Yokohama and Kamakura access guide. Find the right deal and route from your place to stay.

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Red Brick Warehouse is very popular shopping site in Yokohama Waterfront Area. (C) Y.Shimizu / JNTO
Red Brick Warehouse is very popular shopping site in Yokohama Waterfront Area. (C) Y.Shimizu / JNTO

Yokohama and Kamakura are very popular places to visit from Tokyo as day trip. Of course you can visit these places from other places, like Osaka and Kyoto. But there are several routes to get Yokohama and Kamakura from Tokyo. If you visit these places from Osaka, Kyoto and Nagoya, you will consider to drop by these places on the way to Tokyo. But do you think that it is a right way? Should we go to Tokyo first and then go back to Yokohama?

In this post, I show you the major access to Yokohaama and Kamakura from Tokyo. And I show you how to get Yokohama and Kamakura on the way to Tokyo from Osaka, Kyoto and Nagoya.

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Access to Yokohama

There are four railways running between Yokohama and Tokyo. But most of you will visit waterfront district, such as Yokohama Minato-Mirai. You need to think about access to not Yokohama station but the station where is closed to waterfront area.

Please see the map below:

Access map to Yokohama and Kamakura (click to view large)
Access map to Yokohama and Kamakura (click to view large)

Yokohama Minato-Mirai line goes along waterfront area. This is most convenient route to get this area. Sakuragicho, Kannai and Ishikawacho are closed to waterfront area too.

When you think about the plan of trip to Yokohama, find the route to get these area from the location to stay.

I tell you the railways that run between Tokyo and Yokohama next.

JR East lines

JR East Rapid train of Ueno Tokyo line and Shonan Shinjuku line
JR East Rapid train of Ueno Tokyo line and Shonan Shinjuku line

Many trains run between Tokyo and Yokohama by JR East. The fare is calculated by the distance. If you take the train from Tokyo to Yokohama, Sakuragicho, Kannai and Ishikawacho, the fare is 550 yen. If you depart from Shinjuku, the fare is 640 yen. So you can expect the fare is around 500 to 700 yen if you start your trip in downtown Tokyo.

Keihin Tohoku line

Trip time 40 minutes (Tokyo – Kannai)
Trip time 35 minutes (Tokyo – Yokohama)

This train runs beside Yamanote line between Akabane and Shinagawa. This train stops all stations on this segment during peak hours. And it skips several station in day time. Keihin Tohoku line’s train runs through Negishi line from Yokohama. Negishi line takes you to Sakuragicho, Kannai and Ishikawacho. These stations are gateway to Yokohama Waterfront District. You can walk from these stations.

This train runs every 3 to 10 minutes from 5:30 to midnight. You do not need to check the timetable.

Ueno Tokyo line

Trip time 25 minutes (Tokyo – Yokohama)
Trip time 16 minutes (Shinagawa – Yokohama)

This train runs almost same route as Keihin Tohoku line, but this is a sort of rapid train and it stop at major stations only, like Ueno, Tokyo, Shinbashi, Shinagawa. This is faster than Keihin Tohoku line but it does not go through Negishi line. Even though you have to change the train at Yokohama, this train is still faster than Keihin Tohoku line because 5 minutes is enough to change the train at Yokohama and it takes less than 10 minutes to access to Sakuragicho, Kannai and Ishikawacho. But if you do not want to change the trains at Yokohama, Keihin Tohoku line is your choice even though it runs slower than this line.

This train has Green car seat. If you use Japan Rail Pass (a.k.a. JR Pass) Green, you can have a seat on Green car without any extra. This may be the reason why you take this train. Please see the link below to find more information about this train.

Train to Shonan, Odawara and Atami with no surcharge from Tokyo. Rapid train on Tokaido line (a.k.a. Ueno Tokyo line)

This train runs mostly every 10 to 15 minutes from 5:30 to midnight.

Shonan Shinjuku line

Trip time 30 minutes (Shinjuku – Yokohama)

This is a rapid train that is same type of Tokyo Ueno line. But this train runs west side of downtown Tokyo, like Ikebukuro, Shinjuku and Shibuya. This train has Green car too. Please see the link below to find more information about this train at the link below:

Direct access from Shinjuku to Yokohama and Kamakura. Rapid train on Shonan-Shinjuku line

This train runs mostly every 10 to 15 minutes from 5:30 to midnight.

