The Kinugawa Onsen area of Nikko covers a wide region, and in the case of individual travel, you will end up traveling by railway and bus, which is where the area free passes “NIKKO PASS all area” and “NIKKO PASS world heritage area” will make things convenient for you. These are pass tickets exclusively for foreign tourists visiting the Kinugawa Onsen area of Nikko, and not only do they allow you to ride the railway and bus freely within selected areas, but it also comes with the benefit of discounts on admission fees for some of the tourist spots, restaurants, souvenir shops, etc. We will introduce information about the Nikko passes, and where to buy them in this article.

Buses and Railways that are Accessible with NIKKO PASS all area



Firstly, we will introduce “NIKKO PASS all area” and followed by railway and bus routes that correspond to the free section where you can get on and off freely.

Railways Accessible with “NIKKO PASS all area”

  • Round trip Asakusa ~ Shimoimaichi Station
  • Between Shimoimaichi ~ Tobu Nikko / Shinfujiwara

Buses Accessible with “NIKKO PASS all area”

Summer (4/20 ~ 11/30)

  • Tobu Nikko Station ~ Yumoto Onsen / Kotoku Onsen
  • Otsuka Ranch / Kiyotaki ~ Okuhosoo
  • Chuzenji Onsen ~ Tachikikannon mae ~ Hangetsusan
  • Yashionoyu / World Heritage Bus
  • Nikko Kinugawa Line
  • Edomura Junkan Bus / Teikogai Bus

Winter (12/1 ~ 4/19)

  • Tobu Nikko Station ~ Yumoto Onsen / Kotoku Onsen
  • Kirifuri Falls ~ Kiyotaki / Okuhosoo
  • Yashionoyu
  • World Heritage Sightseeing Bus
  • Nikko-Kinugawa Line (※)
  • Edomura Junkan Bus

Valid for a duration of 4 days, the price of the pass is 4,520 yen in the summer, and 4,150 yen in the winter. If you buy the limited express ticket together with the pass at the Tobu Tourist Information Center Asakusa or Asakusa Station 1st floor counter, the limited express ticket will be discounted by 20%.

(※) Operates only on SL Taiju operating days.

Benefits of NIKKO PASS all area

In addition, you can receive discounts at places such as restaurants, souvenir shops, and sightseeing spots in Asakusa and Nikko-Kinugawa areas. The main facilities are as follows. Be sure to use them!

Asakusa Area

  • Hotel Kaminarimon: hotel expenses 5% off
  • Ryokan Kamogawa: free breakfast for guests
  • Sakura Hostel Asakusa: free breakfast for guests, etc.

Nikko / Kinugawa Area

  • Tobu World Square admission fee discounted from 2,800 yen to 1,800 yen
  • Edo Wonderland Nikko Edomura admission fee discounted from 4,700 yen to 4,230 yen
  • Kinugawa Onsen Ropeway 10% off
  • Kinugawa Koen Iwaburo entrance fee discounted from 510 yen to 300 yen
  • Nikko Nature Museum admission fee 20% off, etc.

※ In all cases, you must show your ticket

About NIKKO PASS world heritage area


The railway and bus routes listed below are part of the free section where you can get on and off freely.

Railways Accessible with NIKKO PASS world heritage area

  • Round trip Asakusa ~ Shimoimaichi Station
  • Between Shimoimaichi ~ Tobu Nikko / Shinfujiwara

Buses Accessible with NIKKO PASS world heritage area

  • JR Nikko Station
  • Tobu Nikko Station ~ Rengeseki World Heritage Bus

It is valid for 2 days, and the price is 4,520 yen. The benefits and where to purchase are the same as NIKKO PASS all area.

Where to Purchase NIKKO PASS all area and NIKKO PASS world heritage area

The main places to purchase are as follows. In addition, you can also purchase at the 1F ticket counter of Tobu Asakusa Station, Tobu Top Tours Ikebukuro Station branch, travel agencies in Japan, and SKYLINER & KEISEI INFORMATION CENTER at the Airport Terminal 2 Station. 

TOBU Tourist Information Center ASAKUSA

  • Address:1-4-1 Hanakawado, Taito-ku, Tokyo, near the Aaskusa Station main entrance
  • Access:Tobu SKYTREE Line Asakusa Station, near main entrance
  • Business hours:7:20 - 19:00
  • Holidays:Open 7 days a week
  • Languages:Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean, Thai (not always available)

TOBU Tourist Information Center IKEBUKURO

  • Address:1-1-21 Nishi-ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo
  • Access:West Exit B1, Tobu Tojo Line Ikebukuro Station
  • Business hours:8:00-18:00
  • Holidays:Open 7 days a week
  • Languages:Japanese, English, Chinese (not always available)


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