Sendai is located 350 kilometers north of Tokyo on the pacific coast of Japan. Domestic flights to Sendai from Nagoya airports are available. The JR Tohoku Shinkansen Express (bullet train) connects major cities in Japan, and it takes only 1.5-2 hours from Tokyo to Sendai. The trip from Narita International Airport to Sendai takes around 3-3.5 hours by JR Narita Express (a shuttle between the airport and Tokyo) or Keisei Line (a railway between the airport and Ueno) and Shinkansen. Sendai International Airport also services seven international destinations. The trip from Haneda International Airport to Sendai takes around 2.5-3 hours by the Tokyo Monorail Line from the 3rd floor of the airport to Hamamatu-cho station and JR Train from Hamamatsu-cho to Tokyo and the JR Shinkansen Express. From Sendai International Airport to JR Sendai Station, Sendai Airport Access Line runs frequently.
Via Narita International Airport
Participants arriving in New Tokyo International Airport (Narita Airport) have the following options for traveling to Sendai via Tokyo. Take either the JR Narita Express Train or a Limousine Bus to Tokyo Station. Narita Express is available at 30 minutes interval and it takes approximately 60 minutes from Narita to Tokyo Station at about 3000 yen. Limousine Bus is available every 15 minutes and it takes 80 minutes at about 3000 yen. Take the JR Tohoku Shinkansen Express (bullet train) from Tokyo Station to Sendai. The train is available every 15 minutes and it takes 2 hours at about 11,000 yen. For more details, visit the JR East website: http://www.jreast.co.jp/e/index.html
Via Haneda International Airport
The Haneda Airport International Passenger Terminal connects directly to the 3rd-floor Haneda Airport International Terminal Station of the Tokyo Monorail Line. Take the line from the Terminal Station to Hamamatsu-cho Station (490Yen) for around 15 min, and move to JR Hamamatsu-cho station. Then move to JR Tokyo station using JR Train for around 10 min. (every few min.). Take the JR Tohoku Shinkansen Express (bullet train) from Tokyo Station to Sendai. At Hamamatsu-cho station, you can buy train ticket to Sendai. You can buy JR Tohoku Shinkansen Express Ticket (Seat reservation recommended) at Tohoku Shinkansen Ticket counter in JR Tokyo Station (Of course you can buy the Shinkansen ticket at JR Hamamatsu-cho Staition.) For more details, visit the JR East website: http://www.jreast.co.jp/e/index.html
Railway (Sendai Airport Access Line) is available to JR Sendai Station at 650 yen. Scheduled travel time: 25 minutes.
From JR Sendai Station
From JR Sendai station to Laboratory for Nanoelectronics and Spintronics, Research Institute of Electrical Communication, Tohoku Univ., it takes approximately 15 minutes on foot.