The hub station of Tohoku, JR Sendai Station.

Sendai Station is a central station in Sendai, the central city of the Tohoku region.
All the Tohoku Shinkansen trains passing through Sendai Station stop here. The Shinkansen works as high-speed access from Miyagi Prefecture to Tokyo. Business people, tourists and others, more than 40,000 travelers per day, use the Shinkansen. For local lines, Tohoku Line, Senzan Line for Yamagata, and Senseki Line for Ishinomaki run from Sendai Station. Also, the Joban Line runs to Iwaki City located along the sea coast in Fukushima Prefecture. Connects Sendai Station and Sendai Airport Access Line in about 17 minutes at the shor The Sendai City Subway Line runs north-south and connects with the station.
The “Sendai Tourist Information Center” is on the 2nd floor of the station. They can provide you with overall tourist information on Sendai, from access to trains, buses, etc. to specialties. An English-speaking staff stands by. Please feel free to use the center.

 
 

Taking or Changing the Shinkansen to Morioka/Akita

For Morioka/Akita, go up to 3F, pass through the Shinkansen Central Ticket Gate or South Ticket Gate, and go to Shinkansen Platform 11/12 (inbound/outbound) following the signboard for the platform.
When taking the Akita Shinkansen “Komachi,” follow the signboards of “Akita Shinkansen Komachi” and “Please wait here for KOMACHI.” Get on the Akita Shinkansen Komachi on Cars 16-11.
You can go to Morioka by either Tohoku Shinkansen “Hayate” or “Yamabiko,” or Akita Shinkansen “Komachi.” “Hayate” is for Hachinohe, “Yamabiko” is for Morioka, and “Komachi” is for Akita.

JR Sendai Station 3F Map

JR Sendai Station 3F Map

Tohoku Shinkansen “Hayate” and “Yamabiko” Timetable (outbound):

 

Akita Shinkansen “Komachi” Timetable (outbound):

Tohoku Shinkansen "Hayate"

Tohoku Shinkansen “Hayate”

Connects Sendai Station and Morioka Station in about 44 minutes at the shor Nonstop between Omiya-Sendai. All seats are reserved.

Tohoku Shinkansen "Yamabiko"

Tohoku Shinkansen “Yamabiko”

Connects Sendai Station and Morioka Station in about 1 hour and 10 minutes at the shor From Sendai Station (some trains are from Koriyama Station) to Morioka Station, the train stops at every station.

Akita Shinkansen "Komachi"

Akita Shinkansen “Komachi”

Connects Sendai Station and Akita Station in about 2 hours and 20 minutes at the shor All ordinary car seats are reserved. It links with “Hayate” between Tokyo Station and Morioka Station.

 

Taking or Changing to the Shinkansen to Fukushima/Koriyama

For Fukushima/Koriyama, go up to 3F, pass through the Shinkansen Central Ticket Gate or South Ticket Gate, and go to the Tohoku/Akita Shinkansen Platform 13/14, or Tohoku/Akita Shinkansen Platform 11/12 (inbound/outbound) at 3F, following the signboards for each platform.
For Fukushima/Koriyama, get on Tohoku Shinkansen “Max Yamabiko” or “Yamabiko.” Since some Shinkansen trains do not stop at Koriyama Station, you need to be careful.

JR Sendai Station 3F Map

JR Sendai Station 3F Map

Tohoku Shinkansen “Max Yamabiko” and “Yamabiko” Timetable (inbound):

Tohoku Shinkansen "Max Yamabiko"

Tohoku Shinkansen “Max Yamabiko”

Connects Sendai Station and Koriyama Station in about 48 minutes at the shor All cars are double-decker.

Tohoku Shinkansen "Yamabiko"

Tohoku Shinkansen “Yamabiko”

Connects Sendai Station and Koriyama Station in about 39 minutes at the shor From Sendai Station (some trains are from Koriyama Station) to Morioka Station, the train stops at every station.

 

Change for a local line/Sendai Airport Access Line

When changing for a local line for Yamagata or Sendai Airport Access Line, passing through “Tohoku Line, Joban Line, Senzan Line and Sendai Airport Access Line Transfer” following the signboard, go to the local line platforms on the 2nd floor.
When taking the Senzan Line for Yamagata, get on at Local Line Platform 7/8.
When taking the Sendai Airport Access Line for Sendai Airport, get on at Local Line Platform 3/4.

