Access from JR Koriyama Station to Inawashiro Ski Resort

For going to the Inawashiro Ski Resort, get on the Tohoku Shinkansen or Yamagata Shinkansen at JR Tokyo Station to JR Koriyama Station. It takes about 1 hour and 17 minutes at the shor
At Koriyama Station, change for Ban-etsu Saisen Line (local line), and get off at “Inawashiro Station.” It takes about 40 minutes at the shor
From Inawashiro Station, free shuttle buses run to each surrounding ski resort (except for the Ski Resort Minowa.)

The station has only one exit. Since a shuttle bus for each ski resort stands by at the rotary in front of the station, according to the arrival time of the train, please get on the bus after checking its destination.
There may be a free pickup to your hotel from the station. Please ask about the pickup when you reserve a hotel room.


Changing for Ban-etsu Saisen Line to Inawashiro Area

For going to Inawashoro area, get down to the 2nd floor by the escalator or stairs from the Shinkansen Platform, and go forward to Local Line Transfer Ticket Gate. (*Please do not go to the Central Exit, please go to the opposite direction, the station building, S-PAL)
Although there are two ticket gates, the right side one is the local line transfer ticket gate. (*Left side one is the ticket gate for the station building.)
When you exit the ticket gate, you can see the electric departure board for local lines.
The local line (Ban-etsu Saisen Line) track for Inawashiro/Aizu is Platform 1. When getting down the escalator or stairs, there is the local line (Ban-etsu Saisen Line) platform.

Koriyama Station 2F Map

Koriyama Station 2F Map

Tohoku Shinkansen “Max Yamabiko” and “Yamabiko” Timetable (inbound):


Senzan Line Timetable (outbound) (*in Japanese):

Tohoku Shinkansen "Max Yamabiko "

Tohoku Shinkansen “Max Yamabiko “

Connects Tokyo Station and Koriyama Station in about 1 hour and 22 minutes at the shor All cars are double-decker.

Tohoku Shinkansen "Yamabiko"

Tohoku Shinkansen “Yamabiko”

Connects Tokyo Station and Koriyama Station in about 1 hour and 17 minutes at the shor From Sendai Station (some trains are from Koriyama Station) to Morioka Station, the train stops at every station.

Yamagata Shinkansen "Tsubasa"

Yamagata Shinkansen “Tsubasa”

Connects Tokyo Station and Shinjo Station in about 3 hour and 33 minutes at the shor It links with “Yamabiko” between Tokyo Station and Fukushima Station.
All the trains so not stop Oyama Station, Nasushiobara Station, and Shin-Shirakawa Station.

Ban-etsu Saisen Line

Ban-etsu Saisen Line

Connects Koriyama Station and Inawashiro Station in about 39 minutes at the shor


JR Information

JR PASS Information

JR offers economical and convenient rail passes to travel around Japan.

The JR EAST PASS is an economical and flexible ticket for travel in eastern Japan. Unlimited travel is possible on all lines of JR EAST, including the Shinkansen, on five days of your choice within a 14-day period from the date when your pass is issued. Of course, it is also valid on the N’EX service that provides direct access to Tokyo from Narita Airport.

JR EAST PASS Price Table

  Adult (12 and over) Child (6 to 11)
Price ¥22,000 ¥11,000
Period of Validity 5 flexible days
(Five days of your choice within a 14-day period from the date when your pass is issued)

Eligibility:The JR EAST PASS is available exclusively for foreign nationals with a non-Japanese passport who enter Japan under the entry status of “Temporary Visitor” valid for 90 days or less. We will check your passport when we issue the PASS in Japan.


JR East Japan Shinkansen Reservation

Before leaving for Japan, you can reserve seats for green car (superior class) or ordinary car (coach class) of Shinkansen trains and main limited express trains on local lines within the JR East Japan service area, on the Internet. This is on-line system to reserve easily in advance. You can use this site to get the train timetable and fare.

For further information and on-line purchase:

Applicable Trains

- JR East Shinkansen trains (ordinary car/green car): Tohoku Shinkansen “Hayate, Max Yamabiko/Yamabiko, Max Nasuno/Nasuno,” Yamagata Shinkansen “Tsubasa,” Akita Shinkansen “Komachi,” Joetsu Shinkansen “Max Toki/Toki, Max Tanigawa/Tanigawa,” Nagano Shinkansen “Asama”
– JR East limited express trains (ordinary car/green car) on local lines: “Narita Express,” “Super Hitachi/Fresh Hitachi,” “Super Azusa/Azusa/Kaiji,” and “Super View Odoriko/Odoriko”

“JR East InfoLine” (Telephone assistance service in English, Korean, and Chinese) 

Call 050-2016-1603 10:00-18:00 (except year-end and New Year holidays)

For further information on JR East Japan: