Shin Aomori Station in Aomori in the very north of Honshu will be the beginning on the Hokkaido Shinkansen to Hakodate in Hokkaido when it launches next month, replacing the Hakucho Express services through the Seikan Tunnel.
Shin Aomori Station is presently the terminus of the Tohoku Shinkansen, at 674km Japan's longest shinkansen line. The modern shinkansen station opened in 2010. Shin Aomori Station is also on the JR Ou Line which connects Fukushima, via Akita Station to Aomori Station in the center of Aomori city.
There is not much in the way of services around Shin Aomori Station except for a rental car office. Most visitors make the short trip into Aomori to find a hotel.
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