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There are 7 ways to get from Tokyo to Obanazawa 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  •  4h 31m

  1. Take the train from Tokyo to Murayama(Yamagata) Shinkansen Tsubasa

$84 - $113

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Bus  •  8h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Tokyo to Sendai Station
  2. Take the bus from Sendai to Obanazawa Taigosho

$60 - $67

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Night bus  •  8h

  1. Take the night bus from Tokyo Yaesu Exit to Obanazawa Taigosho

$60 - $75

Drive  •  4h 59m

  1. Drive from Tokyo to Obanazawa 261.7 miles

$40 - $65

Fly Tokyo Haneda to Yamagata, bus  •  4h 55m

  1. Fly from Tokyo Haneda (HND) to Yamagata (GAJ) HND - GAJ
  2. Take the bus from Sakuranbo Higashine to Obanazawa Taigosho

$114 - $319

Fly Tokyo Haneda to Shonai, train, bus  •  6h 6m

  1. Fly from Tokyo Haneda (HND) to Shonai (SYO) HND - SYO
  2. Take the train from Amarume to Shinjo
  3. Take the bus from Shinjo to Obanazawa Taigosho

$136 - $689

Train to Tokyo Narita, fly to Sendai, bus  •  6h 27m

  1. Take the train from Tokyo to Narita Airport Terminal 2
  2. Fly from Tokyo Narita (NRT) to Sendai (SDJ) NRT - SDJ
  3. Take the bus from Sendai to Obanazawa Taigosho

$103 - $601

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The cheapest way to get from Tokyo to Obanazawa is to drive which costs ¥4900 - ¥7500 and takes 4h 59m.

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The quickest way to get from Tokyo to Obanazawa is to train which costs ¥9000 - ¥13000 and takes 4h 31m.

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Yes, there is an overnight bus departing from Tokyo Yaesu Exit and arriving at Obanazawa Taigosho. This bus operates every day. The journey takes approximately 8h.

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The distance between Tokyo and Obanazawa is 330 km. The road distance is 418.7 km.

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The best way to get from Tokyo to Obanazawa without a car is to train which takes 4h 31m and costs ¥9000 - ¥13000.

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It takes approximately 4h 31m to get from Tokyo to Obanazawa, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Tokyo to Obanazawa is to train which takes 4h 31m and costs ¥9000 - ¥13000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ¥6500 - ¥8000 and takes 8h 30m.

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

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Tokyo to Obanazawa bus services, operated by Yamako Bus, arrive at Obanazawa Taigosho station.

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Map of how to get from Tokyo to Obanazawa.
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  • Distance: 206.2 miles
  • Duration: 4h 31m

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

Japan Railways Shinkansen operates a train from Tokyo to Obanazawa every 4 hours. Tickets cost $80 - $110 and the journey takes 3h 6m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Tokyo to Obanazawa via Sendai Station and Sendai in around 8h 30m.

Airlines
All Nippon Airways
Website
ana.co.jp
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Shonai
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $1,200
Flights from Tokyo Narita to Sendai
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $1,100
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Yamagata
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $300
Train operators
Japan Railways (JR)

Japan Railways operates a large proportion of the main intercity routes, including the high-speed Shinkansen service and commuter rail service. Covering 1665 stations across 7458km, Japan Railways carries an average of 17 million passengers per day. There are several rail passes on offer for customers such as the Hokkaido Pass, the JR West Rail Pass, JR East Pass, Shikoku Pass, Kyushu Pass and Flex Japan Tourist Pass.

Contact Details
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Amarume to Shinjo
Ave. Duration
46m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Bus operators
JR Bus Tōhoku
Website
jrbustohoku.co.jp
Bus from Tokyo to Sendai Station
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$49
Schedules at
jrbustohoku.co.jp
Yamako Bus
Website
yamakobus.co.jp
Bus from Sendai to Obanazawa Taigosho
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $18
Schedules at
yamakobus.co.jp
Night bus from Tokyo Yaesu Exit to Obanazawa Taigosho
Ave. Duration
8h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $75
Schedules at
yamakobus.co.jp
Bus from Sakuranbo Higashine to Obanazawa Taigosho
Ave. Duration
38m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
yamakobus.co.jp
Bus from Shinjo to Obanazawa Taigosho
Ave. Duration
35m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
yamakobus.co.jp

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Yes, the driving distance between Tokyo to Obanazawa is 419 km. It takes approximately 4h 59m to drive from Tokyo to Obanazawa.

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Japan Airlines offers flights from Tokyo Haneda Airport to Yamagata Airport.

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There are 11+ hotels available in Obanazawa. Prices start at $47 USD per night.

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