Super View Odoriko is serviced by newer car 251 series.

Express train 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?

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 trip time

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 and Atami in 1 hour 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-ShimodaOdoriko to ShuzenjiSuper View Odoriko from TokyoSuper 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)xxx
Shinagawa (品川)xx*
Kawasaki (川崎)xx=
Yokohama (横浜)xxxx
Ofuna (大船)xx==
Odawara (小田原)xx**
Yugawara (湯河原)xx**
Atami (熱海)xxxx
Kinomiya (来宮)*==
Ajiro (網代)x**
Usami (宇佐美)x==
ito (伊東)xxx
Izu-Kogen (伊豆高原)xxx
Izu-Atagawa (伊豆熱川)xxx
Izu-Inatori (伊豆稲取)xxx
Kawazu (河津)xxx
Izukyu-Shimoda (伊豆急下田)xxx
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)640 yenreserved 500 yen / non-reserved 400 yen
Izu-Atagawa (伊豆熱川)970 yen
Izu-Inatori (伊豆稲取)1,150 yen
Kawazu (河津)1,330 yen
Izukyu-Shimoda (伊豆急下田)1,570 yen

Extra fare table for Izu-Hakone Railways

Basic fare from Mishima (三島)Limited express surcharge
Mishima-Tamachi (三島田町)130 yenNo extra surcharge
Daiba(大場)180 yen
Izu-Nagaoka(伊豆長岡)320 yen
Ohito (大仁)450 yen
Shuzenji (修善寺)500 yen

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 6,000 yen 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

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Car#1-7 from Ito to Tokyo / Car#11-15 from Atami to Tokyo

Odoriko between Izukyu-Shimoda / Shuzenjii and Tokyo

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Car#1-10 between Tokyo and Izukyu-Shimoda / Car#11-15 between Tokyo and Shuzenji

Super View Odoriko

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*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)
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Kids play space
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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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167 thoughts on “Express train to Izu and Atami from Tokyo/Yokohama. Limited Express Odoriko / Super View Odoriko”

  1. Hi, my name is Sari.
    May i know how to go to Shirakawa Go from Tokyo? Is that possible for 1 day only?

    Tokyo – Shirakawa Go – Tokyo
    and which one was cover by JR PASS .

    I’m going on 7 march, is the snow still there usually?

    And for Kawazu, I’m planning to go on 6 march, is the sakura still there also?

    Much thank you.

    1. Hi Sari,

      You can go to Shirakawago as day trip from Tokyo. Please see the link below to find more info:
      https://jprail.com/sample-itineraries/1to3-days/sample-itinerary-of-day-trip-to-kanazawa-and-shirakawago-from-tokyo.html

      Please see the link below to find live camera at Shirakawago.You can find how much snow there is now:
      http://ml.shirakawa-go.org/en/livecam/

      Regarding Kawazu sakura, the peak was the last week. You still can see the flowers but it will be a bit late to see it. Please see the link below to find the live camera:
      https://youtu.be/Pq-7kaVGc-I

      Cheers,

      Takeshi / JPRail.com

  2. Hello again Takeshi-san

    It’s mentioned above that Japan Rail Pass User will pay the same price for Super View Odoriko and Exp Odoriko, does that mean only the fare or including the reserved seat as well?
    I’m in frustation deciding the most efficient way to travel from KAWAZU to Yokohama and to the accomodation in Tokyo, other than spending bucks for Super View Odoriko.
    I have searched trains departing kawazu-Shin-Yokohama-Shinjuku or Kawazu-Yokohama-Shinjuku, seemed like I still need to board either Odoriko or Nozomi.

    is there anyway to make the journey more efficient, as I have spent money for Japan Rail Pass and Superview Odoriko from Atami to Kawazu. Does the view worth 6000¥ to travel from KAwazu to Yokohama?

    thank you so much!

    Warm Regards
    Corry

    1. Hi Corry san,

      JR pass covers both Odoriko and Super View Odoriko. You have to pay for non JR segment which is Ito to/from Kawazu. This is Izukyu railway segment and it’s not covered by JR Pass. You don’t need to pay for both base fare and reserved seat fee of either Odoriko and Super View Odoriko between Ito and Tokyo/Yokohama. If you take Shinkansen between Atami and Tokyo or Shin-Yokohama, you can take either Hikari or Kodama. Nozomi is not covered by JR pass and Nozomi does not stop at Atami.

      Cheers,

      Takeshi / JPRail.com

      1. Hi Takeshi-san

        Thank you for prompt reply. I didn’t know that super view Odoriko is covered by Japan Rail Pass. Thats a really good news. So just to confirm, my trip from Kawazu to Yokohama with Super View Odoriko is covered everything by JR Pass?

        Many many thanks Takeshi San!
        Warm Regards
        Corry

  3. I want to know which months are the peak season for Odoriko/Super Odoriko which are fully operated.
    Which train I should take from Kawasu to Shinjuku during the non peak season when Odoriko/Super Odoriko is not available?

