Access to Izu and Atami from Tokyo/Yokohama. Limited Express Odoriko / Super View Odoriko

Super View Odoriko is serviced by newer car 251 series.
Super View Odoriko connects Tokyo and Izu. But you may use this train to get Odawara.

Odoriko and Super View Odoriko are limited express trains to Izukyu-Shimoda (伊豆急下田) or Shuzenji (修善寺) in Izu peninsula (伊豆半島) from Tokyo. As probably you know, Izu peninsula is one of most famous hot springs resort area in Japan. These express trains take you to many places, such as Atami (熱海), Ito (伊東) and Atagawa (熱川), in Izu hot springs resort from Greater Tokyo area.

Super View Odoriko is serviced by newer cars 251 series. This series has three double-deck cars and even other cars have higher passenger’s deck with the huge panoramic windows. If you pay the single regular fare, the limited express surcharge for Odoriko is cheaper than Super View Odoriko. But it is same for Japan Rail Pass user. Why don’t you take Super View Odoriko?

*The information in this article is current at the time of writing.

These trains are operated on both JR line and the private linen, Izu Kyuko Railway and Izu Hakone Railways. So if you take these train by Japan Rail Pass, you may have to pay the extra. So let’s see the detail about these trains and the restriction to use Japan Rail pass.

Route, schedule and time required

Odoriko is serviced by 185 series. (C) Sonic Rail Garden
Odoriko is serviced by 185 series. (C) Sonic Rail Garden

These express trains connects Tokyo with Atami in 1hour 30 minutes, Tokyo with Izukyu-Shimoda in 2 hours and 30 to 50 minutes, Tokyo with Shuzenji in 2 hours and 10 minutes. The number of scheduled trains are as follows:

  • Odoriko
    Tokyo and Izukyu-Shimoda –3 round trips
    2 of above 3 trips are combined with the trains to Shuzenji
  • Super View Odoriko
    Tokyo and Izukyu-Shimoda — 3 scheduled round trips
    From Shinjuku to Izukyu-Shimoda — 1 trip (depart from Ikebukuro on weekend)
    From Izukyu-Shimoda to Ikebukuro — 1 trip
    Omiya and Izukyu-Shimoda — 1 round trip on weekend only


View Odoriko in a larger map

Stations

Odoriko to Izukyu-Shimoda Odoriko to Shuzenji Super View Odoriko from Tokyo Super View Odoriko from Omiya / Ikebukuro / Shinjuku
Omiya (大宮) x
Akabane (赤羽) x
Ikebukuro (池袋) x
Shinjuku (新宿) x
Musashi-Kosugi (武蔵小杉) x
Tokyo (東京) x x x
Shinagawa (品川) x x *
Kawasaki (川崎) x x =
Yokohama (横浜) x x x x
Ofuna (大船) x x = =
Odawara (小田原) x x * *
Yugawara (湯河原) x x * *
Atami (熱海) x x x x
Kinomiya (来宮) * = =
Ajiro (網代) x * *
Usami (宇佐美) x = =
ito (伊東) x x x
Izu-Kogen (伊豆高原) x x x
Izu-Atagawa (伊豆熱川) x x x
Izu-Inatori (伊豆稲取) x x x
Kawazu (河津) x x x
Izukyu-Shimoda (伊豆急下田) x x x
Mishima (三島) x
Mishima-Tamachi (三島田町) x
Daiba (大場) x
Izu-Nagaoka (伊豆長岡) x
Ohito (大仁) x
Shuzenji (修善寺) x

x:All trains stop *:Some trains stop =:All trains pass -:Not operate on this route

Restriction for Japan Rail Pass users

Odoriko and Super View Odoriko are operated on Non Japan Railway line too. These trains are operated on Izu-Kyuko line from Ito to Izukyu-Shimoda and Izu-Hakone Railways from Mishima to Shuzenji. If you take these express train on Izu-Kyuko line or Izu-Hakone Railways, you need to pay extra fare.

