Yamagata Shinkansen (E8 Series, E3 Series)

  • Tokyo - Yamagata/Shinjo

The Yamagata Shinkansen runs between Tokyo and Yamagata/Shinjo. Operation began in 1992 after the section between Fukushima and Yamagata on the Ōu Main Line was converted to allow the Shinkansen to pass directly through.
The line was extended to Shinjo in 1999.

Train Information

The following train types operate on the Yamagata Shinkansen.

  • E8 Series Tsubasa
    E8 Series

    The E8 series is a new type of train that began operating on March 16, 2024. The concept behind the design is “a train that weaves together the bountiful landscape with spirit of the people”. Carrying on the legacy of the E3 series’s design, which deeply tied to the local region, the E8 series features a seamless safflower yellow gradation reflecting the Yamagata landscape and emotional connections with those living far away. The nose length was extended to 9m in an aerodynamically optimized “arrow line” shape for a maximum operating speed of 300 km/h and a more comfortable riding experience for passengers.

    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.

    アイコン凡例

    • Green Car
      Green Car
    • 指定席 アイコン
      指定席
  • 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.

    アイコン凡例

    • Green Car
      Green Car
    • 指定席 アイコン
      指定席

Train stops

Train stops map