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
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
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
185 series - Limited Express Odoriko 185 series - Limited Express Odoriko 185 series - Limited Express Odoriko 185 series - Limited Express Odoriko 185 series - Limited Express Odoriko

Ordinary seat
185 series - Limited Express Odoriko 185 series - Limited Express Odoriko 185 series - Limited Express Odoriko 185 series - Limited Express Odoriko 185 series - Limited Express Odoriko

Sanitary space
185 series - Limited Express Odoriko 185 series - Limited Express Odoriko 185 series - Limited Express Odoriko 185 series - Limited Express Odoriko 185 series - Limited Express Odoriko

67 thoughts on “Access to Izu and Atami from Tokyo/Yokohama. Limited Express Odoriko / Super View Odoriko”

  1. Great to have such a website for advice on JR pass.
    My itinerary is as follows:
    8/3 Arrive in Haneda
    9/3 Depart from Tokyo city to Kawazu
    10/3 From Kawazu to Atami
    11/3 From Atami to Osaka ( a brief stop over at Numazu)
    Is the JR all Japan pass 7 days of good value? It seems that from reading the above comments, I still have to pay surcharge for the Odoriko line. Is the greater Tokyo 2-4 days pass of better value? Failing all the above, is it difficult to purchase ticket from the station for foreigners :(
    Many thanks for your kind assistance.
    Veronica

    1. Hi Veronica,

      JR Pass is way more expensive than single fare ticket. It’s not recommended.
      Only single ticket is your option because there is no deals available that is cheaper than single fare. So you may purchase two single ticket. Those are Haneda to Tokyo, Tokyo to Kawazu, and Kawazu to Osaka via Atami and Numazu. You can make stopovers by one single ticket. Please find more info at the link below:
      http://jprail.com/travel-informations/other-rail-passes/for-non-jr-pass-travellers-guide-to-use-jr-single-ticket-basic-rules-validity-and-stopover.html

      When you purchase from Haneda to Tokyo, just purchase it at the vending machine.
      http://jprail.com/travel-informations/how-to-access-from-haneda-airport-to-downtown-tokyo.html

      Cheers,

      Takeshi / JPRail.com

      1. Many thanks for your prompt response.

        I suppose there are luggage lockers in Numazu station and most of the JR stations.

        Cheers!

  2. Hi Takeshi!

    Need your help to choose the best path. Fastest and cheapest from airport to kawazu. I’m planning to go on daytrip.

    1.Still confuse should I buy the tokyo wide pass because the pass for 3 consecutive days. And I’m planning to go to kawaguchiko on the next day. Is it possible to use the pass.

    2.I’ve found another pass that cover shizuoka on weekend that is holiday pass (kyujitsu norihodai kippu). This pass only cost 2670yen cheaper than tokyo pass which is cost 10000yen.

    I’ll travel early morning on saturday from airport around 730am. Better to buy tokyo wide pass or holiday pass or maybe any cheapest way other than this two?

    Thanks

    1. Hi Emma,

      I think you mean Kyujitsu Odekake Pass. It costs 2670 yen. This pass does not include limited express surcharge, but Tokyo Wide Pass does. And also Kyujistu Odekake pass does not cover Izu. It covers until you get Odawara. You have to add extra for Odawara to Kawazu.

      If you add these extra (surcharge and base fare Odawara-Kawazu one way), actually it’s still 1000 yen cheaper than Tokyo Wide Pass. But you need to add the fare to go to Lake Kawaguchi. The best way is taking express bus from Mishima.

      http://jprail.com/destinations/chubu-area/fuji-hakone-access-guide-by-train-and-bus-from-both-tokyo-and-osaka-kyoto-nagoya.html

      Both deals do not cover Mishima. But Tokyo Wide pass covers until you get Atami. If you add this cost on top of Odekake pass, Tokyo Wide pass is cheaper.

      If you are okay with slow travel, just taking local train from Narita to Tokyo and Tokyo to Atami, and Atami to Kawazu. It’s much cheaper than Tokyo wide pass because you don’t need to add surcharge.

      You may choose whichever is fast or cheap.

