Nikko Kinugawa Express

"Nikko Kinugawa Express" is a reservation-only bus that connects Kinugawa Onsen station, Tobu Nikko station and the entrance of Nikko's World Heritage Nishi-sandou (in front of Tobu Tourist Center).
The express bus for Nishi-sandou is available to take from Kinugawa onsen station. The express bus for Kinugawa onsen station is available from both Nishi-sandou and Tobu Nikko station.

It is required to make an advanced reservation to purchase the bus ticket/exchanging the bus ticket must be done beforehand.

Service route and timetables

Direct access to World Heritage shrines and temples in Nikko from Kinugawa Onsen!
  Kinugawa Onsen Station
No.10 Bus stop
Departure
Tobu Nikko Station
Arrival
Δ Shinkyou
Arrival
Nishi-Sandou
Arrival
No.1 10:00 a.m. 10:39 a.m. 10:45 a.m. 10:49 a.m.
No.3 1:20 p.m. 1:59 p.m. 2:05 p.m. 2:09 p.m.
Very convenient for travelers staying in Kinugawa Onsen - see the World Heritage Sites in Nikko and Tobu World Square / Edo Wonderland without the hassle of changing to a different service.
  Nishi-Sandou
Departure
Tobu Nikko Station
No.5 Bus stop
Departure
Δ Edo Wonderland
Arrival
Δ Tobu World Square
Arrival
Kinugawa Onsen Station
Arrival
No.2 12:00 p.m. 12:10 p.m. 12:35 p.m. 12:40 p.m. 12:49 p.m.
No.4 2:40 p.m. 2:50 p.m. 3:15 p.m. 3:20 p.m. 3:29 p.m.

* Note

  • Daily operation expect 1/1-1/3
  • Please note that there may be delay in the bus schedule due to road condition and snow.
  • Bus stops with Δ marks only stop if there is a request from the customer (stopover invalidity).
    Please let the staff know when boarding if you would like to stopover.

Fee

For adults For children
1,000 yen 500 yen

* Note

  • An advanced reservation and purchase of ticket must be made in order to use Nikko Kinugawa Express bus service.
  • Customers with Nikko-Kinugawa free pass and Premium Nikko-Kinugawa free pass will be available to purchase the bus ticket without additional charge. Customers who have Tobu Super Ticket can purchase bus ticket for half price in exchange for the Tobu Super Ticket. However, it is required to make a reservation and pick your ticket up before the departure.

Ticket reservation, purchase and exchange

1. Customers who are taking the bus from Kinugawa Onsen station and Tobu Nikko station

The following Tourist Centers are available.
Please make sure to finish the purchase of tickets and exchanging 5 minutes before departure.

Kinugawa Onsen Station Tourist Center

0288-77-1158 (Open 8:50 a.m. - 4:50 p.m.)

Tobu Nikko Station Tourist Center

0288-54-0864 (Open 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)


2. Customers who are taking the bus from Nishi-sandou (in front of Tobu Tourist Center)

The following Tourist Centers are available.

Kinugawa Onsen Station Tourist Center

0288-77-1158 (Open 8:50 a.m. - 4:50 p.m.)

The customers who do not have the bus tickets, please call the Kinugawa Onsen Station Tourist Center (TEL:0288-77-1158) to make a reservation 30 minutes before the departure. The staff will bring you the ticket at Tobu Nikko station, so please pay the fee there.