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
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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
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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

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

  1. I arrive in Tokyo and like to go Izu inatori station. I stay for 3 nites in Izu. I do not have JR pass. Is there any special pass for my itinery. How much is the return trip cost? Please give me the link to check train timing.

    Thank you

  2. Hi Takeshi!

    Just want to check – does the JR Kanto Pass cover the Super View Odoriko train ride from Ito back to Tokyo (Shinjuku)? I will be staying in Ito for two nights, arriving on the day when my 7 day JR Pass expires.

    I’m trying to decide between:
    1. Buy the Ito-Kanko Free Pass to explore Ito and travel back to Tokyo.
    2. Buy the unlimited Tokai bus pass (800yen/1300yen) to explore Ito and use the JR Kanto Pass to travel back to Tokyo. If I buy the Kanto Pass, then I plan to explore Ibaraki and Kariuzawa as day trips on the two days left for the pass.

    I’m not sure if the Ito-Kanko Free Pass is worth it because I am not using it for a round trip between Tokyo and Ito.

    Thanks!

    1. Hi Charlene,

      If you use Kanto area pass to travel for other than Ito-Tokyo, this pass will work. If you use this pass for only Ito-Tokyo, the fare is only around 4500 yen. It’s not enough to use it.

      Cheers,

      Takeshi / JP Rail

  3. Hello Takeshi,
    I’m planning to travel to Shimoda from Tokyo in mid-December and stay 1 night. The next day I would like to go to Fujisawa (stay 1 nite) and from there visit Enoshima and Kamakura. What is the best and most economical way to travel? Should I take the Odoriko? Will the train stop at Fujisawa? Thank you.
    Marita

    1. Hi Marita,

      Odoriko is the best way. You can use Kanto Area Pass at 8000 yen. Actually this pass is almost same amount at return base fare to Shimoda from Tokyo. Kanto Area Pass covers limited express surcharge too. It’s much cheaper to use just Tokyo-Shimoda by Odoriko.
      http://jprail.com/travel-informations/other-rail-passes/rail-pass-for-visitors/jr-east-kanto-area-pass-perfect-choice-for-tourist-who-want-to-go-to-fuji-izu-nikko-for-a-day-trip.html

      Odoriko do not stop at Fujisawa. But it stops at Ofuna where is one station away from Fujisawa. If you use Kanto area pass, it gives you unlimited travel. So you can go any direction by this pass.

      Odoriko stops at Ofuna bus Super View Odoriko does not. Be careful.

      Cheers,

      Takehsi / JP Rail

  4. Dear Takeshi

    I would like to ask what is the best possible way to go to Izu peninsula from Osaka and then Kawaguchiko from Izu peninsula?
    Where is the nearest place to buy the JR ticket in Osaka?
    Do i need to book the ticket?
    We are traveling around first week of December to Izu for 3 nights and then heading to Kawaguchiko for another 3 nights.

    Thank you.

    1. Hi Lily,

      First of all, you can purchase JR ticket at almost any JR stations in Osaka. If you arrive in Kansai Airport, you can purchase it at JR Kansai airport station as well. I recommend you to book your ticket. Especially you will take Shinkansen from Shin-Osaka to Mishima or Atami. Some of Hikari that is the second fastest train of Shinkansen stop at Mishima or Atami, But it’s very limited. Please see the link below to get a timetable.

      http://english.jr-central.co.jp/info/timetable/_pdf/eastbound.pdf

      So find which train you will take and book it. If you book it, you can purchase a ticket in advance.

      The easiest way to get Lake Kawaguchi from Izu is bus from Mishima. Unfortunately there is only Japanese site. But you can see the timetable.
      http://bus.fujikyu.co.jp/line/jikokuhyo/01.html

      The first table is for Lake Kawaguchi from Mishima. The first bus is 7:30 departure and 9:00 arrival. If you click 12時~15時, 15時~20時, you will see later timetable. The fare is 2480 yen. Express bus is reservation required. Try to make a call 0555-73-8181. I think they can speak English.

      Cheers,

      Takeshi / JP Rail

  5. Hi Takeshi,

    I understand that with my JR Pass there will be a supplement to use the Super View Odoriko over the Izu Kyuko Line when traveling from Tokyo but I don’t fully understand how that works. The JR East Online Reservations will only let me reserve as far as Ito. Do I keep my seat and pay someone on the train or do I need to get off at Ito and buy a new ticket?

    Thank you for your help. I love your website.

    1. Hi Mike,

      That site takes booking for JR lines only. So I recommend you to book it to Ito at this point. I think you can change it to your final destination when you collect the ticket. It is no problem to book for both JR and Izu Kyuko line at the reservation window. And JR Pass allows you to change the ticket as many as you want.

      Cheers,

      Takeshi / JP Rail

  6. Where can I find the specific schedule/time of the Odoriko from Tokyo to Shuzenji? It doesn’t seem to come up on Hyperdia. Specifically, can I take a direct train from a particular station in Tokyo without transfer in Mishima if I take the Odoriko? If so, how can I make reservation and find the schdule? Thank you very much

  7. Hi,

    Would like to ask what is the best possible way to go to Tokyo from Shuzenji at weekday? (I dont have a JR pass)

    1) Is there a direct train or I need to change from Mishima?

    2) Is Mishima train station under JReast? I cant find the station from the JReast booking system.

    3) Do I need to book a ticket ? Will the ticket sold out?

    Thanks.

    1. Hi TY,

      1) As you see above, only this train, Odoriko is direct service from Tokyo.
      If you can’t get on Odoriko, take Shinkansen to Mishima and transfer to the local train.

      2) No. It’s in JR Central area. Atami is the border station between JR East and JR Central. You can find it at Hyperdia.
      http://www.hyperdia.com/en/

      3) If you travel in peak period, reservation is recommended. Otherwise you will be fine.

      Cheers,

      Takeshi / JP Rail

  8. Hi,

    We will like to travel to the following places but not sure if JR Pass covers all. We will purchase a 7 days JR Pass. Thanks.

    4th Nov Mon – Tokyo to Shuzenji
    -> I understand we need to pay supplementary fee of 500 yen from Mishima and Shuzenji? The journey from Tokyo to Mishima is covered under JR Pass?

    5th Nov Tue – Shuzenji to Shimoda
    -> I am confuse with the transport information on this and not sure how much extra do we need to pay?

    6th Nov Wed – Shimoda to Shizuoka
    -> To travel to Shizuoka, we will need to travel back to Toyko from Shimoda and take train from Tokyo?
    ….

    1. Hi Yen,

      1) for 4th Nov
      Tokyo – Mishima is covered fully.

      2) for 5th Nov
      Take bus to Kawazu station where is located between Ito and Shimoda from Syuzenji. Take Izukyu train to Shimoda. This segment is not covered by JR Pass. You can tae the train Shyzenji – Mishima – Atami – Ito – Shimoda. If you take this route, Mishima – Atami – Ito section is covered by JR Pass. But it’s a big detour. There is no English info available for the bus to Kawazu unfortunately. Bus runs every one hour. No reservation required. You can get more info on the spot.

      3) for 6th Nov
      Take a train to Atami from Shimoda. And then take Shinkansen to Shizuoka. Ito – Atami – Shizuoka is covered by the pass.
      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

      Cheers,

      Takeshi / JP Rail

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