Sunday, 27 December 2009

Japan trip 5th day, Nov 16th Part 1 - Yamagata

From Tokyo we departed to Yamagata by Shinkansen. Yamagata is the capital city of Yamagata Prefecture in Japan. Yamagata City is served by the Yamagata Shinkansen (bullet train) from Tokyo, which detaches from the Tohoku Shinkansen at Fukushima City. The express train takes just under three hours, and the one-way cost is about 10,000 yen.

The Shinkansen also known as the bullet train is a network of high-speed railway lines in Japan operated by four Japan Railways Group companies. Starting with the 210 km/h (130 mph) Tōkaidō Shinkansen in 1964, the now 2,459 km (1,528 mi) long network has expanded to link most major cities on the islands of Honshū and Kyūshū at speeds up to 300 km/h (186 mph). Test runs have reached 443 km/h (275 mph) for conventional rail in 1996, and up to a world record 581 km/h (361 mph) for maglev trainsets in 2003.


This is our hotel; simple, clean and nice. Recommended definitely.

Morning city/landscape views

To be continued Part 1 - Matsushima Bay


  1. We..lah.. Bos sudah di Jepun toh! Masih gawe di Logica nggak?

  2. Thanks for sharing this. What is your next trip to?