 (bound for Aomori): 1st to 16th
4 (bound for Akita): Not in operation.
5 (bound for Aomori): 17th to 30th
6 (bound for Akita): 1st to 16th

Kumagera

1 (bound for Aomori): Not in operation.
2 (bound for Akita): 1st to 17th 3 (bound for Aomori): 22nd to 30th 4 (bound for Akita): Not in operation.
5 (bound for Aomori): 1st to 16th
6 (bound for Akita): 22nd to 30th

December 2019
December 1 3 5 2 4 6
1st (Sun.) Buna Kumagera Aoike Aoike Buna Kumagera
2nd (Mon.) Buna Kumagera Aoike Aoike Buna Kumagera
3rd (Tue.) Buna Kumagera Aoike Aoike Buna Kumagera
4th (Wed.) Buna Kumagera Aoike Aoike Buna Kumagera
5th (Thurs.) Buna Kumagera Aoike Aoike Buna Kumagera
6th (Fri.) Buna Kumagera Aoike Aoike Buna Kumagera
7th (Sat.) Buna Kumagera Aoike Aoike Buna Kumagera
8th (Sun.) Buna Kumagera Aoike Aoike Buna Kumagera
9th (Mon.) Buna Kumagera Aoike Aoike Buna Kumagera
10th (Tue.) Buna Kumagera   Aoike Buna Kumagera
11th (Wed.)            
12th (Thurs.)            
13th (Fri.) Buna   Aoike   Buna  
14th (Sat.) Buna   Aoike Aoike Buna  
15th (Sun.) Buna     Aoike Buna  
16th (Mon.)            
17th (Tue.)            
18th (Wed.)            
19th (Thurs.)            
20th (Fri.) Buna   Aoike   Buna  
21st (Sat.) Buna   Aoike Aoike Buna  
22nd (Sun.) Buna     Aoike Buna  
23th (Mon.)            
24th (Tue.)            
25th (Wed.)            
26th (Thurs.)            
27th (Fri.) Buna   Aoike   Buna  
28th (Sat.) Buna   Aoike Aoike Buna  
29th (Sun.) Buna   Aoike Aoike Buna  
30th (Mon.) Buna   Aoike Aoike Buna  
31st (Tue.) Buna   Aoike Aoike Buna  

This train service is in operation on the following days in December 2019.

Buna

1 (bound for Aomori): 1st to 10th, 13th to 15th, 20th to 22nd, 27th to 31st
2 (bound for Akita): Not in operation.
3 (bound for Aomori): Not in operation.
4 (bound for Akita): 1st to 10th, 13th to 15th, 20th to 22nd, 27th 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 10th, 14th, 15th, 21st, 22nd, 28th to 31st
3 (bound for Aomori): Not in operation.
4 (bound for Akita): Not in operation.
5 (bound for Aomori): 1st to 9th, 13th, 14th, 20th, 21st, 27th 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 10th
4 (bound for Akita): Not in operation.
5 (bound for Aomori): Not in operation.
6 (bound for Akita): 1st to 10th

January 2020
January 1 3 5 2 4 6
1st (Wed.) Buna   Aoike Aoike Buna  
2nd (Thurs.) Buna   Aoike Aoike Buna  
3rd (Fri.) Buna   Aoike Aoike Buna  
4th (Sat.) Buna   Aoike Aoike Buna  
5th (Sun.) Buna     Aoike Buna  
6th (Mon.)            
7th (Tue.)            
8th (Wed.)            
9th (Thurs.)            
10th (Fri.) Buna   Aoike   Buna  
11th (Sat.) Buna   Aoike Aoike Buna  
12th (Sun.) Buna   Aoike Aoike Buna  
13th (Mon.) Buna     Aoike Buna  
14th (Tue.)            
15th (Wed.)            
16th (Thurs.) Buna   Aoike   Buna  
17th (Fri.) Buna   Aoike Aoike Buna  
18th (Sat.) Buna   Aoike Aoike Buna  
19th (Sun.) Buna   Aoike Aoike Buna  
20th (Mon.) Buna   Aoike Aoike Buna  
21st (Tue.) Buna   Aoike Aoike Buna  
22nd (Wed.) Buna   Aoike Aoike Buna  
23rd (Thurs.) Buna   Aoike Aoike Buna  
24th (Fri.) Buna   Aoike Aoike Buna  
25th (Sat.) Buna   Aoike Aoike Buna  
26th (Sun.) Buna   Aoike Aoike Buna  
27th (Mon.) Buna   Aoike Aoike Buna  
28th (Tue.) Buna     Aoike Buna  
29th (Wed.)            
30th (Thurs.)            
31st (Fri.) Buna   Aoike   Buna  

