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: www.jreast.co.jp (JR East) (English version)
Scenic World Heritage in Tohoku (www.japan.travel)
Gono Line (www.japanhoppers.com)
JR Gono Line (www.en-tsuruta.com)
Travel on the Gono Line (www.japan-experience.com)
Tohoku Series: Gono Line (www.japan-guide.com)
Road Trip on Gono Line (Part 1) (www.channelnewsasia.com)
Road Trip on Gono Line (Part 2) (www.channelnewsasia.com)
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