Tōhoku Shinkansen (E6 series, E5 series, E3 series, E2 series)

  • Tokyo - Aomori

The Tōhoku Shinkansen began operating in 1982. It runs between Tokyo and Shin-Aomori, the longest distance of any line operated by JR EAST.
There is also direct service with other lines including the Hokkaido Shinkansen, which runs between Shin-Aomori and Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto.

  • E6 Series Komachi, Hayabusa, Yamabiko, Nasuno
    E6 Series

    The E6 series is a type of train operating on the Akita Shinkansen, connecting Shinkansen and conventional routes without needing to change lines. The interior facilities place an emphasis on universal design and security measures. Car no. 12 has a large restroom which is accessible to electric mobility scooters. Other features include large full-color LED information displays as well as security cameras inside the cars and in the areas at both ends of the cars.

    Interior Layout and Seats

    Interior Layout and Seats (Example)

    Seat Map

    • Car no. 11

      ←To Tokyo (Inbound)

      Outbound→

      Seat Map
    • Car no. 12

      ←To Tokyo (Inbound)

      Outbound→

      Seat Map
    • Car no. 13

      ←To Tokyo (Inbound)

      Outbound→

      Seat Map
    • Car no. 14

      ←To Tokyo (Inbound)

      Outbound→

      Seat Map
    • Car no. 15

      ←To Tokyo (Inbound)

      Outbound→

      Seat Map
    • Car no. 16

      ←To Tokyo (Inbound)

      Outbound→

      Seat Map
    • Car no. 17

      ←To Tokyo (Inbound)

      Outbound→

      Seat Map

    The car layout may vary depending on the train.

    Car layout

    • Akita Shinkansen Komachi

      Car layout example
      Formation
      7 cars
      Seat Reservation
      Reserved seats only
      • All cars are non-smoking.
    • Tōhoku Shinkansen Hayabusa

      Car layout example
      Formation
      7 cars
      Seat Reservation
      Reserved seats only
      • All cars are non-smoking.
    • Yamabiko, Nasuno

      Car layout example
      Formation
      7 cars
      Seat Reservation
      Seats in cars no. 12-17 are non-reserved
      • All cars are non-smoking.

    Symbol Guide

    • Green Car
      Green Car
    • Reserved seats
      Reserved Seat
    • Non-reserved seats
      Non-Reserved Seat
  • E5 Series Hayabusa, Hayate, Yamabiko, Nasuno
    E5 Series

    The E5 Series is the new generation of Shinkansen trains, the sum of all technological advancement in operational performance, reliability, environmental considerations, and passenger comfort. The trains have operated at a speed of 320 km/h since March 16, 2013. The interior facilities feature universal design, including a large, renovated restroom which is accessible to electric mobility scooters, as well as a multipurpose room. In response to requests from female passengers, there are women’s-only spaces such as women’s lavatories and powder rooms. Other innovative features include large full-color LED information displays as well as security cameras inside the cars and in the areas at both ends of the cars.

    Interior Layout and Seats

    Interior Layout and Seats (Example)

    Seat Map

    • Car no. 1

      ←To Tokyo (Inbound)

      Outbound→

      Seat Map
    • Car no. 2

      ←To Tokyo (Inbound)

      Outbound→

      Seat Map
    • Car No. 3

      ←To Tokyo (Inbound)

      Outbound→

      Seat Map
    • Car no. 4

      ←To Tokyo (Inbound)

      Outbound→

      Seat Map
    • Car no. 5

      ←To Tokyo (Inbound)

      Outbound→

      Seat Map
    • Car no. 6

      ←To Tokyo (Inbound)

      Outbound→

      Seat Map
    • Car no. 7

      ←To Tokyo (Inbound)

      Outbound→

      Seat Map
    • Car no. 8

      ←To Tokyo (Inbound)

      Outbound→

      Seat Map
    • Car no. 9

      ←To Tokyo (Inbound)

      Outbound→

      Seat Map
    • Car no. 10

      ←To Tokyo (Inbound)

      Outbound→

      Seat Map

    The car layout may vary depending on the train.

