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shinjuku to akita via jr pass - day trip

Shinjuku to Akita via JR Pass - Day Trip

My 17yo daughter and I will travel to Japan the very first time in Nov 2016 and will stay for 6 nights.

We would like to make a day trip from Shinjuku to Akita and visit the Seitai Hoshikai, and return to Shinjuku the same day.

I searched the Hyperdia and found the following train timetable GOING TO to Akita:
07:22 Shinjuku (JR) to Omiya 07:52, then 08:02 Omiya via Shinkansen Komachi 3 to AKITA arrive 11:24.
Then we will go to bus stand 12, catch either Bus numbers 351, 352, 353, 360, 361, 362 and get off at the Yuzawa stop (nearest stop to the church), and walk 10 mins. The church re-opens from 1:00 -4:30 pm. We plan to leave at 2:30pm and head back to Shinjuku.

I tried to search Hyperdia for the train timetable back from Akita to Shinjuku, but I could not display any result. Our hotel is in Shinjuku and would definitely would like to get the train from Akita to Shinjuku on the same day. Could you please help us?

Thanks for your assistance!

queenparrot
queenparrot

Hi there,

When using Hyperdia leave the option:NOZOMI / MIZUHO /HAYABUSA (SHINKANSEN) when traveling in Tohoku (north of Tokyo) as the Hayabusa train is included in the JR Pass. You'll be able to find the correct routes then :)

Hope this helps,
Daniel

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Daniel-san
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It helped, thank you Daniel-san.

Another question:
We would like to leave Akita to Shinjuku same day around 2-3pm (and arrive Shinjuku before 8pm) but when I searched, it only showed Akita-Shinjuku 11:06-15:25. Can you please check this?

Please advise.

queenparrot
queenparrot
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Daniel-san
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