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Yamagata

Tokyo (Narita) to Yamagata 1 h 5 min From 4,490 yen

Yamagata, 16 Oct.

Yamagata Prefecture, facing the Sea of Japan in the northern Tohoku region, is relatively off the beaten path for most travelers but it is actually easy to get to with a flight into Shonai Airport (SYO) from Tokyo’s Narita Airport.

Shonai Airport is located between the cities of Tsuruoka and Sakata, and is an excellent place to start your exploration of Yamagata, especially the picturesque Mt. Chokai area and the Dewa Sanzan mountains.

Flights to Shonai Airport only take about an hour, and the approximate cost ranges from as low as 4,490 yen.


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  • Jetstar Japan
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NARITA AIRPORT DEPARTURES

Below are maps of each terminal and a list of domestic airlines that depart from each. Because all information here is subject to change, always confirm the details of your departing flight with your airline. Click the button below to see up-to-date flight arrival and departure information.

  1. 1F South Wing
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  2. Main Building 1F (South)
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  3. 2F Departure Lobby
    Check-in Counters


Transportation from Shonai Airport

  • To Sakata Station

    To get to Sakata Station from the airport, take an airport shuttle bus bound for Sakata (35–40 minutes). The shuttle bus leaves about 10 minutes after the arrival of a flight, once passengers have gathered. Take a numbered ticket from the machine when boarding, and pay the corresponding fare when getting off (about 840 yen to Sakata Station).

  • To Tsuruoka Station

    To get to Tsuruoka Station, take an airport shuttle bus bound for Tsuruoka (about 30 minutes). The shuttle bus leaves about 10 minutes after the arrival of a flight, once passengers have gathered. Take a numbered ticket from the machine when boarding, and pay the corresponding fare when getting off (about 760 yen to Tsuruoka Station).



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