4.hanamakionsen_Iwate

4.hanamakionsen_Iwate

Recommended Route for 1 day trip with JR EAST PASS (Tohoku area)
~ Enjoy train trip along Iwate Local line ~

JR EAST PASS (Tohoku area) gives you a free Shinkansen ride for 5 consecutive days.
You can travel around the Tohoku area with this PASS.
Here is a recommended route for you to enjoy your whole day.
Pick your routes and make your own 5days trip around the Tohoku area.

We will show tourist spots that you can visit by local line.
Let’s start from Hanamaki Station.

SL Ginga is running on Kamaishi Line on only a limited schedule. If you are lucky to be around on one of those days, you cannot miss the ride on SL Ginga.
https://www.jreast.co.jp/e/joyful/galaxysl.html

Recommended route
Enjoy train trip along Iwate Local line

* JR EAST PASS (Tohoku area) cannot be used for buses that are mentioned in this route
* JR EAST PASS (Tohoku area) can be used for Shinkansen and local lines to go to Hanamaki Station.

Hanamaki Station

↓ JR Kamaishi line (65 min)

Tono Station

↓ Walk (15 min)

Megane Bashi arch bridge

Megane Bashi arch bridge

Look at this arch bridge with five arches.
This bridge is said that Miyazawa Kenji took it as a motif for the Night on the Galactic Railroad. The bridge is lit up in green or orange during tourist seasons such as Spring, Summer, and Winter, coaxing people to the fantasy world.

https://iwatetabi.jp/spot/detail.spn.php?spot_id=395

↓ Walk (15 min)

Tono Station

↓ JR Kamaishi line (65 min)

Hanamaki Station

↓ Walk (15 min)

Marukan Restaurant

Marukan Restaurant

This restaurant is most famous for 10 layers high of swirl soft serve ice cream. Of course, you can enjoy meals here.

https://www.kanko-hanamaki.ne.jp/gourmet/article.php?p=384

↓ Walk (15 min)

Hanamaki Station bus stop

↓ Iwate Kotsu Bus bound for Hanamaki Onsen (20 min)

Hanamaki Onsen bus stop

↓ Walk

Hanamaki Onsen

Hanamaki Onsen

Stay at Hanamaki Onsen

https://www.hanamakionsen.co.jp/en/

You also can take Onsen as a day-use, then return to Hanamaki Station for another destination.
Enjoy local trips around Iwate prefecture by all means.


Note: Access information to Hanamaki Station from Tokyo Station

Tokyo Station

↓ Tohoku Shinkansen Yamabiko, 3 hrs

Kitakami Station

↓ JR Tohoku Line 10 min

Hanamaki Station

*The fastest route, including which station for you to get off Shinkansen, would depend on time leaving Tokyo Station.


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