Higashine is located in the central part of Yamagata Prefecture, in the Murayama Basin. The city counts as neighbors, Sendai City to the east and Yamagata City to the south and Tendo City. Higashine slso abounds with rich nature and hot springs. Three national highways: National Route 13, National Route 48 and National Route 287 also pass nearby. Yamagata Airport is also located in the city, facilitating the traffic for high technology industries within the prefecture, making Higashine a major industrial center.
The eastern view from the station affords a dramatic panorama of snow capped mountains.