An hour at Omagari, an hour at Shinjo, an hour at Yamagata and half an hour at Yonezawa. From Fukushima back to Tokyo connection times were minimal.
One hour is not long enough to see much, and too long to be enjoyable. The notable exception is Yonezawa where they have a standing soba counter in the station!
|Near Yuzawa (Akita)|
|The view from Shinjo station|
|The Ou sen terminates and returns to Akita|
|Between Yonezawa and Yamagata is Takahata|
which has an onsen at the station!
|Congratulations to the Rikuu Sai train line 100 years!|
And a sign to welcome you to Yamagata -
the character is the prefecture mascot.
|At Yonezawa - Fukushima bound|
|The train from Fukushima went direct to Kuroiso|
with no change in Koriyama
|From Kuroiso to Utsunomiya|
After leaving before 7, I arrived back in Tokyo at 11.48