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

Buna

1 (bound for Aomori): 1st to 5th, 10th to 13th, 16th to 28th, 31st
2 (bound for Akita): Not in operation.
3 (bound for Aomori): Not in operation.
4 (bound for Akita): 1st to 5th, 10th to 13th, 16th to 28th, 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, 11th to 13th, 17th to 28th
3 (bound for Aomori): Not in operation.
4 (bound for Akita): Not in operation.
5 (bound for Aomori): 1st to 4th, 10th to 12th, 16th to 27th, 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): 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 2020
February 1 3 5 2 4 6
1st (Sat.) Buna   Aoike Aoike Buna  
2nd (Sun.) Buna     Aoike Buna  
3rd (Mon.)            
4th (Tue.)            
5th (Wed.)            
6th (Thurs.)            
7th (Fri.) Buna   Aoike   Buna  
8th (Sat.) Buna   Aoike Aoike Buna  
9th (Sun.) Buna     Aoike Buna  
10th (Mon.)            
11th (Tue.)            
12th (Wed.)            
13th (Thurs.)            
14th (Fri.) Kumagera   Aoike   Kumagera  
15th (Sat.) Kumagera   Aoike Aoike Kumagera  
16th (Sun.) Kumagera     Aoike Kumagera  
17th (Mon.)            
18th (Tue.)            
19th (Wed.)            
20th (Thurs.)            
21st (Fri.) Kumagera   Aoike   Kumagera  
22nd (Sat.) Kumagera   Aoike Aoike Kumagera  
23rd (Sun.) Kumagera   Aoike Aoike Kumagera  
24th (Mon.) Kumagera     Aoike Kumagera  
25th (Tue.)            
26th (Wed.)            
27th (Thurs.)            
28th (Fri.) Kumagera   Aoike   Kumagera  
29th (Sat.) Kumagera   Aoike Aoike Kumagera  

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

Buna

1 (bound for Aomori): 1st, 2nd, 7th to 9th
2 (bound for Akita): Not in operation.
3 (bound for Aomori): Not in operation.
4 (bound for Akita): 1st, 2nd, 7th to 9th
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, 2nd, 8th, 9th, 15th, 16th, 22nd to 24th, 29th
3 (bound for Aomori): Not in operation.
4 (bound for Akita): Not in operation.
5 (bound for Aomori): 1st, 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th, 21st to 23rd, 28th, 29th
6 (bound for Akita): Not in operation.

Kumagera

1 (bound for Aomori): 14th to 16th, 21st to 24th, 28th, 29th2 (bound for Akita): Not in operation.
3 (bound for Aomori): Not in operation.
4 (bound for Akita): 14th to 16th, 21st to 24th, 28th, 29th
5 (bound for Aomori): Not in operation.
6 (bound for Akita): Not in operation.

March 2020
March 1 3 5 2 4 6
1st (Sun.) Kumagera     Aoike Kumagera  
2nd (Mon.)            
3rd (Tue.)            
4th (Wed.)            
5th (Thurs.)            
6th (Fri.) Kumagera   Aoike   Kumagera  
7th (Sat.) Kumagera   Aoike Aoike Kumagera  
8th (Sun.) Kumagera     Aoike Kumagera  
9th (Mon.)            
10th (Tue.)            
11th (Wed.)            
12th (Thurs.)            
13th (Fri.) Kumagera   Aoike   Kumagera  
14th (Sat.) Kumagera   Aoike Aoike Kumagera  
15th (Sun.) Kumagera     Aoike Kumagera  
16th (Mon.)            
17th (Tue.)            
18th (Wed.)            
19th (Thurs.) Kumagera   Aoike   Kumagera  
20th (Fri.) Kumagera   Aoike Aoike Kumagera  
21st (Sat.) Kumagera   Aoike Aoike Kumagera  
22nd (Sun.) Kumagera     Aoike Kumagera  
23th (Mon.)            
24th (Tue.)            
25th (Wed.)            
26th (Thurs.)            
27th (Fri.) Kumagera   Aoike   Kumagera  
28th (Sat.) Kumagera   Aoike Aoike Kumagera  
29th (Sun.) Kumagera     Aoike Kumagera  
30th (Mon.)            
31st (Tue.)            

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

Buna

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.

Aoike

1 (bound for Aomori): Not in operation.
2 (bound for Akita): 1st, 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th, 20th to 22nd, 28th, 29th
3 (bound for Aomori): Not in operation.
4 (bound for Akita): Not in operation.
5 (bound for Aomori): 6th, 7th, 13th, 14th, 19th to 21st, 27th, 28th
6 (bound for Akita): Not in operation.

Kumagera

1 (bound for Aomori): 1st, 6th to 8th, 13th to 15th, 19th to 22nd, 27th to 29th
2 (bound for Akita): Not in operation.
3 (bound for Aomori): Not in operation.
4 (bound for Akita): 1st, 6th to 8th, 13th to 15th, 19th to 22nd, 27th to 29th
5 (bound for Aomori): Not in operation.
6 (bound for Akita): Not in operation.

  • * 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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