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Scenic Railway (Trolley, etc.) Spots in Akita Area

  • Yuri Kogen Railway
    36 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Akita Yurihonjo-shi Yashimamachi Nanokamachi Hane Zaka 21-2
    "This tourist railway was born as a civic entity in order to take over the Japan National Railways Yashima Line in 1985. Extending from Yashima Station to Ugo-Honjo Station in Yurihonjo City, Akita Prefecture, the railway line is 23 kilometers long. Trains can be chartered or and there's also a ""cycle train"" service which you can bring your bicycle onto. (Be aware that ""cycle trains"" operate in fixed areas and at fixed times.) The railway operates an abundant variety of trains; customers rave in particular about the children's space on the Nakayoshi Koyoshi train."

    A slight not to be missed. Recommended to all visitors. People are very helpful when lost in this place. There are not shy to help even with their limited English. Clean, orderly and well maintained.

  • Gono Line Resort Shirakami
    Travel / Tourism
    Akita prefecture (Akita station) - Aomori prefecture (Hirosaki station/Aomori station)
    All seats are reserved seats on this resort train that passes between Akita and Aomori. Not only can you enjoy the views of the Shirakami Mountains on the Gono Line connecting Aomori’s Kawabe Station to Akita’s Higashi-Noshiro Station, you can enjoy sightseeing while testing out the local cuisine at each station. Each train is worth seeing, as they have decorations befitting their names— “beech”, “blue pond”, and “black woodpecker” —on the interior and exterior.

Akita Areas


Famed for its sake and samurai, Akita prefecture offers quintessential Japanese culture in a non-touristy setting. Alongside the celebrated rice paddies and historical sites of the region lies dramatic natural scenery in the form of the rugged coastline of the Oga Peninsula and the Dakigaeri Gorge, best visited in autumn, when the leaves begin to change color.

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