How to go from Tokyo to Sendai?

  • Published on : 22/11/2022
  • by : Japan Experience

Japan's premier railway axis

Located just an hour and a half away from Tokyo by Shinkansen, Sendai is known for its tree-lined streets and Tanabata festival. A variety of sightseeing spots are abound on the way, too!

0 KM - Tokyo Station

In Tokyo Station, Tohoku Shinkansen trains depart from tracks 20 to 23.

4 KM - 0H05 - Ueno Station

Located on the Yamanote Line, this station is very useful for people staying in the north of Tokyo to board the Shinkansen without going through the crowds of Tokyo Station. Almost all of the trains stop here.

30 KM - 0H25 - Omiya (Saitama) Station

The Railway Museum is a short shuttle service away from this station. There are many real train carriages and engines to see here.

81 KM - 0H41 - Oyama (Tochigi) Station

Only some Yamabiko services stop here, where you can change for the JR Mito Line.

110 KM - 0H49 - Utsunomiya Station

Utsunomiya is a major train hub served by the Tohoku Shinkansen Line, JR Tohoku Main Line, Tobu Nikko Line and JR Utsunomiya Line. Change here for Nikko and take the JR Nikko Line (41 min, one train every hour).

Must-sees on the journey from Tokyo to Sendai
Tokyo Station and its stunning architecture
Stop at Omiya Station for the Railway Museum
Utsunomiya Station, a major train hub
Mt. Nasudake, home to Shiobara Onsen
Aizu-Wakamatsu is known for its samurai history
Access Zao Fox Village from Shiroishi Zao Station
Sendai, capital of the Tohoku region
A map of the itinerary

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