Odoriko is a special express train operated by East Japan Railway (JR East), Izu Kyuko, Tokai Railway (JR Tokai) and Izu Hakone Railway between Tokyo Station and Izukyu Shimoda/Shuzenji Station via Tokaido Main Line, Ito Line, Izu Kyuko Line and Izu Hakone Railway Sunzu Line.
The “Odoriko” began operation in October 1981. Prior to the introduction of this train, there had been two limited express trains, the “Amagi” express and the “Izu” express, connecting Tokyo and the Izu Peninsula, but both were merged into this train. The name “Odoriko” comes from “Izu no Odoriko” written by Yasunari Kawabata, and was chosen from among entries from the general public.
Fees and Stops for the Odoriko-go
Limited Express Odoriko trains basically run between Tokyo and Izukyu Shimoda.
However, some trains depart from or arrive at “Shinjuku – Izukyu Shimoda” or “Tokyo – Shuzenji”.
The stops are as follows.
Tokyo – Izukyu Shimoda
Tokyo, Shinagawa, Kawasaki, Yokohama, Ofuna, Odawara, Yugawara, Atami, Ajiro, Ito, Izu Kogen, Izu Atokawa, Izu Inatori, Kawazu, Izukyu Shimoda
Tokyo – Shuzenji
Tokyo, Shinagawa, Kawasaki, Yokohama, Ofuna, Odawara, Yugawara, Atami, Mishima, Mishima Tamachi, Oba, Izu Nagaoka, Ohito, Shuzenji
Ikebukuro, Shinjuku – Izukyu Shimoda
Ikebukuro, Shinjuku, Shibuya, Musashikosugi, Yokohama, Atami, Ito, Izu-Kogen, Izu-Atugawa, Izu-Indori, Kawazu, Izukyu Shimoda
*Ikebukuro is only for the up train from Izukyu Shimoda to Ikebukuro.
The rates between the main stations are as follows.
Tokyo – Atami
Ticket 1980 yen + reserved seat 1580 yen, Green 3850 yen
Tokyo – Ito
Ticket 2310 yen + reserved seat 1580 yen, green 3850 yen
Tokyo – Izukyu Shimoda
Ticket 3960 yen + reserved seat 2100 yen, Green 4780 yen
Tokyo – Shuzenji
Ticket 2820 yen + reserved seat 1780 yen
Non-reserved seats on the Odoriko train ended on March 12, 2021.
And two new types of tickets, “reserved seat express ticket” and “unreserved seat ticket,” have been started!した！
How to purchase an express ticket
There are three ways to purchase express tickets for the Odoriko
Purchase at Ekinet
Purchase at a reserved-seat ticket machine
Go to Midori-no-Madoguchi
Ekinet is a train reservation service of East Japan Railway Company, and if you register as a member and pay by credit card, you can purchase limited express tickets with your smartphone.
The purchased express ticket is then issued at a “reserved-seat ticket vending machine.
You can also directly purchase a limited express ticket for the Odoriko-go from a reserved seat ticket vending machine.
There is a disadvantage that you have to go to the station, but it is very suitable for those who prefer to buy tickets with cash!
You should remember that “Eki-net only accepts credit cards,” and “You can also buy tickets in cash at reserved-seat ticket machines and at the Midori-no madoguchi.”
Train formation of Odoriko GO
The train called Series 185 has graduated from Odoriko, and now the main train is called Series E257.
I would like to introduce the train formation here.
The organization of the E257 series is as follows.
Cars No. 1 to No. 9 Reserved seats (Car No. 4 Green car)
Cars No. 10-14 Reserved seats
Cars No. 1 and No. 10 are for Izukyu-Shimoda and Shuzenji, and Cars No. 9 and No. 14 are for Tokyo.
Cars No. 1 to No. 9 connect Tokyo/Shinjuku to Izukyu Shimoda, and Cars No. 10 to No. 14 connect Tokyo to Shuzenji.
Trains will be detached and coupled at Atami on the way!
Odoriko GO trains departing from and arriving at Shuzenji do not go toward Shinjuku.
If you want to see the sea, window-side seat A is the best.
On a clear day, you can enjoy the blue Sagami Bay from the train.
And if you want a window seat, you should sit in “odd-numbered seats for the Tokyo direction” and “even-numbered seats for the Izu direction.
That way, you can see the scenery without being disturbed by the window frame.
Reserved Seat Express Ticket” and “Unassigned Seat Ticket” for Odoriko GO
Limited Express Odoriko has two types of tickets: “reserved seat express ticket” and “unassigned seat ticket.
This service has already been introduced for limited express trains such as “Azusa” and “Hitachi”.