“Fujikawa” is operated between Shizuoka (=静岡) and Kofu (=甲府) via Minobu line (=身延線). If you go to Mt. Fuji (=富士山) from west side, this train takes you to the gateway stations, Fuji or Fujinomiya. And also this is a short cut route from Shizuoka to Kofu. If you want to go to Matsumoto, Kobuchizawa or Lake Suwa from Shizuoka, ride on this train and transfer to Limited Express Super Azusa or Limited Express Azusa. This train is fully covered by Japan Rail Pass.
If you are looking for any informations about approaching Mt. Fuji, please try one of my post, “How to use Japan Rail Pass to go to Mt. Fuji“. You can get some information how you use Japan Rail Pass to get there.
Route, schedule and trip time
Fujikawa is operated 7 round trips between Shizuoka and Kofu. It takes 2 hour 20 – 30 minutes from Shizuoka to Kofu. All trains are connected with Hikari from Shin-Osaka on Tokaido Shinkansen at Shizuoka and Azusa or Kaiji at Kofu in right connection time for your convenience.
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x=all trains stop
Fujikawa is operated by JR Tokai 373 series. This train is designed for general purpose. So the quality is a bit lower than the standard of limited express train cars. There is no Green car and it does not have any door between passenger’s cabin and exit deck. So I don’t recommend you to reserve a seat near the exit.
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R=Reserved ordinary seat NR=Non-Reserved ordinary seat
*This train does not have any Green car. All cars are non smoking.