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

  1. Hi,

    We are travelling to Hotel Ambient Izukogen Annex on March 17, 2017. We will be arriving Haneda Airport at 13:30 hrs. I understand there is train services going to Atami or Ito. Can you please give advise how do we travel from Haneda Airport to the hotel? How do we purchase ticket or pass? Your feedback is much appreciated. Thank you.

    Jovenal

    1. Hi Jovenal,

      You can take Keihin Kyuko train to Shinagawa.
      http://jprail.com/sample-itineraries/airport-access/haneda/how-to-access-from-haneda-airport-to-downtown-tokyo.html

      And then take Shinkasnen from Shinagawa to Atami and change to local train to Izu-Kogen. Most of limited express Odoriko run in the morning. You need to change trains at Atami. Please see the link below:
      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

      You can find the fare and timetable at hyperdia:
      http://jprail.com/travel-informations/basic-informations/timetable-and-reservation/hyperdia-perfect-guide-train-timetable-and-route-search-engine.html

      You can purchase a ticket for Keihin Kyuko at the vending machine in Haneda airport station. You can purchase a ticket for Shinagawa-Atami-Izu kogen at JR East Haneda tourist information center.
      http://www.jreast.co.jp/e/customer_support/service_center_haneda.html

      You also can purchase a ticket at Shinagawa station too.
      http://jprail.com/travel-informations/basic-informations/station-information/shinagawa-station-guide-transfer-among-shinkansen-keihin-kyuko-to-haneda-narita-express.html

      Cheers,

      Takeshi / JPRail.com

  2. Hi Takeshi,

    I want to visit Shimoda beach and my stay will be near Ueno station.

    I have one query. I want to know if I will take 3 days Tokyo JR wide pass then can I travel in Super View Odoriko to Shimoda from Tokyo Station without paying any supplement charges?

  3. Dear Takashi-San,

    I found your article very helpful, but the railway system isn’t really for me, I get confused easy. Me and my friends are planning a daytrip to Kawazu for the Cherry Blossoms. How much would it cost me for a roundtrip ticket to Kawazu without JR Pass?

    Thank you

    1. Hi Jem san,

      If you intend to take Odoriko for both ways, it costs around 6000 yen for one way. Actually Tokyo Wide Pass is cheaper, if you complete the trip in 3 days.
      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

      Actually there are other trains running and the cost is varied by trains and seats. You may find the exact cost at Hyperdia. Please refer the link below to find more info:
      http://jprail.com/travel-informations/basic-informations/timetable-and-reservation/hyperdia-perfect-guide-train-timetable-and-route-search-engine.html

      Cheers,

      Takeshi / JPRail.com

  4. Hello, I hope you can help me. I cannot follow the JPRail site at all. I want to reserve some seats on the 9:24 Limited Express Odoriko. I am travelling from Osanbashi and understand that I have to get a taxi to Yokohama Station. From there we are going to Hakone.

    The website is very confusing and asks me if I am travelling East, to Hokkaido, or West. I have no idea. I have never been to Japan before. I just want to catch the 9:24 Limited Express Odoriko to Odawarra – I think that is the name and then get a train to Hakone. Is there a person to chat with online to walk me through the process of booking a seat? Or is there a direct email link, so I can email my request? This site really isn’t made for people who are completely unfamiliar with Japan or first time visitors to Japan.

    Thanks

    1. Hi Coralie,

      Please see the link below, first of all.
      http://jprail.com/travel-informations/basic-informations/timetable-and-reservation/how-to-reserve-seat.html

      Basically you can book a seat at reservation window that is called “Midori no Madoguchi” as I explained in the link above.

      I also mentioned online booking site, JR East train reservation. You can use that to book your seat but you have to pick up your ticket by 21:00 day before travel date.

      P.S. This site is individual site and is managed just by myself. I try to explain as much as I can, but probably not enough for some readers. But this is not JR corporate site. So I cannot give you all information that you need. Thank you for your understanding.

      Cheers,

      Takeshi / JPRail.com

      1. Thanks Takeshi for your help. I don’t think my parents will be able to book that train as they won’t be able to pick up the ticket until the actual day. So what they need to do is get a taxi from Osanbashi wharf to Yokohama train station and then catch a train to Odawarra? then change trains to Hakone? Does that sound right?

        Thanks
        Coralie

  5. Dear Takeshi
    Reading your Hakone post, you mentioned we can take Super View Odoriko from Yokohama Station to Hakone which is faster than going to shin yokohama to take Jr.

    May i ask will Super View Odoriko stop in Hanoke yumoto station?

    Can i buy the ticket online?

    Thank you!