The Limited Express trains

Trip time 24 minutes (Tokyo – Yokohama)

Several limited express trains, Limited Express Odoriko and Narita Express run on this segment. Those trains have much nicer accommodation. If you use Japan Rail Pass, JR East Pass (both Tohoku, and Niigata and Nagano) and Tokyo Wide Pass, you can take these following trains without any extra charge. But if you buy a single ticket, you have to pay at least 510 yen for express surcharge on top of base fare. It is not a good idea to pay additional for such a short transfer.

Please find more information about these express trains at the links below:

Limited Express Super View Odoriko, Limited Express Odoriko
Narita Express

But these trains do not run very frequently, like Keihin Tohoku line, Ueno Tokyo line and Shonan-Shinjuku line. You have to check the timetable before you go.

All above JR trains are covered by Japan Rail Pass, JR East Pass (both Tohoku, and Niigata and Nagano) and Tokyo Wide Pass.

The Tokaido Shinkansen

Tokaido Shinkansen
Shinkansen is as known as Bullet train.

You may think about using the Shinkansen (a.k.a. Bullet train). I would like to show you that it is a right choice or not.

*The Tokaido Shinkansen is covered by JR Pass. But other JR deals, such as JR East Pass and Tokyo Wide Pass do not cover this “Tokaido” Shinkansen line.

Access from Tokyo

Shinkansen can take you to Yokohama but it goes to Shin-Yokohama station. It is not located in downtown Yokohama. You have to take Yokohama line local train to get Yokohama. Shinkansen is faster than any other trains. It takes 18 minutes from Tokyo to Shin-Yokohama. But you will spend your time to transfer at Shin-Yokohama station and spend another 13 minutes to get Yokohama by local train.

Tokyo (18 minutes) Shin-Yokohama
transfer time at Shin-Yokohama (10 minutes)
Shin-Yokohama (13 minutes)

Total approximate trip time 40 minutes

This is slower than even Keihin Tohoku line. If you want to have Shinkansen experience, you can go for it. Otherwise this is wrong choice.

Access from Nagoya, Osaka, Kyoto or other places in west part of Japan

If you get Yokohama from Osaka, Kyoto, Nagoya and many other areas in western part of Japan, Shinkansen is only option to get Yokohama. You have to get off the train at Shin-Yokohama and need to take Yokohama line local train to get Yokohama.

If you think about dropping by Yokohama on the way to Tokyo from Osaka, Kyoto and Nagoya, you may go to Tokyo first. Because you can drop off your luggage at your accommodation. And you can enjoy the trip to Yokohama without luggage. It depends on the location to stay in Tokyo. But you may get Tokyo, drop off your luggage at your hotel and come back to Yokohama in 1 to 1.5 hours.

Keihin Kyuko Railway (a.k.a. Keikyu Railway)

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Trip time 17 minutes (Shinagawa – Yokohama)
Trip time 40 minutes (Asakusa – Yokohama)

This is one of major private railways. It runs between Sengakuji and Misakiguchi via Shinagawa, Kawasaki, Yokohama. It runs almost same route as JR line between Shinagawa and Yokohama. But this railway has station at Haneda airport. This is most convenient train to get Yokohama from Haneda airport.

Keihin Kyuko Railway also connect with Toei Subway Asakusa line. Keihin Kyuko train shares the tracks with this subway train. Many Keihin Kyuko trains go through this subway line. So you can get Yokohama from Asakusa and Ginza by this subway and Keihin Kyuko directly without any transfer at either Sengakuji and Shinagawa.

However you cannot connect waterfront district by Keihin Kyuko train directly. You need to change to either Minato-Mirai ine or JR line.

This train is not covered by any JR deals since this is not JR train.

