Access

By Express bus from Tokyo

Journey time from Tokyo station to Shirako: about 90 minutes
Fee(one way): Yen 1850(by cash), Yen 1700 (by pasmo and other IC card)
Bus stop: 5 minutes from JR Tokyo station Yaesu Exit
Keisei bus station (In front of Shangri-la hotel, the other side of Sotobori street)
View the bus stop on Google map: https://goo.gl/maps/CM0m5

Time table for Bus stop Tokyo Station

Dept Tokyo 8:05 9:35 10:15 11:50 14:05 16:05 17:15 18:45 19:45 21:05 22:30

*No reservation required

The bus stops at a few points in Shirako. Please make sure the nearest bus stop for your accommodation.

By train

From Tokyo to Mobara (nearest train station)

From JR Tokyo station to Mobara (the nearest train station to Shirako), 2 JR lines, Sobu and Keiyo, are provided. Journey time by local trains is no difference between the 2lines. However, please keep in mind that platforms for those lines are far away each other and express train (with supplemental charge) is available only via Keiyo line.

Journey cost: Tokyo to Mobara (the nearest train station to Shirako)
Yen 1320 / one way normal fare
Yen 930 / one way Express train charge (non reserved seat)

1. Via JR Keiyo line

Several times a day, as below, direct service is provided via line between Tokyo to Mobara.
From Tokyo station, JR Keiyo line
Journey time from Tokyo to Mobara via Keiyo line:
By Local train 80minutes
By Express train (with supplement charge) 55 minutes

<Weekday>

Dept Tokyo
07:15(Exp)
08:52
09:00(Exp)
10:00(Exp)
10:02
11:00(Exp)
11:02
12:02
13:00(Exp)
13:02
14:02
15:00(Exp)
18:00(Exp)
18:16
19:00(Exp)
19:36
20:00(Exp)
20:37
21:00(Exp)
21:39
22:00(Exp)

<Saturday, Sunday and Holidays>

Dept Tokyo
07:15(Exp)
09:00(Exp)
09:03
10:00(Exp)
10:02
11:00(Exp)
11:03
12:03
13:00(Exp)
13:03
14:00(Exp)
14:03
15:00(Exp)
17:00(Exp)
18:00(Exp)
18:06
18:38
19:00(Exp)
19:38
20:40
21:00(Exp)
21:39
22:00(Exp)

Otherwise, take JR Keiyo line to Soga.(about 45minutes)
Change trains and take JR Sotobo line from Soga to Mobara.(about 35minutes)

2. Via JR Sobu line

Several times a day, as below, direct service is provided via Sobu line between Tokyo to Mobara.
From Tokyo station, JR Sobu line, destination Kazusa Ichinomiya
Journey time from Tokyo to Mobara via Sobu line: 80minutes

<Weekday>

Dept Tokyo 8:44 9:45 14:42 15:55 16:54 17:55 19:05 19:56 21:08

<Saturday, Sunday and Holidays>

Dept Tokyo 8:42 9:43 14:42 15:54 16:55 17:56 19:07 19:58 21:11

Otherwise, take JR Sobu line to Chiba.(about 40minutes)
Change trains at Chiba and take JR Sotobo line to Mobara.(about 40minutes)

From Makuhari Messe and Tokyo Disney Resort to Mobara (nearest train station)

Nearest JR stations for those places are on Keiyo line and several times a day, as below,
direct service is provided to Mobara on Keiyo line.
Nearest station for Makuhari Messe: Kaihin Makuhari
for Tokyo Disney Resort: Maihama
From Tokyo station, JR Keiyo line
Journey time to Mobara: from Kaihin Makuhari (Makuhari Messe)
50 minutes by local train, 30 minutes by Express
from Maihama (Tokyo Disney Resort)
70 minutes by local train

<Weekday>

Dept Maihama Dept Kaihin Makuhari
09:09 07:43(Exp)
10:15 09:25(Exp)
11:15 09:30
12:15 10:24(Exp)
13:15 10:33
14:15 10:54(Exp)
18:51 11:24(Exp)
19:50 11:33
20:51 12:33
21:53 13:24(Exp)
  13:33
  14:33
  15:24(Exp)
  19:09
  20:09
  21:08
  22:11

<Saturday, Sunday and Holidays>

Dept Maihama Dept Kaihin Makuhari
09:15 07:43(Exp)
10:15 09:25(Exp)
11:16 09:32
12:16 10:24(Exp)
13:16 10:33
14:16 10:54(Exp)
18:21 11:24(Exp)
18:52 11:33
19:51 12:33
20:53 13:24(Exp)
21:53 13:33
  14:33
  15:24(Exp)
  18:38
  19:10
  20:09
  21:09
  22:10

From Narita Airport to Mobara (nearest train station)

Take JR local train to Chiba station. (50minutes, running every 15minutes)
From Chiba station, take JR Sotobo line to Mobara. (40 minutes, running every 10-20minutes)

From Mobara station to Shirako town

Take public bus from Mobara station to your accommodation or tourist spots in Shirako.
It will take around 20 to 30minutes.
(Destination Shirako Shako, 1 or 2 services every hour between 6:15am to 21:00.)
Taxi cost from Mobara station to Shirako town will be around Yen3500.
For group guests, some accommodation can provide transportation bus at free of charge with advance reservation, please check upon reservation.

From Haneda Airport

Express bus runs between Haneda Airport and Mobara (the nearest train station to Shirako).
Journey time from Haneda Airport to Mobara: about 80 minutes
Fee(one way): Yen 2050
Bus stop: Haneda Airport
Domestic Terminal 1, Bus stop No.12 on arrival hall(1st floor)
Domestic Terminal 2, Bus stop No.12 on arrival hall(1st floor)

*No bus stop at International terminal. Please take free shuttle bus to Domestic Terminal 1 or 2.

<Time table for Haneda Airport>

Dept
Terminal 2
10:45 11:55 14:35 17:35 20:00 22:00
Terminal 1 10:50 12:00 14:40 17:40 20:05 22:05

*No reservation required.

From Mobara station to Shirako town, local bus service is available. Please refer above.

By car

Nearest IC (inter change) is Shirako IC.
From Tokyo, take either Keiyo Route or Wangan Route to Chiba Higashi IC.
Then take Chiba Togane Route and Togane Kujukuri Toll way to Shirako IC
Distance from Tokyo: about 80 km (about 90 minutes)

Distance and journey time from major spots to Shirako

From Distance Time(min)
Narita Airport 54km 70min
Makuhari Messe 54km 55min
Tokyo Disney Resort 71km 70min
Haneda Airport 83km 80min
TOP