      Cheers,

      Takeshi / JPRail.com

      1. Thank you for your fast reply! I think I’ll go for tokyo wide pass. I’ve already made my itinerary for 10 days.

        Day 1-overnight at haneda airport
        Day 2- instead of direct to kawazu, I’ve change to kawaguchiko and back to shinjuku
        Day 3- kawazu and back to shinjuku
        Day 4 -disneysea (night train to matsumoto)
        Day 5-takayama (morning bus to takayama)
        Day 6-Shirakawa-go and toujinbui cliff, fukui
        Day 7-kyoto
        Day 8-kyoto
        Day 9-osaka
        Day 10-Depart KIX

        *Transportation fares
        For day 2-4 using Tokyo Wide pass (10000¥)
        For day 5- pay bus fare from Matsumoto to Takayama (one way trip 3190¥ but with jr east pass can get 2500¥ for round trip)
        For day 6-10 using Takayama-Hokuriku Area Tourist Pass (13500¥)

        Need your advise / any suggestion for night train to matsumoto is it cover by tokyo wide pass? And for bus fare from matsumoto to takayama, am I entitled to get the discount using tokyo wide pass because it also cover jr east line?

        Thank you so much for your help! :)

        1. Hi Emma,

          Unfortunately you misunderstand the condition of Tokyo Wide Pass. Matsumoto is not in coverage area and you cannot get the discount for Nohi bus by this pass. JR East pass is different from Tokyo Wide Pass.

          Overnight train to Matsumoto runs on very limited date.
          http://jprail.com/travel-informations/seasonal-trains-schedule/schedule-of-2016-spring-seasonal-trains-of-japan-railways.html#Overnight_Rapid_Moonlight_Shinshu_81

          And also it’s hard to book even if you travel on these dates. If you cannot book this train, you have to find the hotel after you arrive in Japan. I think overnight train is not your choices.

          If you want to take overnight option. Nohi bus runs night bus from Shinjuku to Takayama. This is only option for you but it’s not covered by Tokyo Wide pass of course.
          http://www.nouhibus.co.jp/english/tokyo.html

          You may use Takayama Hokuriku Area Pass. But you cannot exchange this pass at Takayama. You can exchange it in advance when you are in Tokyo. Don’t forget to exchange it before leaving Tokyo.
          http://touristpass.jp/en/takayama_hokuriku/exchange/locations.html

          Cheers,

          Takeshi / JPRail.com

          1. For night bus from shinjuku to takayama, I’ve already check there is no night bus end of this february. I’m still searching the best way to go takayama on monday and prefer overnight option. Other option that I have, take night bus from disneysea to nagoya (4400¥) and morning train from nagoya to takayama (3020¥)via jr chuo line/taita line/takayama line.

            Kindly need your advise Takeshi.

          2. Okay then I’ll use One-day ticket Enjoy Eco Card in Osaka which is cost 600¥ on weekend. For Osaka, I just want to go to Osaka Castle, Umeda Sky Building and Hard Rock Cafe to buy some souvenirs. But not sure are these area cover by Eco Card pass.

            Thanks Takeshi.

  3. Hi Takeshi
    I’m planning to go –
    Day 1: Shinjuku – Atami
    Day 2: Atami – Kawazu (return)

    I thought the Tokyo Wide Pass was the best pass to get after reading your postings.

    But today I found out about Ito Kanto Free Pass at 4,400yen
    http://www.odakyu.jp/english/deels/freepass/izu/

    Would the Ito Free Pass cover my trips ? The only difference is that I need to transfer at Odawara Station, is this correct ?

    Many thanks
    Grace

    1. Hi Grace,

      Kawazu is outside coverage area of Ito-Kanko Free Pass. And also this pass does not cover any limited express train. Tokyo Wide Pass covers limited express train Odoriko and Superview Odoriko. It takes you Atami from Tokyo directly and faster. Tokyo Wide Pass is better.

      Cheers,

      Takeshi / JPRail.com

      1. Thanks for that clarification. I’m trying to reserve tickets for Shinjuku to Atami 9.25am with the Tokyo Wide Pass on the JR East website.
        Under category ‘line’, should I choose Tokaido/Ito Line Limited Express or Izu Kyuko Line Limited Express ? Or it doesn’t matter ?

        Many thanks again

          1. That’s great !

            Just 1 more question if I may…
            If I take train between Atami and Ito stations, on the JR Ito line, are the tickets covered by Tokyo Wide Pass ?

