CHICHIBU RAILWAY ENGLISH GUIDE

Chichibu Railway

The Chichibu Railway is a railway that cuts across the northern part of Saitama Prefecture from East to West and totals 71.7 kilomaeters in length.
In addition to electric railcars, a steam locomotive from bygone years runs on the tracks and passengers can take in the sights of rice paddies, the Arakawa River gorge and the Chichibu mountain range from the train windows.
  • The Chichibu Railway on a map of Japan
  • How to ride

    券売機

    駅窓口

    Purchasing Tickets

    [1]Buy your ticket at a ticket vending machine.
    [2]Check the fare to your destination on the map of routes above the ticket vending machine.
    [3]Check your fare, and then insert your money.
    [4]Press the button for the fare to your destination.
    [5]Ticket vending machines also have bottuns for buying multiple tickets and child fare tickets.
    [6]Collect your ticket.

    At the ticket gates

    [1]After buying your ticket, proceed to the platform via the ticket gates.
    [2]Show your ticket to station staff at the ticket gates.

    *Buy tickets for cash.
    *You can not use IC cards( Suica, PASMO and more) and credit cards on Chichibu Railway Line.
    *Do not bend or tear your ticket.
    *Hold on to your ticket until you exit the station at your destination. If you lost your tickets, you will be charged again.

    Tickets

    Chichibu Railway 1-Day pass

    Unlimited rides available on Chichibu Railway Line.
  • Expiration date: The date of purchase
  • Sales locations: The Chichibu Railway stations
  • Fare: Adults 1,470yen / Children 740yen

    Chichibu and Nagatoro 1-Day Pass

    A regular round-trip ticket from Yorii station to Nagatoro station, and unlimited rides between Nagatoro from Mitsumineguchi stations.
  • Expiration date: The date of purchase
  • Sales locations: Yorii station only
  • Fare: Adults 1,050yen / Children 530yen

    Nagatoro 2-Days Pass

    [A regular round-trip ticket from Yorii station to Higuchi station] or [A regular round-trip ticket from Ohanabatake station to Kaminagatoro station], and unlimited rides between Higuchi from Kaminagatoro stations.
  • Expiration date: 2 days from the date of purchase
  • Sales locations: Yorii and Ohanabatake stations
  • Fare: Adults 890yen / Children 450yen

    *Adults(age 12 and over) / Children(age 6 to 11)
    *Do not dend or tear your ticket.
    *Hold on to your ticket until you exit the station at your destination. If you lost your ticket, you will be charged again.
    *If you lost your ticket, it will not be reissued.
    *You need extra fare when you take The Chichibu-ji express train or the steam locomotive.
    *This ticket offers discount or benefit at supporting stores. ( http://chichitetsu.info/otoku/ ) **Japanese only

    Sightseeing

    Steam Locomotive The Paleo Express

    The Paleo Express

    The Paleo Express is the closest running steam locomotive to the Tokyo metropolitan area.
    *No operation in 2020

    Kotatsubune

    Kotatsubune

    It is a ship with a kotatsu. The “kotatsu” is a Japanese table with a built-in heater and a blanket that covers all four sides and traps the heat underneath.

    Wintersweet Garden spread across the summit of Mt. Hodosan in Nagatoro

    Wintersweet garden

    In the Nagatoro Hodosan Wintersweet Garden spread across the summit of Mt. Hodosan in Nagatoro, there are 2500 wintersweet trees dispersed over a 10,000 square meter slope.

    Three major icicle in chichibu

    Three major icicles in Chichibu

    A natural winter beauty spot with the icicles created by winter’s severe cold. Linghting-up these scenes at night make an attractive tourist spot.
    ●Misotsuchi Icicles(Chichibu city)
    ●Onouchi hyakkei Icicles(Ogano town)
    ●Ashigakubo Icicles(Yokoze town)

    Three major shrine in Chichibu

    Three major shrines in Chichibu

    Hodosan Jinja, Chichibu Jinja, Mitsumine Jinja are famous shrines that called “Chichibu Sanja”. It means Three major Shrines in Chichibu.
    ●Hodosan Jinja(Nagatoro town)
    ●Chichibu Jinja(Chichibu city)
    ●Mitsumineguchi Jinja(Chichibu city)