Extra fare table for Izu-Kyuko line

Basic fare from Ito (伊東) Limited express surcharge
Izu-Kogen (伊豆高原) 640yen reserved 500yen / non-reserved 400yen
Izu-Atagawa (伊豆熱川) 970yen
Izu-Inatori (伊豆稲取) 1,150yen
Kawazu (河津) 1,330yen
Izukyu-Shimoda (伊豆急下田) 1,570yen

Extra fare table for Izu-Hakone Railways

Basic fare from Mishima (三島) Limited express surcharge
Mishima-Tamachi (三島田町) 130yen No extra surcharge
Daiba(大場) 180yen
Izu-Nagaoka(伊豆長岡) 320yen
Ohito (大仁) 450yen
Shuzenji (修善寺) 500yen

And we have one more restriction when you take Green compartment on Super View Odoriko. Even Japan Rail Pass for Green class user cannot take Green compartment without the surcharge. The surcharge is 6,000yen per a compartment. Green compartment can accommodate up to 4 passengers.

Accommodation

Super View Odoriko by 251 series gives you a beautiful scenery through the huge glass windows. (C) Sonic Rail Garden
Super View Odoriko by 251 series gives you a beautiful scenery through the huge glass windows. (C) Sonic Rail Garden

Odoriko is operated by 185 series and Super View Odoriko is operated by 251 series. 185 series was designed for all types of trains. That means this series is sometimes used for a local train. So the accommodation is a bit less than the standard of limited train.

251 series is the double decker and high decker train. It has the panoramic huge glass windows, 2+1 seat configuration on Green class, a salon space (for Green class passengers), green compartment, and even kids play space! If you can get the seat at the front row on Car#1 (Green) or Car #10 (Ordinary), you will be able to enjoy the scenery just behind the cockpit. Green seat includes complimentary soft drink and steamed hot towel. JR East gives this service only for this train except Shinkansen. If you have Green pass, I strongly recommend to take this seat!

*Sonic Rail Garden has copyright for all images of accommodations below.

Train formation

Odoriko from Ito / Atami to Tokyo

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 11 12 13 14 15
R R R G R NR NR NR NR R R R

Car#1-7 from Ito to Tokyo / Car#11-15 from Atami to Tokyo

Odoriko between Izukyu-Shimoda / Shuzenjii and Tokyo

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
R R R G G R R R NR NR NR NR R R R

Car#1-10 between Tokyo and Izukyu-Shimoda / Car#11-15 between Tokyo and Shuzenji

Super View Odoriko

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
G G R R R R R R R R
SL GC KR

*G=Green seat R=Reserved seat NR=Non reserved seat SL=Salon space for Green car passengers GC=Green compartment KR=Kid’s play room
Smoking is not allowed on this train.

Images – 251 series

Green seat
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Salon space
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Green compartment
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Ordinary seat
251 series - Limited Express Super View Odoriko 251 series - Limited Express Super View Odoriko 251 series - Limited Express Super View Odoriko 251 series - Limited Express Super View Odoriko 251 series - Limited Express Super View Odoriko

Ordinary seat (Car#10)
251 series - Limited Express Super View Odoriko 251 series - Limited Express Super View Odoriko 251 series - Limited Express Super View Odoriko 251 series - Limited Express Super View Odoriko

Kids play space
251 series - Limited Express Super View Odoriko 251 series - Limited Express Super View Odoriko 251 series - Limited Express Super View Odoriko 251 series - Limited Express Super View Odoriko

Sanitary space
251 series - Limited Express Super View Odoriko 251 series - Limited Express Super View Odoriko 251 series - Limited Express Super View Odoriko 251 series - Limited Express Super View Odoriko

Images – 185 series

Green seat
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Ordinary seat
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Sanitary space
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105 thoughts on “Access to Izu and Atami from Tokyo/Yokohama. Limited Express Odoriko / Super View Odoriko”

  1. Hi SIr,
    Please help me – please give me direct train on Saturday and Sunday (April 15/ 2017 or April 16/2017 – One day trip from Shinjuku) departure from Shinjuku Station directly to Izukyu Shimoda via Super View Odoriko are limited express trains to Izukyu-Shimoda (伊豆急下田) timing on Saturday and Sunday.

    Also returning on Saturday and Sunday Afternoon timing from 3pm – 4pm directly from Izukyu Shimoda to Shinjuku or Tokyo directly without any transfer in between station. Please give me the timing. I could not understand the timetable and how to select the timing and shown operation date * with _ icon that does not know the meaning – it meant every day, daily or only certain date – do not know April 2017 is it a peak season in Japan.

    Your guidance will be greatly appreciated and thankful.

    Cheers:)
    Jun

    1. Hi Jun,

      Operation date is shown in Green shade but I think you could not find any dates in April. Actually April timetable is not available yet.
      You will find it at same links in the previous reply later. April schedule will come up sometimes in next February or March.

