Tsunami induced by the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake reached coastal areas of Tokai area, where is far more than 500km from the epicenter. Toward a future disaster prevention plan against tsunami hazard, it is significant to consider the impact of the tsunami on Tokai area. This paper investigated tsunami characteristics in Tokai coastal area from the observed tsunami data and the numerical results with a 2-D depth-integrated tsunami flow model. Through the observed data, the tsunamis reaching Tokai coastal area were found to have maximum heights in the range of 0.4 m to 1.8 m. The numerical results revealed that tsunami heights were amplified by the local coastal topography in some regions. It was also confirmed that strong flow with about 2 m/s occurred due to tsunami backwash in Gokasho bay where fishery damages were caused.