Reaching Kitakata City by public transport is easy!
From Tokyo Station / Ueno Station
From Tokyo, take the Tohoku Shinkansen to Koriyama Station (under 90 minutes).
From Koriyama Station
You need to take a train on the Ban’etsu West Line from Koriyama Station.
Tip: Although Kitakata Station is on the Ban’est West Line, it is likely that you’ll have to change platforms at Aizu-Wakamatsu Station. Regardless of whether you need to change platforms or not, you only need to buy 1 ticket at the ticket machine.
- Koriyama Station –> Aizu-Wakamatsu Station takes 80 minutes
- Aizu-Wakamatsu –> Kitakata Station takes another 16 minutes or so.
Getting Around Kitakata Station
Here is a English-language tourist map produced by Kitakata City Tourism Association