  6. I have a question.
    I have a Japan Rail Pass and want to take the Odoriko.
    Where do I pay the supplement?
    Can I pay at any Jr office (for instance in Osaka), when I make a reservation for the shinkansen to Atami?
    Or do I have to pay it at an Atami ticket office?

    Thank you!

    1. Hi Patrick,

      You may pay for express surcharge when you book a seat on Odoriko. But you probably have to pay base fare for Izu Kyuko on the spot. You can pay to the conductor on board or when you exit at the station on Izu Kyuko.

      Cheers,

      Takeshi / JPRail.com

  7. I will visit Ito peninsula in mid April. I’m confused by JR pass, I’ll ride train from Shimado to Narita airport on my last day in Ito area. For my understanding, the 5 days pass include Nex train from Tokyo Station to Narita, right/ If no pass which means I have to buy JR east train plus express train fare from Tykyo to Narita? (I only stay 4 days in Japan. and will visit Ito area only.)

    1. Hi Stephanie,

      If you don’t use any passes, you can purchase single fare and seat fare (express fare) for taking Narita Express. If you look for the way to get Narita from Tokyo station, budget bus is much cheaper. You can purchase regular ticket from Ito to Tokyo and you can take this bus in Tokyo station.
      http://accessnarita.jp/en/home/

      JR East Pass is too expensive for just visiting Izu area. Single fare ticket is better option. You can get the fare at Hyperdia:
      http://jprail.com/travel-informations/basic-informations/timetable-and-reservation/hyperdia-perfect-guide-train-timetable-and-route-search-engine.html

      Cheers,

      Takeshi / JPRail.com

    2. Thank you so much for your reply.
      I have another question. If I get off plane in Narita and buy single ticket to Itukogen. Then the following 3 days using JR 3 days pass which I can get on and off on Izu Kyuko Line the rest of 3 days before back to Narita airport, is that better than I purchase each time when I have to ride Izu Kyuko Line and another single ticket from Shimoda to Narita or still buy single ticket each time?
      (taking Izu Kyuko Line for a round trip from Itukogen to Jogasak and a single trip from Itukogen to Shimoda.)

      1. Hi Stephanie,

        One way fare and express seat fee for Izukyu Shimoda to Narita airport is almost 10,000 yen. So you can get the worth of Tokyo Wide Pass easily because you will take Izu kyuko line a few time.

        Cheers,

        Takeshi / JPRail.com

  8. Hi Takeshi-san,
    We are planning a following trip at the end of March – early April 2017. What would be the best way to use the JR Pass and other trains? We are confused and would very much appreciate your help! Thank you so much 🙂
    1) 3/30-3/31 – leave Tokyo to Nagano to go see Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park. Stay overnight at ryokan near there.
    2) 3/31 – 4/1 – Leave Nagano to Fuji Kawaguchiko. Stay overnight.
    3) 4/1 – 4/2 – Fuji Kawaguchiko to Izu Shimoda . Stay overnight.
    4) 4/2 – Return to Tokyo.

    1. Hi Kaori san,

      You may use JR East Pass Niigata and Nagano. Please see the link below:
      http://jprail.com/travel-informations/other-rail-passes/rail-pass-for-visitors/jr-east-pass-niigata-and-nagano-flex-5-days-pass-in-14-days-period-to-cover-kanto-region-nagano-and-niigata.html

      But this pass does not cover the following segments:
      Otsuki-Kawaguchiko (Fuji Kyuko line)
      Kawaguchiko-Mishima (Fuji Kyuko bus)
      Mishima-Atami (JR train)

      When you travel from Mishima to Atami, that is JR line but it’s outside coverage area. Once you get Atami, It’s covered.

      Cheers,

      Takeshi / JPRail.com

      1. Takeshi-san,
        Thank you for your reply. I have one question. Do you think the best way to get to Fuji kawaguchiko from
        Nagano is to go back to Tokyo via Hokuriku Shinkansen and take JR Chuo line through Takaomachi station and then take Fuji kyuko line from Otsuki? Or take JR Shinano from Nagano and JR Chuo Line Limited express to Otsuki and take Fujikyuko? Which do you recommend?
        Thank you so much for your advice!

        1. Hi Kaori san,

          In most cases, Hokuriku Shinkansen and Chuo line route is faster and train runs more frequently. But Nagano-Matsumoto-Otsuki route is more scenic. Trip time is about 30 minutes to 45 minutes longer. So you can choose whichever you like.

          Cheers,

          Takeshi / JPRail.com

          1. Thank you so much for your response, Takeshi-san.
            Your information on JPRail.com will be helpful when we visit Japan next spring.

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