    1. Hi Betty,

      Please see the timetables in the link below. You can find all Odoriko/Super View Odoriko schedule until March, 2019. The timetable after April has not been released yet. It will come up in late January.
      http://www.eki-net.com/pc/jreast-shinkansen-reservation/english/wb/common/timetable/e_lex_tokaido_u/index.html
      http://www.eki-net.com/pc/jreast-shinkansen-reservation/english/wb/common/timetable/e_lex_tokaido_d/index.html

      If you cannot take Odoriko, you can take a local train or Shinkansen between Atami and Tokyo. And you can take a local train between Kawazu and Atami, Tokyo and Shinjuku.
      https://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 all timetables in hyperdia:
      https://jprail.com/travel-informations/basic-informations/timetable-and-reservation/hyperdia-perfect-guide-train-timetable-and-route-search-engine.html

      Cheers,

      Takeshi / JPRail.com

  4. Hi Takeshi san,
    I need to travel from Osaka to Izukogen.
    Please advise the best route by train.
    Also, would JR Pass cover part of the route?
    Regards,
    Beng

  5. Hi,

    I will travel from Tokyo to Kawazu using JR 7 days pass. When I checked from Hyperdia, there’s 2 choice:
    Tokyo to Atami by Shinkansen Kodama -> Atami to Ito by JR Ito Line -> Ito to Kawazu by Izu Kyuko Line.

    OR
    Tokyo to Kawazu by Ltd Exp Odoriko

    My question is how much do I need to pay the difference and where should I make the payment?

    Thank you in advance..

    1. Hi Tyusni,

      If you take Izu Kyuko line, you need to pay only base fare for Ito to Kawazu. If you take Odoriko, you need to pay base fare and limited express surcharge for Ito to Kawazu. You can find the amount in the post above.

      If you take Odoriko, you can pay this extra charge when you book a seat for Odoriko at the ticket window. If you take Izu Kyuko line from Ito, you can pay in Izu Kyuko train or when you exit at Kawazu station.

      Cheers,

      Takeshi / JPRail.com

      1. Hi takeshi,

        Thanks for the reply.

        I’ll go with the 1st choice since it’s cheaper. Instead paying with cash, can I tap my IC card specifically Kitaca card at Kawazu station when I reach there?

  6. Hi Takeshi,

    I am planning to take the train from Kawazu to Kamakura and Enoshima with JR Pass. Based on information from Hyperdia, there are 2 option with one hour time difference :
    1. Kawazu – Ofuna – Kamakura (120 minutes with limited express Odoriko and JR Yokusuka Line for 2690 yen)
    2. Kawazu – Ito – Atami – Odawara – Ofuna – Kamakura (180 minutes with Izu Kyukyo Line + JR Line)

    Do you have any recommendation for JR Pass user which one to take?
    Do I have to pay full price 2690 yen for option 1 to use limited express Odoriko or how much extra fare I have to pay if I have JR Pass?

    I know that there is Kamakura Enoshima one day pass from Shinjuku for 1470 yen, but I can’t use that because I want to see Enoshima illumination in Feb 18th 2018 (last day of illumination) and fortunately my JR Pass still active on that date.

    Thank you so much in advance Takeshi.
    Your blog and your answer really help me to plan my trip to Japan 🙂

    Best regards,

    Caroline

    1. Hi Caroline

      Please see the chapter of “Extra fare table for Izu-Kyuko line” in the post above. That’s you need to pay on top of JR Pass. JR Pass does not cover Izu Kyuko segment. Other part of the trip is covered by JR pass. JR pass covers limited express fee too. So option 1 is better choice for JR pass user.

      Cheers,

      Takeshi / JPRail.com

  7. I will be using JR East Pass Nagano Niigata area.
    1) What train should I take from Tokyo to Odawara using this pass?
    2) It seems that Super View Odoriko from Tokyo to Odawara is possible but I cannot find this train at HyperDia website to travel on 12 Feb morning. Pls advise how I can see the train timing of this train on that day.
    3) If I can take other train to Odawara using this pass, pls advise. Thank you.

  8. Hi
    I wish to travel from Tokyo to Shuzenji
    I saw from the timetable there is a schedule:9am leaving from Tokyo to Shuzenji by Odoriko 105
    I will be holding JR east pass (Tohuku area) can I use this pass for travelling
    Besides I wish to make an online reservation of seats on 7/12/2017
    But I can’t find such route
    Please give me advice
    Thanks
    Wendy lo

    1. Hi Wendy,

      Unfortunately you cannot reserve your seat online because Shuzenji is not covered by JR East Pass. You need to pay extra fare for Atami-Shuzenji which is not covered by JR East Pass.
      https://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 may find the extra fare for Atami to Shuzenji at hyperdia:
      https://jprail.com/travel-informations/basic-informations/timetable-and-reservation/hyperdia-perfect-guide-train-timetable-and-route-search-engine.html

      You have to book it after you arrive in Japan. But your trip date is not a busy day. It’s not hard to book it even if you book after arrival.

      Cheers,

      Takeshi / JPRail.com

      1. Hi Takeshi san

        I need your help again.

        Please advise and guide me if the following:
        I want to buy 5 Days Kansai Wide Area Pass in Osaka – Kansai Airport, can I use this Pass to go to Tottori from
        Shin-Osaka directly without any transfers.

        Please advise me the link to read more about this usage if this Pass as I am very confused and first time visiting Kansai and know this pass as first time. No knowledge on using the Pass.

        Thank you in advance for your guidance and assistance.
        Regards,
        Jun

        1. Hi Jun,

          There is only one train to Tottori directly which is covered by this pass. Please see the link below:
          https://jprail.com/trains/sort-by-type/limited-express/access-to-tottori-from-osaka-kobe-and-himeji-with-no-extra-charge-by-jr-pass-limited-express-hamakaze.html

          If you cannot take this train, you can get Kinosaki onsen by Limited Express Konotori and the take a local train to Tottori.
          https://jprail.com/trains/sort-by-type/limited-express/limited-express-kounotori.html

          Cheers,

          Takeshi / JPRail.com

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