JR Sendai Station 3F Map

JR Sendai Station 3F Map

 

JR Sendai Station 2F Map

JR Sendai Station 2F Map

Senzan Line Timetable (outbound) (*in Japanese):

Sendai Airport Access Line Timetable (outbound) (*in Japanese):

Senzan Line

Senzan Line

Connects Sendai Station and Yamagata Station in about 1 hour and 21 minutes at the shor The line color of the train is yellowish green.

Sendai Airport Access Line

Sendai Airport Access Line

Connects Sendai Station and Sendai Airport Access Line in about 17 minutes at the shor

 

Change for a Bus to Yamagata Zao

If you want to change for a bus to Yamagata Zao, exit the Shinkansen Central Ticket Gate and go down to the 2nd floor of the station following the signboard “for West/East Exit.” On the 2nd floor, pass through the East-West accessway following the signboard “for East Exit” and go to the East Exit pedestrian deck. Go to East Exit Bus Pool No. 46, using the elevator, escalator, or stairs with the sign of “D.” You need to be careful. Since buses other than the one for Yamagata Zao also use this bus stop.
If you need to purchase a bus ticket or need bus information, go to the pedestrian deck on the 1st floor using the elevator, escalator, or stairs with the “bus ticket counter” sign and go to the JR Bus East Exit Information Center.

JR Sendai Station 2F Map

JR Sendai Station 2F Map

 

JR Sendai Station East Exit Bus Pool Map

JR Sendai Station East Exit Bus Pool Map

East Exit Bus Pool No. 46, Sendai-Yamagata Zao Nonstop Bus Timetable (*in Japanese):

Sendai-Yamagata Zao Nonstop Bus

Sendai-Yamagata Zao Nonstop Bus

Connects Sendai and Yamagata Zao in about 1 hour and 40 minutes.
Runs as a seasonal service from December, at the time of the opening of the ski resort to the end of March.
Contact:
Yamako Bus Reservation Center: +81-(0)23-632-7280 (Open: 09:00-19:00)
Miyagi Kotsu Yamagata Operation Office: +81-(0)23-623-1323

 

3F “Gyutan Dori (Beef Tongue Street)” and “Sushi Dori (Sushi Street)”

Sendai is the birthplace of Gyutan or beef tongue dishes. On “Gyutan Dori” located near the Ticket Gate of the Shinkansen on the 3rd floor, restaurants stand side by side, and have prepared variegated menus from routine and popular dishes to arranged dishes. At Sushi Dori restaurants, you can taste fresh seafood at reasonable prices, since nearby Sendai Bay is a good fishing ground.

 

JR Sendai Station 3F Map

JR Sendai Station 3F Map

 

JR Information

JR PASS Information

JR offers economical and convenient rail passes to travel around Japan.

The JR EAST PASS is an economical and flexible ticket for travel in eastern Japan. Unlimited travel is possible on all lines of JR EAST, including the Shinkansen, on five days of your choice within a 14-day period from the date when your pass is issued. Of course, it is also valid on the N’EX service that provides direct access to Tokyo from Narita Airport.

JR EAST PASS Price Table

  Adult (12 and over) Child (6 to 11)
Price ¥22,000 ¥11,000
Period of Validity 5 flexible days
(Five days of your choice within a 14-day period from the date when your pass is issued)

Eligibility:The JR EAST PASS is available exclusively for foreign nationals with a non-Japanese passport who enter Japan under the entry status of “Temporary Visitor” valid for 90 days or less. We will check your passport when we issue the PASS in Japan.

 
 

JR East Japan Shinkansen Reservation

Before leaving for Japan, you can reserve seats for green car (superior class) or ordinary car (coach class) of Shinkansen trains and main limited express trains on local lines within the JR East Japan service area, on the Internet. This is on-line system to reserve easily in advance. You can use this site to get the train timetable and fare.

For further information and on-line purchase:

Applicable Trains

- JR East Shinkansen trains (ordinary car/green car): Tohoku Shinkansen “Hayate, Max Yamabiko/Yamabiko, Max Nasuno/Nasuno,” Yamagata Shinkansen “Tsubasa,” Akita Shinkansen “Komachi,” Joetsu Shinkansen “Max Toki/Toki, Max Tanigawa/Tanigawa,” Nagano Shinkansen “Asama”
– JR East limited express trains (ordinary car/green car) on local lines: “Narita Express,” “Super Hitachi/Fresh Hitachi,” “Super Azusa/Azusa/Kaiji,” and “Super View Odoriko/Odoriko”

“JR East InfoLine” (Telephone assistance service in English, Korean, and Chinese) 

Call 050-2016-1603 10:00-18:00 (except year-end and New Year holidays)

For further information on JR East Japan: