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

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