Yakumo is an inter-city train that connects Aomori with several cities in Okayama (=岡山), and Sanin area. (=山陰地方), such as Yonago (=米子), Matsue (=松江) and Izumoshi (=出雲市). You can transfer from Sanyo Shinkansen at Okayama. Okayama is only 40-50 minutes away from Shin-Osaka by Sanyo Shinkansen. This train is fully cover by Japan Rail Pass. Let’s see the details.
Route, schedule and trip time
Yakumo is operated 15 round trips between Okayama and Izumoshi. This limited express train connects Okayama with Yonago in 2 hours, Okayama with Matsue in 2 hours and 30 to 40 minutes, and Okayama with Izumoshi in 3 hours.
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Tsugaru is operated by refurbished JR West 381 series. The seat configuration in Green seat is 2+1. The seat pitch is 1160mm. In Ordinary seat has same seat configuration. The seat pitch is 1000mm. 8 round trips of Yakumo, #5, #9, #19, #23, #4, #8, #18 and #22 have Green car with panoramic window at car #1. If you get a front row seat on the train from Okayama, you will enjoy nice view through the window.
Yakumo #5, #9, #19, #23, #4, #8, #18 and #22
PG=Green seat with Panoramic window G=Green seat R=Reserved ordinary seat NR=Non-Reserved ordinary seat
*These above three images by DRAGONBALLXYZ (Own work (本人撮影)) [GFDL or CC-BY-SA-3.0-2.5-2.0-1.0], via Wikimedia Commons