Getting to Utsunomiya from Tokyo

By Tobu Railway
  • 120 - 150 min
  • ¥ 1,220 - 2,400

Take a limited express train from Tokyo's Asakusa Station to Tochigi Station (70 minutes) and transfer to the Tobu Utsunomiya Line for Utsunomiya (Tobu-Utsunomiya Station, 45 minutes). The entire one way trip takes around two hours and costs about 2100-2400 yen. There are two connections per hour. Alternatively, the journey can be done by local and express trains for only 1220 yen; however, it will require about 30 more minutes and multiple transfers along the way.

Above fees and schedules are subject to change. Be sure to check current yen exchange rates.

Getting around

Utsunomiya is the capital of Tochigi Prefecture. The city's transportation hub is JR Utsunomiya Station which sits at the center of a dense network of buses, including buses to the Oya History Museum and Oya Temple. Utsunomiya Station is also connected to Nikko via the JR Nikko Line, which lies about 45 minutes northwest by train.

A secondary transportation hub is Tobu-Utsunomiya Station, about 1.5 km west of JR Utsunomiya Station. It is the terminal station of the Tobu Utsunomiya Line. Many bus lines serve both JR Utsunomiya and Tobu Utsunomiya Stations, including the buses in direction of Oya.