- VISIT YAMAGATA
Yamagata is located in the Tohoku region 350km north of Tokyo, about 3 hours away by Shinkansen bullet train.
Yamagata is 60km away, about an hour by car, from Sendai, the largest city in Tohoku.
Japan's main airports have flights for Yamagata and Sendai airports.
JR passes can be used to reach Yamagata from Tokyo and then be used in Yamagata prefecture to ride the local lines. However, please note that the JR passes cannot be used on the private Yamagata Railway Flower Nagai Line.