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There are several ways to travel from Tokyo to the Shonai region of Yamagata Prefecture, including the Shinkansen, express bus, and airplane. We will summarize the time required, fees, benefits, and precautions for each option. Find the transportation method that suits your travel style!

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Where is the Shonai region? Introduction of charm

The Shonai region is located on the Sea of ​​Japan side of Yamagata Prefecture and is a tourist spot filled with history, food, and nature such as the sea and mountains. Dewa Sanzan, which has become a sacred place for mountain worship in Japan, Kamo Aquarium, which has the world's largest number of jellyfish exhibits, Tsuruoka City, which has been designated as a UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomic Culture, and Sakata City, which still retains the remnants of its flourishing as a merchant town during the Edo period. There are many attractive sightseeing spots such as Mt. Chokai, which is certified as a geopark, and Yuza Town, where you can enjoy outdoor activities to your heart's content as a village of spring water.

How to get from Tokyo to Shonai by plane (fastest way)

You can use ANA for domestic flights from Haneda Airport to Shonai Airport. Air ticket prices vary depending on when you book, but they range from 15,000 yen to 26,000 yen. Flight time is approximately 1 hour.

*For flight ticket reservations, please check here .

Please note that there are no flights departing from or arriving at Narita Airport.

How to get from Tokyo to Shonai by JR (for those who want to transfer and enjoy the scenery)

From Tokyo, use the Joetsu Shinkansen and transfer to the limited express train via Niigata City. The Joetsu Shinkansen takes about 2 hours and 20 minutes from Tokyo to Niigata, and about 2 hours and 30 minutes from Niigata to Atsumi Onsen, Tsuruoka, Sakata, Amarume, Yusa, and the Shonai region. , it will take about 4 hours and 50 minutes to arrive.

In addition, for visitors to Japan, we recommend using the JR EAST PASS, which offers unlimited rides on JR trains.

*Please check here for the JR East timetable.
*For JR EAST PASS reservations, please check here .

How to get from Tokyo to Shonai by high-speed night bus (for those who want to save money)

For those who want to travel more cheaply and easily, we recommend the high-speed night bus, which is the cheapest means of transportation. They depart from major terminal stations such as Shibuya Station and Tokyo Station. A one-way ticket for an adult usually costs about 7,800 to 9,300 yen, with some bus companies, such as Kirakira-go, offering even cheaper options. The journey takes approximately 8 hours.

There are two types of seats on express buses: 3-row seats and 4-row seats, with 3-row seats offering more space. Due to the distance, it is a night bus, so it is possible to travel in Tokyo, board the express bus, and head to Shonai while you are asleep.

*For express night bus reservations, please check here .

Find the transportation method that suits your travel style!

As introduced above, there are many ways to travel from Tokyo to Shonai, including planes, trains, and express buses.

If you value comfort and time, we recommend flying, and if you want to transfer and enjoy the view from the train window, we recommend choosing JR.

Find the means of transportation that suits your itinerary, budget, and travel style and have fun.

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