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There are 9 ways to get from Tokyo to Iwate by train, bus, night bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  3 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Tokyo to Morioka Shinkansen Yamabiko / ...

$100 - $140

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Night bus  •  10 h 56 min

  1. Take the night bus from Shinjuku Station to Morioka

$48 - $69

7 alternative options

Bus  •  9 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Tokyo to Sendai Station
  2. Take the bus from Sendai to Morioka

$76

Drive  •  6 h 15 min

  1. Drive from Tokyo to Morioka 338.3 miles

$55 - $85

Fly to Akita, train  •  6 h 32 min

  1. Fly from Tokyo Haneda (HND) to Akita (AXT) HND - AXT
  2. Take the train from Akita to Morioka

$160 - $873

Fly to Misawa, train  •  6 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Tokyo Haneda (HND) to Misawa (MSJ) HND - MSJ
  2. Take the train from Hachinohe to Morioka

$216 - $480

Fly to Yamagata, bus, train  •  6 h 13 min

  1. Fly from Tokyo Haneda (HND) to Yamagata (GAJ) HND - GAJ
  2. Take the bus from Yamagata Kencho-mae to Sendai
  3. Take the train from Sendai(Miyagi/Jr) to Ichinoseki

$152 - $374

Fly to Aomori, train  •  6 h 37 min

  1. Fly from Tokyo Haneda (HND) to Aomori (AOJ) HND - AOJ
  2. Take the train from Shin-Aomori to Morioka

$213 - $679

Fly to Odate Noshiro, train  •  7 h 1 min

  1. Fly from Tokyo Haneda (HND) to Odate Noshiro (ONJ) HND - ONJ
  2. Take the train from Takanosu(Jr) to Shin-Aomori
  3. Take the train from Shin-Aomori to Morioka

$212 - $937

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Tokyo to Iwate is to night bus which costs ¥5000 - ¥8000 and takes 10 h 56 min.

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The quickest way to get from Tokyo to Iwate is to train which costs ¥11000 - ¥16000 and takes 3 h 18 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Tokyo to Iwate. However, there are services departing from Tokyo and arriving at Morioka via Sendai. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 7 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Tokyo and arriving at Morioka. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 18 min.

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The distance between Tokyo and Iwate is 458 km. The road distance is 541.2 km.

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The best way to get from Tokyo to Iwate without a car is to train which takes 3 h 18 min and costs ¥11000 - ¥16000.

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The train from Tokyo to Morioka takes 3 h 18 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Tokyo to Iwate bus services, operated by JR Bus Tōhoku, depart from Tokyo station.

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Tokyo to Iwate train services, operated by Japan Railways Shinkansen, depart from Tokyo station.

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The best way to get from Tokyo to Iwate is to train which takes 3 h 18 min and costs ¥11000 - ¥16000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ¥8547 and takes 9 h 7 min.

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Map of how to get from Tokyo to Iwate.
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  • Distance: 286 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 18 min

What companies run services between Tokyo, Japan and Iwate, Japan?

Japan Railways Shinkansen operates a train from Tokyo to Morioka hourly. Tickets cost $100 - $140 and the journey takes 3 h 18 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Tokyo to Morioka via Sendai Station and Sendai in around 9 h 7 min.

Airlines
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Akita
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,500
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Misawa
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Yamagata
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $300
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Aomori
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $950
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Aomori via New Chitose
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $950
All Nippon Airways
Website
ana.co.jp
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Akita
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $1,500
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Aomori via New Chitose
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,400
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Odate Noshiro
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $1,500
Train operators
Japan Railways Shinkansen
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Tokyo to Morioka
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$100 - $140
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$100 - $140
Reserved seat
$110 - $140
Green seat
$150 - $200
Train from Akita to Morioka
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$35 - $50
Reserved seat
$40 - $55
Green seat
$55 - $75
Train from Sendai(Miyagi/Jr) to Ichinoseki
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$29 - $40
Reserved seat
$35 - $45
Green seat
$40 - $60
Train from Shin-Aomori to Morioka
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$45 - $65
Reserved seat
$50 - $65
Green seat
$65 - $90
Aoimori Railway
Website
aoimorirailway.com
Train from Hachinohe to Morioka
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $28
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Bus operators
JR Bus Tōhoku
Website
jrbustohoku.co.jp
Bus from Tokyo to Sendai Station
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$49
Schedules at
jrbustohoku.co.jp
Bus from Sendai to Morioka
Ave. Duration
2 h 27 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$27
Schedules at
jrbustohoku.co.jp
Willer Travel
Website
willerexpress.com
Night bus from Shinjuku Station to Morioka
Ave. Duration
9 h 16 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
willerexpress.com
Yamako Bus
Website
yamakobus.co.jp
Bus from Yamagata Kencho-mae to Sendai
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
yamakobus.co.jp

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The quickest flight from Tokyo Haneda Airport to Akita Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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Tokyo to Iwate bus services, operated by JR Bus Tōhoku, arrive at Morioka station.

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Tokyo to Iwate train services, operated by Japan Railways Shinkansen, arrive at Morioka station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Tokyo to Iwate is 541 km. It takes approximately 6 h 15 min to drive from Tokyo to Iwate.

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Japan Airlines and All Nippon Airways offer flights from Tokyo Haneda Airport to Akita Airport.

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There are 18+ hotels available in Iwate. Prices start at $36 USD per night.

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