The longest of the JR East Shinkansen lines, the Tohoku Shinkansen went into service in 1982. Currently running between Tokyo and Shin-Aomori, the Tohoku Shinkansen Line has many sightseeing locations, such as Oirase Stream (Aomori Prefecture) known for its beautiful scenery, Hiraizumi (Iwate Prefecture) with its World Heritage Sites, and Sendai (Miyagi Prefecture), nicknamed the City of Trees.
Approximately 1 hour, 40 minutes from Tokyo to Sendai on the Tohoku Shinkansen. Located in the Tohoku area, Miyagi Prefecture and its capital Sendai are easily accessible, and the Sendai/Miyagi Campaign runs from Monday, April 1 to Sunday, June 30, 2013. Come visit Miyagi Prefecture and Sendai by rail for loads of sightseeing places and attractions, including the thick, juicy Sendai beef tongue and Naruko-onsen-kyo Hot Spring Village, which features some of Japan’s greatest hot springs.
The Hayate is coupled to the Komachi between Tokyo and Morioka, and the Yamabiko sometimes is coupled to the Tsubusa between Tokyo and Fukushima.