A product of the East Japan Railway Company, the Tohoku Shinkansen is a type of Japanese high-speed train often referred to as a bullet train. The JR East-operated Tohoku was first introduced in 1982 and is used to link Tokyo, the nation’s capital, with Aomori, the capital of Aomori Prefecture.
There are currently four kinds of Tohoku Shinkansen trains serving the Tokyo to Aomori route: the E2 Series, E3 Series, E5 Series and E6 Series. All Tohoku trains feature two passenger seating classes: the “Ordinary Car” (basically a standard class coach) and the “Green Car” (similar to first or business class).
The Tohoku Shinkansen line covers a distance of approximately 674 kilometers, making brief stops in such cities as Oyama, Nasushiobara, Sendai and Morioka.
When you purchase a JR EAST PASS (Tohoku area) e-ticket, you get unlimited travel by Tohoku Shinkansen between Tokyo and the northeast region of Honshu, Japan’s main island. This pass also includes travel in select regions of the Akita, Yamagata, Joetsu and Hokuriku Shinkansen. Purchase a A JR EAST PASS (Nagano, Niigata area) to include travel between Tokyo and Nasushiobara in Japan’s central region. Passes can be used for 5 flexible travel days over a 14-day period.
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