These limited express trains that will take you to Nikko and Kinugawa (known for its onsens) in about 2 hours, are very practical if you reside in the west of Tokyo as they leave from the Shinjuku and Ikebukuro
It consists in
a joint service of the JR line and the Tobu line, therefore if you holda Japan Rail Pass
, you will only have to pay an additional fare, the journey from Kurihashi, where the JR line changes for the Tobu line (1560 yen). Note that the JR East
Pass covers the whole trip.
Beware: there are only 4 departures from Shinjuku (7:30 AM, 10:31 AM, 1:01 PM, 5:32 PM) and Ikebukuro (7:36 AM, 10:37 AM, 1:07 PM, 5:38 PM)- note that some trains have a connection in Shimo-imaichi
- and 4 trips back from Tobu-Nikko station per day ( 8:15 AM, 10:48 AM, 3:16 PM and 4:39 PM). For this route
you can also buy the 'Nikko Kinugawa Excursion ticket' for sale in the JR ticket offices and 'View Plaza'.