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Buses for these rural areas 2018/1/27 22:09
I have these 3 places that want to visit, but they are too far from a train station. I have spent many hours trying to locate bus stops for them, and I finally found that, if I give enough zoom, Google Maps shows little icons with the bus stops. The problem is that I couldn't figure out which buses stop there!

These are the bus stops I found for the 3 places:
https://www.google.com.br/maps/@35.5102461,140.2629527,19z
https://www.google.com.br/maps/@35.8363094,140.304729,19z
https://www.google.com.br/maps/@35.8608878,140.3166433,19z

These websites are for bus companies in Narita, but I couldn't link the information:
http://www.city.narita.chiba.jp/kurashi/page105700.html
http://www.nariku.co.jp

By walking those roads with Street View, it seems that these companies pass there:
http://www.fukushima-koutu.co.jp/bus/
http://www.chibakotsu.co.jp/en/

I'm asking for help because I really couldn't find this out by myself! If someone could help me with information about which buses go there (and maybe a link to the timetables), it would help me a lot!

Thank you in anticipation!
by japanrural (guest)  

Re: Buses for these rural areas 2018/1/28 15:37
Which date info you want?
If after late MAR, timetables may change for new period(Japan fiscal year) starts fr 1 APR.

The 1st one bus dep/arr fr/to nearby rail station "JR Toke".
https://www.navitime.co.jp/bus/aroundBusStop/?node=00300003
2nd and 3rd, I haven't checked it yet for details,
both are called "community bus", means operator is notregular bus company,
by local town, may no operate in weekend(Sat,Sun) and national holidays.

All are in Chiba Prefecture, it is no related Fukushima-kotsu bus.

BTW, I couldn't understand what is common to those places,
is there also a house of friends or is it a vacation rental like Airbnb or something?
by Ottemad (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: Buses for these rural areas 2018/1/28 16:42
Hi! Thanks so much for your help!

I'll be there in the beginning of March, still don't know the exact dates. But from what I could understand, all timetables are available below the map, right?!

I suspect the other 2 buses are operated by Chiba Kotsu, or maybe just the one below, because of this picture: https://www.google.com.br/maps/@35.8384972,140.3041473,3a,75y,58.97h,7...

I mentioned Fukushima Kotsu because of this:
https://www.google.com.br/maps/@35.8477011,140.2960757,3a,75y,195.48h,...
by japanrural (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: Buses for these rural areas 2018/1/28 20:43
I can't access http://www.chibakotsu.co.jp/en/ from abroad. Can anyone check if it works from inside Japan?
by japanrural (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: Buses for these rural areas 2018/1/28 22:00
Can anyone check if it works from inside Japan?

Yes, it works from my terminal in Japan.
by frog1954 rate this post as useful

Re: Buses for these rural areas 2018/1/28 22:34
Hi,

From reading the name of the bus stop from the sign in Google street view I got the following bus stop names.

{1} あすみ大通り南 (Asumi Oodoori Minami)
{2} 長沼保育園 (Naganuma Hoikuen)
{3} 安西 (Ansai)

[Timetable / Maps]
[1] Asumi-ga-oka B line
From Toge station to {1}: http://www.chibachuobus.co.jp/cms/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/230_23_01...
From {1} to Toge station: http://www.chibachuobus.co.jp/cms/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/012_23_01...
Times underneath grey header are weekday schedule.
Underneath red header is weekend/public holiday schedule.
Note: This will depart from the South Bus Terminal. There are a North and a South to make sure you go to the right one. Fare is 170 yen one way.

[2][3] Toyosumi Route
Map: http://busmap.info/busstop/77346/
Timetable: https://www.city.narita.chiba.jp/content/000006977.pdf
It will be a Chiba Kotsu bus. On the timetable stop [2] is No. 15 and [3] is No. 1. You can catch the bus there from Keisei Narita Station East Exit (No. 31 on lower timetable), and it will drop you off at the Central Exit on the way back. The timetable doesn't have any distinction of weekdays v weekends. Bus fare is flat rate of 200 yen.

Enjoy.


by Guest1 (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: Buses for these rural areas 2018/1/29 00:06
This helps so much, I'm so happy! It could happen that I will need a little more assistance in the future. Thank you every one!
by japanrural (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: Buses for these rural areas 2018/1/29 00:47
Do not know why u did not answer the last Q,
but it's OK, that is pretty small problem, no worry.
Already answered by above poster, skip same part of explanations.

2) and 3) are same コミュニティバス(community bus) of 成田市(Narita-shi, =Narita City)'s stops.
https://www.city.narita.chiba.jp/kurashi/page105700.html
Jump to 豊住ルート(Toyosumi route) and open PDF files both.
2nd bus stop name is "長沼保育園(Naganuma-hoikuen, = Naganuma nursery",
3rd is "安西(Ansai, just it is a name of land, =address)".
(in Japan, written 安西 is called "Anzai" usual, it is small note, not so important)
"Chiba Kotsu bus" is just being commissioned for driving work fr Narita City,
so bus operator and management (as organization) is Narita City,
but drivers are belonging with Chiba Kotsu(one of public private bus company).
Many rural or small towns entrust community bus works to
local bus or taxi company cases a lot. (=outsourcing)

A image of Fukushima Kotsu bus is no related, mentioned already,
using a large type bus, it means for long distance, so it looks ExpWay bus
connecting btw Fukushima pref and Narita Airport, or a charter bus.
In 2012(street view camera car passed and recorded) was no convenience
ExpWay(toll road) located in northern side against R408(national road).

Back to 1), again.
Already you may noticed this has different 3 route fr JR Toke stn.
Can you opened all timetables fr my last post url link of "Navitime"?

Finally,
that page is only about Expway buses fr/to NRT and local bus around NRT.
http://www.chibakotsu.co.jp/en/
(cap:) https://s9.postimg.org/s0sqvcsu7/sc0000.png
Also Japanese pages have no info about community bus of Narita City.
Also "Navitime" doesn't cover this community bus.

BTW, you haven't or cannot get IDP for car rent?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Driving_Permit
by Ottemad (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: Buses for these rural areas 2018/1/29 13:59
Do not know why u did not answer the last Q,
Nothing much, just checking some properties I saw online!

https://www.city.narita.chiba.jp/kurashi/page105700.html
Jump to 豊住ルート(Toyosumi route) and open PDF files both.

Great! It helps a lot!

In 2012(street view camera car passed and recorded) was no convenience
ExpWay(toll road) located in northern side against R408(national road).

Understood.

Can you opened all timetables fr my last post url link of "Navitime"?
Yes, it works well with Google Translate too!

BTW, you haven't or cannot get IDP for car rent?
Not yet, unfortunately!

Thank you once again!
by japanrural (guest) rate this post as useful

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