      Mid April is not a peak season but it will be cherry blossom season. These dates have been getting popular in these days. It’s very hard to say how busy it will be.

      Cheers,

      Takeshi / JPRail.com

  2. Hi Takeshi San,

    I’m confused with the trains that I can and cannot take with my flexible 5 days JR EAST Pass (Nagano Niigata area). Can you please advise? My routes are as following
    1st Day: Tokyo Station – Nagano Station
    2nd Day: Nagano Station – Matsumoto Station and then Matsumoto Station – Shinjuku Station
    3rd Day: Tokyo – Yokohama
    4th Day: Tokyo – Hakone (Day trip)

    The 4th Day to Hakone is the one I’m confused the most. I’m not sure which train to Hakone that my JR East Pass is covered.

    Thank you.

    Regards,
    Tracy Ng

    1. Hi Tracy san,

      As you noticed, day 1 to 3 are okay. Those trips are covered by this pass fully. On day 4, you can get Odawara but you cannot take Shinkansen. You have to take Odoriko, Super View Odoriko or rapid train. rapid train. You can find the info about rapid train at the link below:
      http://jprail.com/trains/sort-by-type/rapid-service/rapid-train-on-tokaido-line.html

      After Odawara, this pass does not cover any transportation. Hakone Free Pass is recommended.
      http://www.odakyu.jp/english/deels/freepass/hakone/

      Cheers,

      Takeshi / JPRail.com

  3. hello Takeshi san ..
    I would love to go to see kawazu sakura , and i plan to buy jr east tohoku pass . so i would love to ask can i take LTD. EXP ODORIKO or LTD. EXP SUPER VIEW ODORIKO ? is it free or i have to pay any fee ?? thanks you so much

  4. Dear Takeshi-san,
    which rail pass should we get?
    – We will arrive in Haneda on July 21st.
    – Stay in Tokyo (Ginza) and travel within the metropolitan area from July 21st to July 26.
    – 2 day trip from Tokyo to Izu-Nagaoka (July 26, 27) and back
    – Stay in Tokyo and travel within the metropolitan area from July 28th to July 30th
    – Travel from Tokyo to Kyoto on July 31st and return to Haneda on August 4th

    Kind regards, Helmut

    1. Hi Helmut san,

      Do you really need to go to Izu on 26 and 27? Because you can use JR pass for the trip to Kyoto from Tokyo. If you use 7 days pass in the last 7 days of your trip, you can squeeze trip to Izu just before going to Kyoto. And you can use 7 days JR pass for both trips.
      http://jprail.com/travel-informations/other-rail-passes/rail-pass-for-visitors/japan-rail-pass-user-guide-how-to-use-jr-pass-to-its-maximum.html

      If you can’t, you may need to add round trip single fare to Izu-Nagaoka from Tokyo. JR pass 7 days is recommended for the last 7 days of your trip anyway even if you cannot include trip to Izu.

      In Tokyo, you can use Tokyo subway deals. Please see the link below:
      http://jprail.com/destinations/kanto-area/tokyo-kanto-area/guide-to-take-trains-in-tokyo-how-to-choose-the-best-deal-and-the-best-route-by-train-to-get-the-major-spots.html

      Cheers,

      Takeshi / JPRail.com

      In tokyo

  5. Hi Takeshi san,

    I am planning to go from Haneda to Shimoda, then to Ito, Yokohama and back to Tokyo and maybe Niigata.
    I read that the JR East Nagano Niigata Area pass,
    JR East “Izu Free Q Kippu” and Odoriko Minami Izu Free Kippu are good options.
    Can I get your opinion about this?

    1. Hi Melissa san,

      If you are really sure to visit Niigata, JR East pass Nagano and Niigata area is the best choice.
      Odoriko Minami Izu Free Kippu is no longer available. Izu Free Q Kippu does not include limited express surucharge. So Tokyo wide pass may be considerable.
      http://jprail.com/travel-informations/other-rail-passes/rail-pass-for-visitors/tokyo-wide-pass-is-newer-version-of-kanto-area-pass-nikko-fuji-gala-yuzawa-and-odaiba-are-covered-by-this-pass.html

      Izu Free Q Kippu is valid for only 2 days but Tokyo Wide Pass is valid for 3 days.

