Translated by Takuya Erik Watanabe
Bus Or Train? How To Travel From Tokyo To Nikko
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Nikko is a city located in the northwerstern region of Tochigi prefecture, known for its beautiful natural landscapes and World Heritage sites. In this article, we share how to travel from Tokyo to Nikko.
Travel from Tokyo to Nikko by Bus
Limousine Bus from Haneda
Haneda Airport → JR Utsunomiya Station
This route will take you about 2.5 hours. The bus fare is 3600 yen.
From Utsunomiya Station, use the JR route 1 listed above.
If you want to head straight to Nikko after arriving in Japan, this is a convenient route. Tickets can be purchased at the information office in the arrival lobby as well as at ticket machines.
Travel agents such as Hato Bus also offer various bus tour plans. These can be chosen depending on where your destination is and how long your trip will be. One-day tours are often sold for about 10,000 yen.
When you're in Nikko, we recommend traveling by bus. The "World Heritage Pass" (Sekai Isan Meguri Tegata) that tours around World Heritage Sites is available for just 500 yen. This pass will allow you to get on and off the circulating bus from JR Nikko Station - Tobu Nikko Station - Nishisando - Rengeishi as you please.
Other bus tickets include the "Senjogahara Free Pass" (2650 yen) and the "Chuzenji Onsen Free Pass" (2000 yen), both of which are two-day passes.
These free passes can be bought at the JR Nikko Station Midori-no-Madoguchi, as well as the Tobu Nikko Station Tourist Center. If you're planning on staying the night in Nikko and taking your time looking around, we recommend purchasing one of these.