questions & answers: general japan travel

information please

Information please

Our mother and baby sister are in shirakawa shi. Is the shinkansen service up already from Shin-shirakara to Tokyo or Ueno?


We have a report (just now) that JR-East will be providing shinkansen services during the afternoon of the 15th up to Nasushiobara in Tohoku. Please see this map) for reference.

Nasushiobara is 1 stop before Shin-Shirakawa and is a good way to get to the general area.

Here is the JR-East announcement in English:


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