    Car layout

    • Tōhoku Shinkansen Hayabusa, Hayate

      Car layout example
      Formation
      10 cars
      Seat Reservation
      Reserved seats only
      • The cars with reserved and non-reserved seats may vary depending on the train.
      • All cars are non-smoking.
    • Yamabiko

      Car layout example
      Formation
      10 cars
      Seat Reservation
      Seats in cars no. 1-5 are non-reserved
      • The cars with reserved and non-reserved seats may vary depending on the train.
      • All cars are non-smoking.
    • Nasuno

      Car layout example
      Formation
      10 cars
      Seat Reservation
      Seats in cars no. 1-8 are non-reserved
      • All cars are non-smoking.

    Symbol Guide

    • GranClass
      GranClass
    • Green Car
      Green Car
    • Reserved seats
      Reserved Seat
    • Non-reserved seats
      Non-Reserved Seat
  • E3 Series Tsubasa
    E3 Series

    Interior Layout and Seats

    Interior Layout and Seats (Example)

    Seat Map

    • Car no. 11

      ←To Tokyo (Inbound)

      Outbound→

      Seat Map
    • Car no. 12

      ←To Tokyo (Inbound)

      Outbound→

      Seat Map
    • Car no. 13

      ←To Tokyo (Inbound)

      Outbound→

      Seat Map
    • Car no. 14

      ←To Tokyo (Inbound)

      Outbound→

      Seat Map
    • Car no. 15

      ←To Tokyo (Inbound)

      Outbound→

      Seat Map
    • Car no. 16

      ←To Tokyo (Inbound)

      Outbound→

      Seat Map
    • Car no. 17

      ←To Tokyo (Inbound)

      Outbound→

      Seat Map

    The car layout may vary depending on the train.

    Car layout

    • Yamagata Shinkansen Tsubasa

      Car layout example
      Formation
      7 cars
      Seat Reservation
      Reserved seats only
      • All cars are non-smoking.

    Symbol Guide

    • Green Car
      Green Car
    • Reserved seats
      Reserved Seat
  • E2 Series Yamabiko, Nasuno
    E2 Series

    This train debuted in March 1997.
    The cars feature a neutral grey-toned interior with ambient lighting and seats that bring a casual flair with a speckled blue, purple, and green patterns. The interior design is aimed not only to provide comfort for passengers with ample space and reduced noise and vibration, but also to create a comfortable traveling space that gives one a sense of peace and relaxation.

    Interior Layout and Seats

    Interior Layout and Seats (Example)

    Seat Map

    • Car no. 1

      ←To Tokyo (Inbound)

      Outbound→

      Seat Map
    • Car no. 2

      ←To Tokyo (Inbound)

      Outbound→

      Seat Map
    • Car No. 3

      ←To Tokyo (Inbound)

      Outbound→

      Seat Map
    • Car no. 4

      ←To Tokyo (Inbound)

      Outbound→

      Seat Map
    • Car no. 5

      ←To Tokyo (Inbound)

      Outbound→

      Seat Map
    • Car no. 6

      ←To Tokyo (Inbound)

      Outbound→

      Seat Map
    • Car no. 7

      ←To Tokyo (Inbound)

      Outbound→

      Seat Map
    • Car no. 8

      ←To Tokyo (Inbound)

      Outbound→

      Seat Map
    • Car no. 9

      ←To Tokyo (Inbound)

      Outbound→

      Seat Map
    • Car no. 10

      ←To Tokyo (Inbound)

      Outbound→

      Seat Map

    The car layout may vary depending on the train.

    Car layout

    • Tōhoku Shinkansen Yamabiko

      Car layout example
      Formation
      10 cars
      Seat Reservation
      Seats in cars no. 1-5 are non-reserved
      • The cars with reserved and non-reserved seats may vary depending on the train.
      • All cars are non-smoking.
    • Nasuno

      Car layout example
      Formation
      10 cars
      Seat Reservation
      Seats in cars no. 1-8 and no. 10 are non-reserved
      • The cars with reserved and non-reserved seats may vary depending on the train.
      • All cars are non-smoking.

    Symbol Guide

    • Green Car
      Green Car
    • Reserved seats
      Reserved Seat
    • Non-reserved seats
      Non-Reserved Seat

Train stops

Train stops map