Tokyu Railway

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Trip time 27 minutes (Shibuya – Yokohama)
Trip time 34 minutes (Shibuya – Minatomirai)

This is also one of major private railways. It runs between Shibuya and Motomachi-Chukagai. Technically the segment between Yokohama and Motomachi-Chukagai belong to different train company, Yokohama Minato-Mirai line. But in train operation. this segment is a part of Tokyu Railway. You can get Yokohama waterfront district directly without transfer at Yokohama. Actually this train is most convenient way to get Yokohama waterfront district, such as Minato-Mirai, Yamashita Park, China town. If you stay in western part of Tokyo, such as Shinjuku, Shibuya, Ikebukuro. This is the best way to get Yokohama.

This train is not covered by any JR deals since this is not JR train. But Tokyu Railway has own deal for trip to Yokohama. I will tell you later.

Deals for the trip to Yokohama

If you use JR deals, Japan Rail Pass, JR East Pass (both Tohoku, and Niigata and Nagano) and Tokyo Wide Pass, JR train is your choice. But if you do not use these deals, you have to compare the deals and single ticket.

I tell you some deals for the trip to Yokohama.

Tokyu Railway Yokohama Minato Mirai Ticket

Price 860 yen (from Shibuya, child rate 440 yen)

Tokyu Railway official site, Discount tickets

This is only deal for return trip to Yokohama from downtown Tokyo and unlimited ride of Yokohama Minatomirai line. You have to get Shibuya station. But as I explained above, Tokyu Railway and Minatomirai line are operated as one railway line operation. You can get Yokohama Waterfront line without changing trains. One way fare from Shibuya to Minatomirai is 450 yen. So if you just make a round trip between Shibuya and Minatomirai, it is paid off. This is obviously most recommended deal.

JR Yokohama Minatomirai Pass

Price 520 yen (Child rate 260 yen)

JR East official site, Yokohama Minatomirai Pass

This JR deal covers Negishi line between Yokohama and Shin-Sugita, and Minatomirai line between Yokohama and Motomachi-Chukagai. However it does not include the trip to Yokohama. You need to add the fare to Yokohama from your departure point.

For example, if you travel from Tokyo, one way fare to Yokohama is 470 yen. The total cost is 1460 yen.

I have to tell you one more thing. This deal is sold in coverage area only. That means you need to exit Yokohama station to purchase this deal.

Let me compare this deal and Tokyu Railway’s Yokohama Minatomirai ticket. If you add the fare from Tokyo to Shibuya, one way fare is 200 yen.

Tokyo – Shibuya return 400 yen
Minatomirai ticket 860 yen
Total cost 1260 yen

It is 200 yen cheaper than JR’s Yokoyama Minatomirai Pass. Tokyu Railway’s Yokohama Minatomirai Ticket does not cover JR Negishi line. However it is not an issue. As long as you can take Minatomirai line, it is enough for sightseeing in Yokohama waterfront area. Even though you have to change the train at Shibuya, you need to exit at Yokohama station if you use JR Yokohama Minatomirai Pass. This is not a disadvantage of Tokyu Railway’s Yokohama Minatomirai Ticket.

It is no doubt which one is better. I highly recommend Tokyu Railway’s Yokohama Minatomirai Ticket.

How to get Kamakura

Great Buddha in Kamakura is located near Hase station of Enoshima Railway. (C) JNTO
Great Buddha in Kamakura is located near Hase station of Enoshima Railway. (C) JNTO

Now I would like to explain about trip to Kamakura. Some of you think about visiting Yokohama and Kamakura in one day. It is feasible and Yokohama is located on the way to Kamakura.

There are two railways to get Kamakura from Tokyo. Those are JR and Odakyu Railway. And also there are two local railways, Enoshima Railway and Shonan Monorail. I also explain about these two railways too.

JR East lines

Rapid train on Sobu Yokosuka line
Rapid train on Sobu Yokosuka line

You may take several trains.

