Around The World by Train. Journey #159 (of #224). Gono Line.

Higashi-Noshiro to Kawabe. Gono Line.

One of the most-scenic railway lines in all of Japan, with the Sea of Japan on one side, and mountains on the other.

And hybrid technology on a train? Well done Japan Rail East.

Web resources for this route:

Official Train Operator: (JR East) (English version)

Gono Line (Wikipedia)

Scenic World Heritage in Tohoku (

Gono Line (

JR Gono Line (

Travel on the Gono Line (

Tohoku Series: Gono Line (

Road Trip on Gono Line (Part 1) (

Road Trip on Gono Line (Part 2) (

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