questions & answers: using the japan rail pass

fastest travel route

fastest travel route

Hi, Im looking at a trip in Late April, early May(yes I know about golden week). I am wanting to travel from Aomori to Tsuruoka, then on to Nikko. What would the best/fastest options be for these destinations. I will be spending two-three days at each destination.



Hi there,

The best way is to use ltd. express trains from Aomori to Tsuruoka for instance like this.

Then from Tsuruoka to Nikko use this route.

Both are covered by the JR Pass.


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