Seishun 18 Trips

Travel by Local Train: Tokyo – Sendai – Akita

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Tokyo to Akita via Sendai by local train. Travel along the Ou Mountains via Tochigi, Fukushima, Miyagi, Yamagata and Akita prefectures. Enjoy the countryside and onsen in Tohoku Region (Northeast Japan).


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Sendai – Yamadera – Tendo – Shinjo: via the JR Senzan Line and the JR Ou Line. Sendai – Kogota – Shinjo: via the JR Tohoku Line and the JR Rikuu-to Line.

Cheap Train Tickets & Rail Passes

Ordinary ticket (over 101 kilometers)

Good value. You can get off the train many times in one direction from the departure station to the arrival station. JR East Tohoku Shinkansen is available for an additional fee.

 Tokyo – Omiya – Sendai: Fare ¥6050 (valid for 3 days – daily cost about ¥2016)

 Tokyo – Sendai – Yamadera – Tendo – Akita: Fare ¥10,560 (valid for 5 days – daily cost about ¥2112)

Seishun 18 Kippu

The most popular seasonal rail pass with Japanese tourists, the Seishun 18 Kippu is five flexible days of unlimited travel on local and rapid trains for ¥12,050. It can be shared up to five people. A supplement is payable on the reserved seat (ordinary class) and non-reserved Green Car.

Hokkaido & East Japan Pass

This seasonal rail pass allows unlimited travel on the JR Hokkaido lines and the JR East Japan lines. In addition to it allows unlimited travel on the Hokuetsu Express Hokuhoku Line (Muikamachi – Saigata), the IGR Iwate Galaxy Railway (Morioka – Metoki) and the Aoimori Railway (Metoki – Aomori).