Tohoku Shinkansen Timetable
The Tohoku Shinkansen line runs from Tokyo Station to Shin-Aomori Station and connects to the regional Yamagata, Akita and Hokkaido Shinkansen lines. It is the longest shinkansen line in Japan. On this page you will find the following information:
— Timetable from Tokyo to Shin-Aomori
— Timetable from Shin-Aomori to Tokyo
— Tohoku Shinkansen Line Map & Stations
Covered by the Japan Rail (JR) Pass, the Tohoku Shinkansen is one of the best ways to move to and from destinations in north-eastern Japan. Running from Tokyo Station to Shin-Aomori Station, many services on the line connect through to the regional Yamagata, Akita and Hokkaido Shinkansen lines via Fukushima Station, Morioka Station and Shin-Aomori Station. For more information, see our ‘Tohoku Shinkansen’ main page.
TIMETABLE FROM TOKYO TO SHIN-AOMORI
Frequent services run from Tokyo Station to Shin-Aomori Station and the reverse journey of Shin-Aomori to Tokyo. Other major stations on the line include Ueno, Omiya, Fukushima, Sendai and Morioka. For the full timetable, click on the image below:
The earliest service from Tokyo bound for Shin-Aomori departs at 06:00 and arrives at 10:07, while the latest departs at 19:20 and arrives at 23:36. There are later services departing from Tokyo, as late as 23:26, which terminate at Morioka, Sendai and others stations.
TIMETABLE FROM SHIN-AOMORI TO TOKYO
Shin-Aomori Station is the northern terminus of the Tohoku Shinkansen line. Much like services from Tokyo, trains depart Shin-Aomori regularly throughout the day. For the full timetable, click on the image below:
The earliest service bound for Tokyo departs Shin-Aomori 06:18 and arrives at 10:16, with the latest departing at 18:38 and arriving in Tokyo at 23:04. There are a handful of later services running until 21:47, ending at Morioka or Sendai Station.
TOHOKU SHINKANSEN LINE MAP & STATIONS
The Tohoku Shinkansen is the longest shinkansen line in Japan, covering 675km from Tokyo to Aomori. Running from Tokyo to the north-east into the expansive Tohoku region, it is the primary train route heading into the north-eastern prefectures of Fukushima, Yamagata, Miyagi, Iwate, Akita and Aomori while also connecting through to the north island of Hokkaido. The following stations are on the Tohoku line:
Tokyo / Ueno / Omiya / Oyama / Utsunomiya / Nasu-Shiobara / Shin-Shirakawa / Koriyama / Fukushima / Shiroishi-Zao / Sendai / Furukawa / Kurikoma-Kogen / Ichinoseki / Mizusawa-Esashi / Kitakami / Shin-Hanamaki / Morioka / Iwate-Numakunai / Ninohe / Hachinohe / Shichinohe-Towada / Shin-Aomori
Three stations along the line allow travellers to transfer onto to shorter / regional shinkansen lines: 1. the Yamagata Shinkansen via Fukushima Station 2. the Akita Shinkansen via Morioka Station, and 3. the Hokkaido Shinkansen via Shin-Aomori. Some services on each line will continue on from Tokyo without the need to transfer however you may also need to disembark at any of these stations to transfer to an onward service. For more information about each line, see the information below.
TOHOKU SKI RESORTS
Though they might not be as well-known as the resorts of Nagano, Niigata and Hokkaido, the ski resorts of Tohoku offer some excellent skiing and snowboarding and a different atmosphere to the more developed and international resorts of Japan. Our ‘Tohoku Ski Resorts’ page has everything you need to know including all the stats, facts, highlights and accommodation for Hoshino Resorts Alts Bandai, Zao Onsen Ski Resort and Appi Kogen Ski Resort.
PLAN YOUR VISIT TO JAPAN
The Tohoku Shinkansen is just one part of Japan’s fantastic rail network. Unfathomable in its size and efficiency, moving around the country by train is easy and comfortable opening-up all regions of Japan for exploration. Our ‘Plan Your Visit’ page has everything you need to know about visiting Japan – from tips on the best time to travel, times to avoid, entering and exiting the country, money matters, staying connected, accommodation, staying safe and healthy and plenty more to ensure that you get the most out of your time here.