Nikko Transportation

  • Tobu Bus at Chuzenji Onsen Stop
    Tobu Bus at Chuzenji Onsen Stop
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  • Bus at Chuzenji Onsen Stop
    Bus at Chuzenji Onsen Stop
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  • Nikkō Tōshō-gū
    Nikkō Tōshō-gū
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    Tobu Railways to Nikko

    by naruto Updated Feb 22, 2005

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    Tobu Station in Nikko

    Nikko is also accessible via Tobu Railways from Tokyo. The Tobu terminal station in Tokyo for trains to Nikko is Tobu Asakusa Station, which can be accessed by subway.

    There are hourly rapid trains (kaisoku) between Asakusa and Nikko, which take about 125 minutes and cost 1320 Yen one way. In the morning and afternoon, there are also a few limited express trains (all seats reserved) called "Kegon" which only take 105 minutes, but cost 2620 Yen one way.

    **All prices subject to change.

    Tobu also offers various free passes, which includes the round trip to Nikko (by kaisoku) and unlimited usage of buses in the Nikko area.

    Please note, however, the Japan Rail Pass is not valid on Tobu trains.

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    JR TRAIN TO NIKKO

    by Adeline_Foo Updated Jul 13, 2003

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    We took the JR Train from Kyoto to Nikko which took us less than 1 hour and we are in another different place.

    There are 2 stations in Nikko, one for JR trains, the other for normal trains. If you have the Japan Rail Pass and took the JR train, you will alight at the JR station which is the oldest wooden station in eastern Japan.

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    By train from Tokyo

    by bonio Updated Mar 20, 2003

    From Tokyo station it's a Shinkansen as far as Utsunomiya then change onto the Nikko line. Busses leave from the station up to the shrine complex, we walked it just about 15 mins and far more interesting.

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    Arriving to Nikko by train

    by dabuwan Written Feb 9, 2003

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    Most people arrive to Nikko by train.
    There is a local train line from Tokyo (NOT the national JR) directly to Nikko; trains are a bit old fashioned (nothing to do with the Shinkansen) and slow (about 2 hrs) but it's OK. The other chance is to arrive by regular JR train from Utsunomiya. The railway station is in Nikko town, about 2 kms from the Tosho-gu shrines.

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    From Nikko town to the shrines.

    by dabuwan Written Feb 9, 2003

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    The path to the shrines.

    It is about two kms from Nikko town railway station to the Tosho-gu shrine area. It is a bit uphill, but it is a pleasant walk, at list early in the morning. The last 500 m (after the bridge) are through the shrine park, with lush vegetation around.

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    Best way to get in Nikko is by...

    by Pavlik_NL Written Oct 13, 2002

    Best way to get in Nikko is by car. A not that frequent railconnection is also available.
    Walk from temple to shrine and further and enjoy the lovely natural surroundings that are here in the Japanese Alps. By buss you can reach the lakeside, where you will be treated on even more wonderful views. Here you can take a boattour or rent a rowingboat to have some more privacy.

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    The Japan Rail Pass

    by keeweechic Written Sep 3, 2002

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    The Japan Rail Pass is a special ticket that is available only to travelers visiting Japan from foreign countries for sight-seeing. Tickets need to be purchased outside of Japan. Validity is 7, 12 or 21 days and can be used on buses, Ferries and Trains.

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    Getting There

    by keeweechic Written Sep 3, 2002

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    By Train : There are two ways to go by train, but Tobu Railways offers the best price. Departing from Tobu Asakusa Station, travel time is one hour and fifty-five minutes with the one-way ticket costing Y1,320 for open seating and an extra Y1,420 for a reserved seat. Taking the JR Bullet Train to Utsunomiya and then local train to Nikko, the one-way fee is Y4,920, and travel time is one hour and 20 minutes.

    By Bus : The Sacred Bridge and the main shrine area are within walking distance from the train Stations and a local bus is available for Y980 from Tobu Nikko Station to transport people up the Iroha Slope to Kegon Falls.

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    Tour.

    by Sharrie Written Sep 1, 2002

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    I was on a coach tour from Tokyo. But, if you are familiar with the Japan Rail, self-exploration is highly recommended. Nikko is a city to be discovered on your own!

    To find your way there, check with JAPAN TRAVEL UPDATES (PDF Format): Click Here

    For travel on Japan Rail, take the Tohoku Shinkansen to Utsunomiya. For info on JR trains & passes, please proceed to JREast.co.jp.

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    A map of the Tosho-gu shrine

    by dabuwan Updated Feb 9, 2003

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    A map of Tosho-gu shrine area

    A map (with ENGLISH captions) of the Nikko Tosho-gu shrine area is very useful to walk around the monuments understandingly.
    You can get one for free at the ticket office.

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