Sobu Yokosuka line and Shonan Shinjuku line

Trip time 50-55 minutes (Tokyo – Kamakura)
Trip time 1 hour (Shinjuku – Kamakura)

There are two rapid trains taking you to Kamakura directly. Please see the link below:

Rapid Service Network in Greater Tokyo

Kamakura is not shown on the map in the link above. Kamakura is located between Ofuna and Zushi. Sobu Yokosuka line (shown by navy line) and Shonan Shinjuku line (shown by red line) stop at Kamakura station and those trains take you to Kamakura directly. If start to travel from Tokyo, Shinbashi or Shinagawa, you can take Sobu-Yokosuka line. If you start to travel from Ikebukuro, Shinjuku and Shibuya, Shonan Shinjuku line is your choice. If you want to access to Kamakura after Yokohama, you can catch either train.

Narita Express

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Trip time 45-50 minutes (Tokyo – Ofuna)
This limited express train connects Narita and Ofuna via Tokyo, Shinagawa and Yokohama.

Narita Express

If you use JR Pass, JR East Pass or Tokyo Wide Pass, you may take this train from Tokyo, Shinagawa and Yokohama. This train is not faster than rapid trains however the seat is comfy. Especially if you travel in peak hours, you can avoid But this train has reserved seat only. You must book a seat before on board. Reserved seat fee is included in your pass. But this train goes to Ofuna. You have to change the train to Kamakura there.

Odakyu Railway

Odakyu Railway Romancecar
Odakyu Railway Romancecar

Trip time by limited express “Romancecar” 65 minutes (Shinjuku – Katase-Enoshima)
Trip time by ordinary express train 75 minutes (Shinjuku – Katase-Enoshima with transfer twice)

Odakyu Railway is well known as train to Hakone from Shinjuku. This railway takes you Fujisawa and Enoshima too. Odakyu Railway operates limited express “Romancecar” between Shinjuku and Katase-Enoshima. Enoshima is located at Shonan beach. This coast area is very lovely and so popular among local tourists. Enoshima and Kamakura are connected by Enoshima Railway. If you want to visit both Kamkuara and Enoshima, this railway may suits your trip plan. Odakyu Railway has the deal that covers trip to Enoshima and Enoshima Railway to Kamakura. I will tell you about this deal later.

Enoshima Railway

The view is very scenic from Enoshima Railway in Enoshima area. (C) Odakyu Electric Railway / JNTO
The view is very scenic from Enoshima Railway in Enoshima area. (C) Odakyu Electric Railway / JNTO

Trip time Fujisawa (11 minutes) Enoshima (23 minutes) Kamakura
Fare 190 to 300 yen by the distance

This is called “Enoden” among local tourist. The streetcar style train connects Fujisawa, Enoshima and Kamakura. It runs along Shonan coast and it is very scenic. If you travel both Enoshima and Kamakura, you will take this train. And also you will take this train to access to Kamakura Big Buddha. It is a few stations away from Kamakura by this train. I love this train trip and highly recommended.

Shonan Monorail

Trip time 15 minutes (Ofuna – Shonanenoshima)
Fare 310 yen

This monorail line connects Ofuna and Enoshima. You may take this route to go back to Ofuna after sightseeing in Enoshima.

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Access to Kamakura and Enoshima from Osaka, Kyoto, Nagoya and other cities in western Japan

Kamakura station is very small. Both JR and Enoshima Railway stations are located at same place. (C) Yasufumi Nishi / JNTO
Kamakura station is very small. Both JR and Enoshima Railway stations are located at same place. (C) Yasufumi Nishi / JNTO

There is no Shinkansen stations around this area. You need to get off Shinkansen train at either Shin-Yokohama or Odawara. There is no direct trains between Shin-Yokohama and Kamakura. You have to change the train at Yokohama usually. But trip time from Yokohama to Kamakura is shorter than from Odawara to Kamakura. It takes about 35-40 minutes. And also all Shinkansen trains stop at Shin-Yokohama but many of Shinkansen trains skip Odawara station. It is the reason why Shin-Yokohama is better than Odawara to get Kamakura.

Deals for the trip to Kamakura

Tsurugaoka Hachimangu shrine is one of Must-See spots in Kamakura. It is located near Kamakura station. (C) Yasufumi Nishi / JNTO
Tsurugaoka Hachimangu shrine is one of Must-See spots in Kamakura. It is located near Kamakura station. (C) Yasufumi Nishi / JNTO

If you use JR Pass, JR East Pass or Tokyo Wide Pass, you can take JR trains to get Kamakura. Enoshima Railway is not covered by these JR passes. But you can simply add regular ticket on the spot.
If you do not use any passes, Odakyu Railway and JR offers unlimited ride pass in Kamakura and Enoshima area.

