The limited express Odoriko and Super View Odoriko train ride guide. The express trains which run between Tokyo, Yokohama, Izu and Atami

Super View Odoriko is serviced by newer car 251 series.
Super View Odoriko connects Tokyo and Izu. This train fleet offers you the beautiful scenery through the huge panoramic windows. (C) Sonic Rail Garden

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


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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

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)
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
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

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

178 thoughts on “The limited express Odoriko and Super View Odoriko train ride guide. The express trains which run between Tokyo, Yokohama, Izu and Atami”

  1. Hi Takeshi,

    Just to confirm that JR Tokyo Wide Pass is valid for Odoriko Limited Express Izukyu-Shimoda between Tokyo Station and Odawara, right?

    Please see the link below for my plan to Hakone.

    https://www.google.ca/maps/dir/Tokyo+Station,+1+Chome+Marunouchi,+Chiyoda+City,+Tokyo,+Japan/Tenseien,+682+Yumoto,+Hakone,+Kanagawa,+Japan/@35.4545072,139.1512366,10z/am=t/data=!4m18!4m17!1m5!1m1!1s0x60188bfbd89f700b:0x277c49ba34ed38!2m2!1d139.7671248!2d35.6812362!1m5!1m1!1s0x6019a309aa2bb7f9:0xabdfbdbb6d22afb0!2m2!1d139.094652!2d35.22871!2m3!6e0!7e2!8j1565859600!3e3?hl=en&authuser=0

    Also, Could I please have the schedule for this express services.

    Thank you.

    Best Regards
    Roy

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