Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Train routes from Shinjuku Station to Kosagoe Station (Ryokan Funamisou) - With JR Train Pass

Here are several suggested train routes to go from Shinjuku Station to Kosagoe Station.

1. Using the limited express train Specia (sometimes spelled "Spacia") In Japanese スペーシア

This train is operated jointly by JR and Tobu railways. It departs from Shinjuku and goes directly to Tobu-Nikko Station or Kinugawa-Onsen station. The train ride is very comfortable as it only makes a few stops and the train is spacious.


It is free of JR East pass holder to take this train. JR pass holders need to pay an extra charge of around 1560 yen.

When going from Tobu-Nikko station to Kosagoe Station, you need to transfer once at Shimo-Imaichi Station. It takes around 30 minutes. Train fare is 300 yen.

Kinugawa-Onsen is only one station away from Kosagoe Station. Train fare is 140 yen.


2. Using JR to go to Nikko Station, then transfer to Tobu line at Tobu-Nikko Station

Use the following sample train routes to go from Shinjuku to Nikko Station.

Train Info.Departs
Arrives
DistanceFareSeatExpress
Surcharge
ShinjukuMap Hotel
JRChuo Line
Rapid
06/14/2010
11:54am
12:07pm
[13min.]
10.3km2520yen
Tokyo
ShinkansenYamabiko No.20912:20pm
01:14pm
[54min.]
109.5kmReserved2710yen
Utsunomiya
JRNikko Line01:33pm
02:14pm
[41min.]
40.5km
NikkoMap Hotel


The train fare is covered by JR Rail Pass.

Tobu-Nikko station is right next to JR Nikko Station. When going from Tobu-Nikko station to Kosagoe Station, you need to transfer once at Shimo-Imaichi Station. It takes around 30 minutes. Train fare is 300 yen.


3. Using JR to go to Imaichi Station, then transfer to Tobu line at Shimo-Imaichi Station

Those who have light luggage, can consider transferring at Imaichi Station. You can reach Kosagoe Station faster but will have to take a 10 mins walk to walk from Imaichi Station to Shimo-Imaichi Station.

First follow the following sample train routes to go from Shinjuku to Imaichi Station:

Train Info.Departs
Arrives
DistanceFareSeatExpress
Surcharge
ShinjukuMap Hotel
JRChuo Line
Rapid
06/14/2010
11:54am
12:07pm
[13min.]
10.3km2520yen
Tokyo
ShinkansenYamabiko No.20912:20pm
01:14pm
[54min.]
109.5kmReserved2710yen
Utsunomiya
JRNikko Line01:33pm
02:06pm
[33min.]
33.9km
ImaichiMap Hotel

Then reference the following map to walk from Imaichi Station to Shimo-Imaichi Station:


View Larger Map

Then from Shimo-Imaichi Station, take the Tobu Kinugawa line for a few stops to go to Kosagoe Station. Train fare 190 yen.

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