      Cheers,

      Takeshi / JPRail.com

  6. Dear Takeshi-san,
    I would like to travel from tokyo (narita) to izu-ito. and then travel around tokyo. which pass should i get?
    thank you!
    Shing

  7. Dear Takeshi san,

    I want to book tickets from Shinagawa to Izu-inatori (and back) online for the Super View Odoriko, for end of April weekend. The booking site says I have to pick up tickets the day before, but I only arrive in Japan so late that I can not pick them up the day before.

    1. Is there a way to pick up the tickets on departure day?
    2. If not, could somebody else pick them up for me? If yes, are any documents needed?
    3. Is it hard to get tickets without reservation on departure day?

    Thanks so much!
    Udo

    1. Hi Udo san,

      Unfortunately there is no way to book online.
      If you don’t intend to use the pass and just purchase a ticket, you can ask some to purchase a ticket for you. Documents are not required.
      The end of April is called Golden Week. It’s one of the busiest period. Please see the link below:
      http://jprail.com/travel-informations/basic-informations/timetable-and-reservation/2016-busiest-period-to-travel-by-train-tips-to-book-your-seat-in-even-busy-period.html

      Cheers,

      Takeshi / JPRail.com

      1. Hello Takeshi san,
        thanks for your quick reply! I thought you can do reservations though online and pick up the tickets (latest the day before the departure), right?
        But do you maybe know if somebody else could pick up these reserved tickets?
        Anyway, thanks for your information and blog, it is much appreciated! The Japanese train system really is complicated to outsiders ^^;;
        All the best,
        Udo

        1. Hi Udo san,

          I cannot do it because I don’t live in Japan. And also the credit card that you use it for booking is required when someone pick up your ticket. It’s impossible. If you don’t have any friends or relatives in Japan, you have to book it by yourself after you arrive in Japan unfortunately.

          Cheers,

          Takeshi / JPRail.com

          1. Hello,

            oh I didn’t mean to ask if you can make a booking! hehe… Thanks again for the information, I will look for a way to make it happen!

            Thanks for good information and have a good week!
            Best,
            Udo

  8. Hi Takeshi san,

    I would like to take the fastest train to Izu-Inatori from Tokyo (from Shinjuku as I understand it). I read that there is only one train a day for this trip. At what time does this train leave from Shinjuku and from Izu-Inatori?

    Many thanks, Baya

  9. Hi Takeshi San
    Good Day! Following your previous recommendation, I will be in Kawazu from Tokyo next week, then return via the Izukyu line that terminated Ito. Would you please advise the most economical way to travel from Ito with 1 day stopover in Atami and travel to Osaka Tennoji station, then depart from Kansai airport 2 days later. I will most likely reserve the seat for the long distance travel from Atami to Osaka, is there any side of the train I should try to reserve. Many thanks!
    Paul

      1. Many thanks Takeshi San

        I got 13490Yen (reserve ordinary) from Hyperdia to travel from Ito to Kansai (shown as 1 journey within one day) and according to the rules, I can make the following stopovers:
        Mar10 Ito to Atami
        Mar 11 Atami to Tennoji
        Mar 13 Tennoji to Kansai

        Does the fare sounds right to you and the above stopovers are OK for over 400KM and it is within 4 days.

        I got a slightly different pricing if I purchase 2 tickets i.e. ITO to Tennoji and from Tennoji to Kansai.

        My apologies for being a bit paranoid,

        Thanks and cheers!
        Paul

  10. Hi Takeshi san,
    Im planning to go kawazu from tokyo and back in the cheapest way(2 ways).Timing is not a problem.Im arriving in Haneda airport on 8th of march at 11pm and the nexy day(9th March) i will be going to kawazu at the earliest time possible.I just want to know which route will be the cheapest to buy from tokyo to kawazu,Is there any special pass i could buy at the airport ?Thank for replying for all our questions Takeshi San.(On behalf of other travellers)Its great to know people like you that helps us to know how the systems work in japan.

    1. Hi Nathaniel san,

      The cheapest way is taking local train on Tokaido line and Izu Kyuko line by just base fare ticket. It costs about 3500 yen one way and takes about 3.5 hours.
      http://jprail.com/travel-informations/tips-for-japan-rail-pass/how-to-access-to-atami-ito-shimoda-and-other-places-in-izu-peninsula-by-railways.html
      http://jprail.com/trains/sort-by-type/rapid-service/rapid-train-on-tokaido-line.html

      Cheers,

      Takeshi / JPRail.com

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