JR Kamakura Enoshima Pass

Price 700 yen (Child rate 350 yen)

JR East official site, Kamakura Enoshima Pass

This JR deal covers JR lines between Ofuna and Kamakura, between Ofuna and Fujisawa, Enosima Railway between Kamakura and Fujisawa, and Shonan Monorail between Ofuna and Shonanenoshima. However it does not include the trip to Ofuna/Kamkuara/Fujisawa. You need to add the fare to this free ride area from your departure point.

For example, if you travel from Tokyo, one way fare to Ofuna is 800 yen. The total cost is 2,300 yen.

This deal is sold in the coverage area only. That means you need to exit Ofuna station to purchase this deal. It is same rule as JR Yokohama Minatomirai Pass.

Odakyu Railway Enoshima Kamakura Free Pass

Price 1,470 yen from Shinjuku (Child rate 740 yen)

Odakyu Railway official site, Enoshima Kamakura Free Pass

As I explained above, Odakyu Railway connects Shinjuku and Katase-Enoshima. It does not take you to Kamakura directly. However this deal includes return trip to Enoshima from Shinjuku. And it also includes free ride of Enoshima Railway. If you add 620 yen for one way, you can take the direct limited express train Romancecar to Katase-Enoshima from Shinjuku.

Odakyu Railway official site, Romancecar

If you do not use any JR deals and you just intend to visit Kamakura and Enoshima only, this pass is most recommended. If you add Romancecar surcharge 1,240 yen (return) on top of this pass, 1470 yen, total cost is 2,710 yen. This is more expensive than single fare + JR Kamakura Enoshima Pass, appx 2,300 yen. But you can get comfy seat on Romancecar. This trip is very enjoyable.

How to visit Kamakura and Yokohama in one day

This view is the reason why I recommend you to visit Yokohama in the evening. (C) Yasufumi Nishi / JNTO
This view is the reason why I recommend you to visit Yokohama in the evening. (C) Yasufumi Nishi / JNTO

It is feasible. You can visit both places in one day. My recommendation is visiting Kamakura first and then visiting Yokohama. Because it is very nice in the evening at Yokohama waterfront area. In Kamakura, you will visit shrine and temple. Most of these places are closed after dusk.

Unfortunately there is no deals available to cover both places other than JR Pass, JR East Pass and Tokyo Wide Pass. I think the following combination is most affordable choice.

Tokyu Railway’s Minatomirai Ticket 860 yen
Single ticket for JR Yokohama – Kamakura 340 yen X 2 = 680 yen
Enoshima Railway for kamakura – Hase 190 yen X 2 = 380 yen
Total 1,920 yen

I do not include Enoshima in the estimation above. You can add Enoshima area if you want. In this case, you can purchase JR ticket for Yokohama – Ofuna only and purchase JR Kamakura Enoshima Pass on the spot. It is slightly cheaper than using single ticket only.

If you depart from Osaka, Kyoto or Nagoya and want to visit both on the way to Tokyo, it is not impossible. If you do this, you have to find the place to store your luggage. There are coin lockers in most of stations, like Yokohama. However large size lockers are very limited. It is sometimes very hard to find the large size. If you leave early, it is feasible but luggage is an issue.

Comments

  1. Afif Hidayat says:

    Hii Takeshi-san,
    I have plan to go to minato mirai in the evening around 5-6pm, and I already have JR pass and Tokyo Subway Ticket pass. What train do you recommend and do I need to buy Tokyu Railway Yokohama Minato Mirai Ticket. And also is it accessible around 5-6pm due to I read this is rush hour for office worker going home, and it concern me due to I’m travelling with my little child.

    regards,
    Afif H

  2. Michael says:

    Hi Takeshi san,

    I was wondering if you could give some advice on a pass and trip plan? We are looking at the Enoshima Kamakura free pass and was wondering if it allows for such a plan:

    1. Shimikitazawa to Shichirigahama (via Sagami ono and Fujisawa) so Odakuyu line and then Enoden train.

    2. Shichirigahama to Hase

    3. Hase to Kamakura.

    4. Kamakura yo Yokohama (probably on Shonan Shinjuku or Yokosuka line, but pay extra for this?)

    – can you suggest any pass for the day in Yokohama?

