Access – Travel to Coastal Fukushima

Please come to Odaka Station to join our standard tour. We can start our custom-made tour at Namie/Tomioka/Haranomachi. The Lantern House is less than one block from Odaka Station. 

Google, Jorudan and Hyperdia provide you with really good route planning services.

Tokyo → Sendai → Haranomachi/Odaka

This takes 3 hours and costs 12,280 JPY. If you have JR pass, this is the best.
Tokyo
6:32 – Sendai 8:13 – Haranomachi 9:52 – Arrive at Odaka 10:01
Tokyo 7:36 – Sendai 9:24 – Haranomachi 10:45 (we will pick you up)
Tokyo 8:40 – Sendai 10:23 – Haranomachi 11:48 – Arrive at Odaka 11:57

Returning train
Odaka 14:26 – Haranomachi 14:40 – Sendai 16:30 – Tokyo 18:04
Haranomachi 15:22 – Sendai 17:21- Tokyo 18:56
Haranomachi 16:15 – Sendai 17:43- Tokyo 19:48
Odaka 16:40 – Haranomachi 16:57 – Sendai 18:30 – Tokyo 20:04
Odaka 17:43 – Haranomachi 17:55 – Sendai 19:53 – Tokyo 21:23

Tokyo → Iwaki → Tomioka → Odaka

This takes about 4 hours 20 minutes and costs 7,580 JPY. Please come to Odaka station to join our standard tour. We will be able to start the tour at Namie/Tomioka as our custom-made tour.
Tokyo 6:53 – Iwaki 9:22 – Tomioka 10:25 -interim JR bus- Odaka 11:15

Returning train (4h 39m 7,580 JPY)
Odaka 17:05 – Namie 17:30 – Tomioka 18:19 – Iwaki 19:18 – Tokyo 21:44

We may be able to drop you off at Tomioka or Namie station
Tomioka 16:03 – Iwaki 17:21 – Tokyo 19:44 (3h41m, 6,930 JPY)
Namie 16:28 – Tomioka 17:04 – Iwaki 18:16 – Tokyo 20:43 (4h15m, 7,380 JPY)

Tokyo → Fukushima –by bus → Haranomachi

This takes 3 hours and 50 minutes and costs 10,050 JPY.

Bus service between Fukushima Station and Haranomachi Station

Two companies operate bus services between Fukushima Station and Haranomachi Station – Tohoku Access and Fukushima Kotsu. The fare is 1100 JPY by cash. Google will show this route and time by searching “from Fukushima station to Haranomachi station”. Real Fukushima Tour picks you up and drops you off at Haranomachi Station.

Bus time tables

Bus stops at Fukushima Station

Bus stops at Haranomachi Station


Tokyo –Sakura bus → Haranomachi

Tokyo Kajibashi 09:40 → Hatanomachi 南相馬原町区 14:00
Tokyo Kajibashi 17:00 → Haranomachi 南相馬原町区 21:30
Price 3900 – 5000 JPY
→ Tokyo Kajibashi Parking Bus Stop

You have to book it at Sakura’s website (Japanese only). We can book the bus for you and will pick you up at Haranomachi.

Returning bus:
Haranomachi 8:50 – Tokyo 13:12
Haranomachi 13:45 – Tokyo 18:24

Tokyo –by bus → Iwaki Yumoto Interchange → Haranomachi

This takes 4 hours and 25 minutes and costs 4,500 JPY. Please access Google maps and check “Prefer bus” option for the details. We will pick you up at Haranomachi.

Tokyo — Willer bus → Sendai → Haranomachi

See Willer bus website.