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ANA and JAL fly to Akita Airport three to four times daily from Tokyo's Haneda Airport (65 minutes; ¥24,700). JAL also flies twice daily from Osaka's Itami Airport and three times from Sapporo's Shin-Chitose Airport. ANA flies twice daily from the Nagoya's Chubu International Airport.
If you're traveling regionally by rail, the Komachi Shinkansen from Tazawa-ko (one hour; ¥3,280); JR Kamoshika Express from Aomori City (two hours, 30 minutes; ¥5,450); or the JR Kamoshika Limited Express from Hirosaki (two hours; ¥4,940) are the most convenient trains. Traveling between Morioka and Akita is rather difficult; local trains take three to four hours (¥2,210) and involve additional waiting time. From Tokyo the JR Komachi Shinkansen will spirit you off to Akita in four hours (¥16,810). By bus, the JR Express bus Dream-Akita departs daily from JR Tokyo Station at 9:50 pm, arriving in JR Akita Station at 6:35 am (¥9,500), while the Willer Express leaves JR Tokyo Station at 9:40 pm, arriving at JR Akita Station at 7:45 am (¥5,500–¥6,300).
Akita Airport (49 Yamagomori Yuwa Tsubaki-gawa, Akita, 010-1211. 018/886–3366. www.akita-airport.com/en.)
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