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Iroha

Service interval: Utsunomiya to Nikko Stations

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The Iroha operates on the Nikko Line with a one-car 205-series train built to provide sightseers a more pleasant time when traveling. The nickname "Iroha" is taken from the Iroha-zaka Winding Roads and the general term iroha, which refers to the ABCs. The Nikko Line is the start of an adventure in Nikko, represented by the interior decorations which evoke many of Nikko's charms.

Car interior

Large cross seats

The two exit doors are placed on the same side to increase the available space on the train.

Large cross seats

Flower-patterned seats

The seat fabric is adorned with a pattern of daylilies.

Flower-patterned seats

Wood hand straps and handrails for easy grasping

The hand straps and handrails are made of wood for easy grasping.

Wood hand straps and handrails for easy grasping

Information for visitors to Japan

Information for visitors to Japan is provided on the train.

Information for visitors to Japan

Large baggage storage space

Space is provided for the storage of large baggage such as trunks.

Large baggage storage space

Icons used to represent various aspects of Nikko

The icon motifs found in the train include the sculptures of Tosho-gu Shrine, Mt. Nantai, Kegon Falls, and other features of Nikko.

Icons used to represent various aspects of Nikko

Car layout

  • Nikko
  • Utsunomiya
  • Car no.1, Car no.2, Car no.3, Car no.4

Regular stops

Regular stops

Note:

  • The station stops are subject to change.

Route & Timetables

Iroha (Outbound)

Stops Outbound Outbound Outbound Outbound Outbound Outbound Outbound Outbound Outbound
Utsunomiya 7:16 (dep.)* 7:59 (dep.)* 8:40 (dep.) 10:20 (dep.) 12:20 (dep.) 14:30 (dep.) 16:24 (dep.) 18:03 (dep.)* 18:45 (dep.)*
Tsuruta 7:22 (dep.) 8:06 (dep.) 8:46 (dep.) 10:25 (dep.) 12:26 (dep.) 14:35 (dep.) 16:30 (dep.) 18:08 (dep.) 18:51 (dep.)
Kanuma 7:30 (arr.) 8:14 (arr.) 8:55 (dep.) 10:35 (dep.) 12:36 (dep.) 14:45 (dep.) 16:40 (dep.) 18:17 (arr.) 18:59 (arr.)
Fubasami 9:03 (dep.) 10:43 (dep.) 12:44 (dep.) 14:53 (dep.) 16:47 (dep.)
Shimotsuke-Ōsawa 9:09 (dep.) 10:50 (dep.) 12:50 (dep.) 14:59 (dep.) 16:54 (dep.)
Imaichi 9:16 (dep.) 10:56 (dep.) 12:56 (dep.) 15:06 (dep.) 17:07 (dep.)
Nikkō 9:23 (arr.) 11:04 (arr.) 13:03 (arr.) 15:14 (arr.) 17:14 (arr.)
Stops Outbound Outbound Outbound Outbound Outbound Outbound Outbound Outbound Outbound
  • * The above information is current as of August 2020.
  • * (*) Bound for Kanuma
  • * The times and stops listed above may be subject to change.
  • * Iroha cars have two doors. Check the boarding position on the platform.
  • * Different cars may be used when the usual ones are undergoing inspections etc.

Iroha (Inbound)

Stops Inbound Inbound Inbound Inbound Inbound Inbound Inbound Inbound Inbound
Utsunomiya 7:52 (arr.) 8:35 (arr.) 10:15 (arr.) 12:05 (arr.) 13:51 (arr.) 16:08 (arr.) 17:58 (arr.) 18:37 (arr.) 19:17 (arr.)
Tsuruta 7:46 (dep.) 8:29 (dep.) 10:09 (dep.) 12:00 (dep.) 13:45 (dep.) 16:02 (dep.) 17:53 (dep.) 18:31 (dep.) 19:12 (dep.)
Kanuma 7:36 (dep.) 8:20 (dep.) 10:01 (dep.) 11:51 (dep.) 13:36 (dep.) 15:54 (dep.) 17:44 (dep.) 18:22 (dep.) 19:03 (dep.)
Fubasami 9:53 (dep.) 11:43 (dep.) 13:29 (dep.) 15:46 (dep.) 17:37 (dep.)
Shimotsuke-Ōsawa 9:47 (dep.) 11:37 (dep.) 13:23 (dep.) 15:40 (dep.) 17:30 (dep.)
Imaichi 9:41 (dep.) 11:31 (dep.) 13:17 (dep.) 15:34 (dep.) 17:24 (dep.)
Nikkō 9:34 (dep.) 11:24 (dep.) 13:10 (dep.) 15:27 (dep.) 17:18 (dep.)
Stops Inbound Inbound Inbound Inbound Inbound Inbound Inbound Inbound Inbound
  • * The above information is current as of August 2020.
  • * (*) Bound for Kanuma.
  • * The times and stops listed above may be subject to change.
  • * Iroha cars have two doors. Check the boarding position on the platform.
  • * Different cars may be used when the usual ones are undergoing inspections etc.

Calendar

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Days marked with Green circle indicate the days this train is in service.

August 2020 Calendar
Sun. Mon. Tue. Wed. Thu. Fri. Sat.
           
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This train is in service on the following days in August 2020.

1st to 4th, 6th to 31st

September 2020 Calendar
Sun. Mon. Tue. Wed. Thu. Fri. Sat.
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This train is in service on the following days in September 2020.

1st, 4th to 30th
  • * The above information is current as of August 2020.
  • * Service dates may be subject to change.

How to purchase

Tickets for the Iroha are not available for sale outside of Japan. There are multiple ways to purchase tickets as follows.

Passes:
Purchase a pass that is for foreign visitors to Japan and covers the travel area. Recommended passes when visiting Japan
Tickets:
Available for sale at JR EAST Travel Service Centers and your local JR Ticket Office (Midori-no-madoguchi).

Note: Not all services are available on certain trains when boarding with a pass or a ticket.