    5. Yokohama to Yamato (Sotetsu line) I believe this is allowed on the Enoshima Kamakura free pass? then Yamato to Shimokitazawa (Odakuyu line).

    Thanking you for your help and any suggestions.

    • Hi Michael san,

      I’m not sure Kamakura Enoshima Pass works or not actually. I’m sure that the pass covers until you get Kamakura. But this pass does not cover the trip from Kamakura to Yokohama and Yokohama to Yamato. JR and Sotetsu are not covered by this pass.

      After Yamato, you will take Odakyu line. But you will take Odakyu train at different point which is Yamato. If you take train from Katase-Enoshima, it’s completely no problem. The pass allows stopover on the way or on the way back. But this is a bit different from stopover because you will not take Odakyu train from Katase-Enoshima to Yamato.

      If it’s allowed, this pass is cheaper. But if not, single fare is cheaper. If you use this pass, please ask Odakyu railway staff to make sure you can do this or not.

      There is no recommended deals to cover only Yokohama. Just pay single fare as you need.

      Cheers,

      Takeshi / JPRail.com

      • Michael says:

        Hi Takeshi san,

        Thank you for the further details and understood.

        The reason I ask about the Kamakura Enoshima pass is because I have seen it on both the Odakuyu site so you can buy it and begin your journey from Shinjuku on the Odakuyu line, and I assume Shimokitazawa, as this is also on that same line:

        http://www.odakyu.jp/english/deels/freepass/enoshima_kamakura/

        as well as the Sotetsu line, so you can buy this same pass from Yokohama or other stations on the Sotetsu line:

        http://www.sotetsu.co.jp/en/train/ticket/discount.html

        This is what confused me a little bit. At worse scenario, if I go from Yokohama to Yamato and then change at Yamato to Shimokitazawa, then I could maybe just use a ‘fare adjustment’ and pay difference with my ICOCA card?

        I mean when I get off at Yamato, would I go straight to the platform for the Shimokitazawa train, or would I need to go through a barrier or ticket machine or conductor and show my ticket?

        Thanks again, much appreciated,

        Michael.

        • Hi Michael,

          If you depart from somewhere on Sotetsu line, you can take Sotetsu line. Because this deal includes round trip between Katase-Enoshima and departure station, and unlimited ride in Kamakura area. Your departure station is Shimokitazawa. That means you cannot take Sotetsu line.

          You can use ICOCA from Yokohama to Yamato. But you have to go through ticket gate to tap ICOCA at both Yokohama and Yamato. Otherwise it’s compromised.

          Cheers,

          Takeshi / JPRail.com

  3. Esther says:

    Hi Takeshi,

    1) We plan to take a day trip to Yokohama this January. Our hotel is near Omori Station. Is it advisable to use the Tokyu Railway Yokohama Minato-Mirai Ticket or the JR deal?

    2) We are also planning to another day trip to Kamakura with a stop over in Enoshima. Thinking of getting the Odakyu Railway Enoshime Kamakura Free Pass but not sure if this is the best deal.

    Look forward to hearing from you.

    Thanks
    Esther

  4. Barbara E Grundy says:

    We are arriving in Yokohama on a cruise ship and would like to travel to Kamakura, could you please advise us the best way to get there. Also, is it easy to get from the cruise terminal to the Yokohama train station. Thank you for your time. Barbara

    • Hi Barbara,

      You can take JR train from Yokohama to Kamakura.
      I think it’s easy to get Yokohama station from cruise terminal. But actually I don’t know the exact location of cruise terminal in Yokohama. Please make sure your cruise company or travel agent about the location of cruise terminal in Yokohama.

