From my previous post I have covered on how to get to Nikko by changing train at Utsunomiya station, and now I am going to touch on the direct train access to Nikko and getting back to the city.
As you all know that I have missed my direct train from Shinjuku to Nikko and got to take a longer but yet fun route down. But my plan for this trip was to sit on the direct train at least once and yes, I got the chance which at first I thought we would miss it again.
This post was actually not on the list when I planned my itinerary, but you all know that even though you have made a perfect plan for your trip unforeseen event will still happen.
I have actually got the reserved seat ticket to Nikko on the first day when we got to Japan at the airport for our direct train from Shinjuku station, however, we missed the train and had to transfer train at Utsunomiya Station.
We were deciding whether to stay in Ikebukuro or Shinjuku. After weighing the pros and cons, I decided we should stay at Kadoya Hotel. Looking for a hotel with a triple bed can be quite difficult in Japan because their rooms are not big and hotels with triple beds are mainly chain hotels or 5 star and above hotels, which is above our budget. The other options left would be staying in Airbnb, which we all didn’t want to.
A guide for getting to/from Narita International Airport to the city.
Hopping onto N’EX Train is the most comfortable and convenient way, however, it is only applicable if you are staying near to the station. Otherwise, there other options available from what I have covered before for example, the Skyliner and express train.