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From Tokyo to Tohoku: Taking the Shinkansen to Sendai and Morioka

Sendai And Matsushima Other Sightseeing

Looking for a long and comfortable train ride to the Tohoku Region? The JR Tohoku Shinkansen can take you from Tokyo Station to many of the different regions in a matter of hours: to Sendai Station, it takes roughly 1 hour 30 minutes ~ 2 hours. To Morioka Station, it can take from 2 hours 10 minutes ~ 3 hours 15 minutes; to Shin-Aomori Station, from 3 hours ~ 3 hours 25 minutes; and to Yamagata Station, from 2 hours 40 minutes ~ 3 hours 40 minutes via the JR Yamagata Shinkansen. Depending on the type of Shinkansen you choose, the boarding time may vary. You can also select the Shinkansen that will bring you to your destination as quick as possible, so you can arrive in Tohoku in less time than expected. After sightseeing in Tokyo, Tohoku is the perfect place to spend your time relaxing, surrounded by the greenery and beautiful rivers that flow through the city. The Shinkansen is a great way to travel around the Tohoku Region.

Tohoku and Sendai Sightseeing: A Complete Guide to the Top Two Must-See Major Outlets! (Discount Info Included!)

Sendai And Matsushima Outlet Malls

Sendai, the largest city in Tohoku, just so happened to be home of two of the largest outlet stores: Mitsui Outlet Park Sendai Port and Sendai Izumi Premium Outlets. They include shops of all sorts of genres, from both domestic and international popular fashion and outdoor brands, to delicious gourmet spots. Both outlets also have easy access to other sightseeing spots around Sendai. The number of foreign visitors who visit for souvenir shopping is also increasing.

Kesennuma City Memorial Museum (Ruins of Koyo High School): Telling the Story of the Great East Japan Earthquake

Other Surrounding Areas Of Miyagi Other Sightseeing

On March 11, 2011 at 14:46, the largest earthquake ever recorded in history hit Miyagi Prefecture with a magnitude of 9.0. On March 10, 2019, eight years later, Kesennuma City turned the old school building of Kesennuma Koyo High School, which was heavily damaged by the tsunami and left in remains, into a memorial hall to share the memories and lessons from the earthquake, and opened the Kesennuma City Memorial Museum. It has attracted attention as a facility that will continue to convey the fearsome power of earthquakes and tsunamis to future generations.

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  • Fukushima, Koriyama And Iwaki
  • Morioka, Hiraizumi And Hachimantai
  • Niigata And Sado
  • Sendai And Matsushima
  • Surrounding Areas Of Akita
  • Surrounding Areas Of Yamagata
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