Akita Nairiku Jukan Railway

Akita Nairiku Jukan Railway © Iry

About the Akita Nairiku Jukan Railway

The Akita Nairiku Jukan Railway runs from Kitaakita City’s Takanosu Station to Semboku City’s Kakunodate Station over a distance of 94.2km. It is most commonly called the Akita Bijin Line by people.

The railway cars are lightweight AN-8800 and AN-8900 diesel locomotive cars, and for events and organizational reservations they use AN2000 cars. Out of the AN-8800 cars, car 8808 has been turned into a parlor with a kotatsu built into the floor and tatami flooring.


Prices vary depending on boarding and destination station but the general fare is 170 yen for 1 person, with a maximum price of 1670 yen (as of 4/2015). On weekends and holidays you can get the Holiday Free Ticket which allows you to ride unlimited for one day. There are 3 packages for this ticket, the All Lines ticket, the A ticket and the B ticket. The all lines ticket costs 2000 yen for adults and 1000 yen for children. The A ticket will take you from Takanosu Station to Matsuba Station, and the B ticket will take you from Aniai Station to Kakunodate Station. The A and B type tickets are 1000 yen for adults and 500 yen for children. Please be aware that if you have the A or B type tickets there is a separate fare for using the express line.

The railway is highly recommended for people who enjoy seeing the railroad and the countryside. With the Holiday Free Ticket you can leisurely enjoy the railroad as much as you like all day long. Check the Akita Nairiku Jukan Railway official website for a schedule. 


On the JR East go to Kakunodate Station or on the JR Akita Shinkansen you can change over. If you are visiting by car, take the Akita Expressway to Noshiro Minami IC (能代南IC) or Kyowa IC (協和IC).

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Description: Akita Nairiku Jukan Railway

Sights Akita Nairiku Jukan Railway (秋田内陸縦貫鉄道)
Address Nakasugasawa-14 Kakunodatemachi, Senboku-shi, Akita-ken 014-0300 (Kakunodate Station)
Phone / Fax Phone: 0186-82-3231 / Fax: 0186-82-3793
Duration 2Hour(s)
Recommended Season
Spring (March - May)
Summer (June - August) Autumn (September - November) Winter (December - February)
Recommended target Family Groups Infant & Toddler (ages 0-6) Child (ages 7-17) Adult (ages 20+) Single traveller

Map: Akita Nairiku Jukan Railway