It is easy to travel from Narita Airport to Yamagata City.
Upon arriving at Narita Airport look for the trains marked, "Narita Express" bound for Tokyo.
The train is operated by the Japanese Railway Company (JR).
(See figure 1.) Change trains at Tokyo Station, following the signs for the Tohoku-Yamagata Shinkansen "Tsubasa Super Express".
It takes about 3 hours via the Tsubasa Super Express to Yamagata City from Tokyo Station.
Refer to figure 2 for a general map of the travel route represented by the bold red line.
If arriving at Narita Airport before 4:00 PM there is sufficient time to make the last train bound for Yamagata Station. If arriving after 4:00 PM please arrange for accommodations in Tokyo and travel to Yamagata the following day. It may be beneficial to make ticket reservations for your trip to Yamagata at the Narita Airport Terminal. The train terminal is located in the underground floors of the Narita Airport.
Narita Airport ==[1 hr.]==> Tokyo ==[Tsubasa Super Express: 3 hrs.]==> Yamagata Station.
Figure 1: Access from Narita Airport to Tokyo by Narita Express
Refer to the other page with a more detailed outline of transportation from Narita Airport to Yamagata Station.
The red line indicates the Yamagata Shinkansen line.
Figure 2: Access from Narita Airport to Yamagata via Tokyo
JR EAST Travel Service Center
Entrance to platform
Go to Platform 1, red sign, for The Narita Express bound for Tokyo
Look for this sign
Shinkansen Logo, Super-Express Train
Main Floor of Tokyo Station.
Near the Shinkansen entrance.
Green Entrance, insert all train tickets
Platforms numbers 20 to 23 are for the Yamagata Shinkansen
The Tsubasa is listed in orange on the digital displays
Haneda ==[Monorail: 14 mins.]==> Hamamatsu-cho St. ==[Local: 6 mins.]==> Tokyo St. ==[Tsubasa Super Express Train: 3 hrs.]==> Yamagata St.
If your flight arrives at Haneda Airport before 5:00 PM, it will be possible to travel to Yamagata on that same day. Figure 3 shows the times and fares to major stations from Haneda Airport. Figure 4 shows the route map from Haneda Airport to Tokyo Station. After arriving at Haneda Airport, find the Tokyo Monorail line to Hamamatsu-cho Station. Change to Yamanote line at Hamamatsu-cho for Tokyo Station. The Yamanote line is operated by JR. After arriving at Tokyo Station, look for the Tohoku/Yamagata Shinkansen train named "Tsubasa Super Express" operated by JR. It takes about 3 hours to get to Yamagata Station.
Figure 3: Times and fares to major stations from Haneda Airport in the Tokyo Area
Figure 4: Route map from Haneda Airport to Tokyo Station
There are domestic flights from Haneda Airport to Yamagata Airport. If your flight arrives at Haneda Airport in the morning it is possible to take a connecting flight to Yamagata the same day. The flight schedule for Yamagata Airport can be viewed by clicking the link below.
Sendai Airport is an international airport located near Yamagata Prefecture.
There are flights available to and from Incheon/Seoul (Korea), Dalian (China), Beijing (China), Shanghai (China), Changchun (China), and Taipei (Taiwan).
There is an Incheon/Seoul flight daily; however, the other flights are limited.
If planning on flying to or from Sendai from one of the above listed locations please check necessary flight information.
Flight schedules are available at the website listed below.
It takes about 2 hours from Sendai Airport to Yamagata City.
If traveling by train, take the Sendai Airport Access line for Sendai Station first, then from Sendai Station take the Senzan Line for Yamagata City.
See Figure 6 for a simple map of the train route connecting Sendai to Yamagata City.
Figure 5: Access and Time from Sendai Airport to Yamagata
Figure 6: Map of Sendai and Yamagata Region