The Yamagata Shinkansen Tsubasa began service in 1992, and operates from Tokyo to Shinjo with stops along the way, including Fukushima and Yamagata. Initially operating to Yamagata Station, the service was extended to Shinjo Station in 1999. Along the line are located a series of celebrated hot springs. The Yamagata area is known for its cherries as well as grapes, pears and other fruit cultivation. Visit a u-pick orchard or maybe just buy some to take home as presents.
The Tsubasa is coupled to the Yamabiko between Tokyo and Fukushima.
Trains between Tokyo and Fukushima are coupled with an 10-car train.
The public telephone service is available between Tokyo and Fukushima Stations.
Enjoy the view inside the train with 360 degree panoramic imagery