            Many thanks
            Grace

  4. We (5 of us) are leaving 草津溫泉 to 靜岡 伊豆大瀧溫泉 天城莊溫泉旅館 on January 8, 2016. Would you able to find a shortest and fastest route to our destination of 天城莊溫泉旅館.

    Thanks so much

    1. Hi Anthony,

      There is no direct way and you need to go back to Tokyo from Kusatsu anyway. I think the location where you will stay in Izu can be accessed from Kawazu station. You can follow the route in the post above. Kawazu is located between Atami and Shimoda.

      But I have no idea about access to your hotel from Kawazu station. I hope scheduled bus run or hotel has shuttle. I suggest you to ask your hotel to make sure the access from the station to the hotel.

      Cheers,

      Takeshi / JPRail.com

  5. Hi Takeshi,

    I am planning to do a day trip from Tokyo to Yokohama.
    Will the Yokohama-Minatomirai Pass allow me to get on the Odoriko train?
    It seems to be the fastest and cheapest way to do Yokohama.
    Do you have a different suggestion?

    Thanks,

  6. HI Takeshi

    I just want to ask if the special service by JR East (includes complimentary soft drink and steamed hot towel) is available on the 185 series train. I am taking tho Odoriko 109 from Tokyo to Odawara on 2015/12/26. And also, is there an onboard trolly service on this train?

    Cheers, Sandy

    1. Hi Sandy,

      I don’t think those services are available. As far as I know, only Tokaido Shinkansen’s Green car offer this service. Cart service is available on only Super View Odoriko. I heard that Ordinary Odoriko does not have it.

      Cheers,

      Takeshi / JPRail.com

  7. Hi takeshi!

    Could you help me, i’d like to go to kawazu staton for sakura this 18th march 2016. I will take jr pass because on that date im planning going to kyoto from tokyo (but i sop at kawazu at noon) my question is, whas is the cheapest way should i take? And i realyyy want to try the super view odoriko! Tqu

    1. Hi Geraldine,

      You have to pay extra fro Ito to Kawazu anyway on top of JR pass. I think you saw the extra charge table in the post above.

      If you want to minimize the extra cost, get off Super view Odoriko at Ito and transfer to local train. You can save 400-500 yen.

      I recommend to book Super View at JR East reservation site.
      http://www.eki-net.com/pc/jreast-shinkansen-reservation/English/wb/common/Menu/Menu.aspx?_ga=1.16545590.1090172892.1443854434

      Cheers,

      Takeshi / JPRail.com

  8. What a wonderful website. I have 2 questions please.

    1. We will be taking the Odoriko 105 to Shimoda and then Superview Odoriko 8 back to Tokyo.
    My husband is a real ‘densha otaku’ so I would like to ask the JR ticket department for the seat that looks though the front window (driver compartment). What seats should I request? How much extra is the fare if we have a JR green pass?

    2. We will be visiting Hamamatsu, Kakegawa, etc as well. Would it be better to get a JR EAST green pass or a JR (everywhere) green pass?

    Thank you so much for your reply.
    Regards, Margaret
    Toronto

    1. Hi Margaret,

      1. Odoriko 105 does not have any observation seat. It’s not “Super View” fleet. Anyway seat 1A,1B,1C and 1D in car#1 is the most front row seat. It’s just behind the operator seat. But it’s not Green car and is regular ordinary reserved seat. It’s not a good choice if you use Green Pass. You have to pay regular extra fare that I wrote in the post above.

      For Super View Odoriko 8 has observation seat. The seat 1A,1B,1C and 1D in car#10 is observation seat at the front end to Tokyo. But this is not a green seat either. If your husband is okay for rear end, seat 1A,1B,1C and 1D in car#1 is observation seat too. And this is Green seat.

      So if you can take Super View Odoriko when you go to Shimoda from Tokyo, you might get the frond end observation Green seat.

      Observation seat is very popular and sometimes hard to book. You can try to book in advance online:
      http://www.eki-net.com/pc/jreast-shinkansen-reservation/English/wb/common/Menu/Menu.aspx?_ga=1.3529136.1090172892.1443854434
      I don’t think you can pick seat number when you reserve it online. But it may give you better chance than booking after arriving in Japan.

      2. JR East pass does not have any Green pass. Only JR pass provide Green pass. And also Kakegawa and Hamamatsu are not in JR East area.

      Cheers,

      Takeshi / JPRail.com

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