      Cheers,

      Takeshi / JPRail.com

  5. Deb says:

    Hi Takeshi,
    Does the Enoshima-Kamakura Freepass allow stopping at Mukogaoka-yuen stop? I’m planning to visit the Nihon Minka-en on the way to Kamakura.
    Thanks,
    Deb

    • Hi Deb,

      Yes, you can. You can make a stopover there on the way to Kamakura. It doesn’t say anything in English site. But in Japanese site, it says “発駅~藤沢駅間の小田急線のご乗車は往復1回限りです。(ただし、途中下車の制限はありません。途中下車をご希望される場合は、係員にお申し出ください。”.

      This means, “this deal include only one round trip to Fujisawa. But there is no restrictions of stopover. If you want, please tell a station staff that you want to make a stopover.”

      So don’t forget to tell you want to make a stopover when you exit at Mukogaoka-Yuen. Otherwise your ticket will be taken and not valid any more.

      Cheers,

      Takeshi / JRPail

  6. Matthew says:

    Hi Takeshi,

    Good day to you.

    My plan is to visit both Enoshima and Kamakura within a day and move on to Yokohama the next day.

    I will take the Odakyu Limited Express train from Shinjuku Station to Katase-Enoshima Station. After Enoshima, i intend to take the Enoden to Kamakurakokomae Station, continue to Hase Station for Kotokuin and end at Yuigahama Station for an overnight stay.

    Based on the itinerary above, what would you think is the most economical way to travel? It seems rather wasteful getting the Enoshima-Kamakura Freepass on top of the Limited Express ticket, as i will not be returning to Tokyo within the day. Though, considering that i will be stopping at various stations on the Enoden line, would it be beneficial to get the Freepass after all?

    Would really appreciate your insight and suggestion on the plan above. Sorry for the trouble.

    Regards,
    Matthew

    • Hi Matthew,

      Single ticket is better choice. As you think, you have only one way trip to Enoshima. It’s much more expensive than even single fare.
      For taking Enoden, one day pass is available at 600 yen. Actually your total fare (Enoshima-Kamakurakokomae-Hase-Yuigahana) is exactly same as one day pass price. So you may purchase it for your convenience. You don’t need to purchase it one by one once you get one day pass.

      You can purchase this ticket at the ticket vending machine in Enoden station.

      Cheers,

      Takeshi / JPRail.com

  7. Cindy says:

    Dear Takeshi ,

    Could you help to explain below information?
    “Tokyu Railway Yokohama Minato Mirai Ticket ,ticket is available at Tokyu-Toyoko (aka Fukutoshin Line) Shibuya Station, but not available at Tokyu Denen-Toshi (aka Hanzomon Line) Shibuya Station. They are two separate stations”

    If I using Tokunai pass, where I must stop to go to Fukutoshin Line?

    Thanks

    Cindy

  8. Thi H says:

    Hi Takeshi,
    What is the best way to visit Kamakura first and Yokohama after from Shinjuku Station in one day?
    Thank you.
    Thi

    • Hi Thi,

      Please see the chapter of “How to visit Kamakura and Yokohama in one day” in the post above.
      Tokyu Railway Minato Mirai Ticket is recommended in this chapter. Tokyu railway depart from Shibuya that is a few stations away from Shinjuku. Extra fare for this segment is less than 200 yen.

      Cheers,

      Takeshi / JPRail.com

  9. Cindy says:

    Hai how about if i want to visit nikko and yokohama in one day, is it possible? If yes, which town i must visit first? I will stay at matsudo station, could you tell me the routes and what train do i must choose? I don’t use jr pass. Thank you

  10. Yvonne Lo says:

    I want to visit the My Cup Noodle Museum in Yokohama as a day trip and I am staying in Ginza. What is the fastest way to get there? I heard there was a bullet train and hyperdia doesn’t seem to come up with that option…I will have JR East Pass.
    Thanks so much in advance! You are soooo helpful!

    • Hi Yvonne,

      JR East Pass does not cover Shinkansen to Yokohama anyway. You can walk to JR Yurakucho station and take JR line to Yokohama. You can use JR line to Sakuragicho by this pass. This trip is covered by JR East pass fully.

      Cheers,

      Takeshi / JPRail.com

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