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Easy access from Tokyo! Save money while sightseeing in Chichibu with these 5 great train tickets

Easy access from Tokyo! Save money while sightseeing in Chichibu with these 5 great train tickets

Date published: 20 November 2019
Last updated: 26 November 2019

Chichibu, located in the northwestern part of Saitama Prefecture, right next to Tokyo, is a popular tourist destination where you can feel the mysterious beauty of nature and history. It takes only an hour from central Tokyo to Chichibu, where you can enjoy spectacular views, historical buildings, and traditional Japanese culture. When traveling to Chichibu, we recommended you use the railway so you can relax and enjoy the view from the windows.

Here are some great deals available for the Seibu and Chichibu Railways that you should know about when traveling to Chichibu!

How to get to Chichibu from major stations in Tokyo

How to get to Chichibu from major stations in Tokyo
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Chichibu is a great spot for a day trip as it can be reached by train in as little as 80 minutes from the center of Tokyo. Check the directions from main stations in Tokyo to Chichibu Station to find the best route.

● From Ikebukuro Station
Seibu Railway Ikebukuro Station → <Limited Express Laview・Red Arrow (~80 minutes)> → Seibu Chichibu Station

To get from Tokyo to Chichibu, the Limited Express Laview Red Arrow from Ikebukuro Station is a convenient route.

● From Tokyo Station
JR Tokyo Station → <JR Takasaki Line (~72 minutes)> → Kumagaya Station → <Chichibu Railway (~55 minutes)> → Nagatoro Station → <Chichibu Railway (~20 minutes)> → Chichibu Station

● From Shinjuku Station
JR Shinjuku Station → <JR Takasaki Line (~70 minutes)> → Kumagaya Station → <Chichibu Railway (~55 minutes)> → Nagatoro Station → <Chichibu Railway (~20 minutes)> → Chichibu Station

● From Ueno Station
JR Ueno Station → <JR Takasaki Line (~65 minutes)> → Kumagaya Station → <Chichibu Railway (~55 minutes)> → Nagatoro Station → <Chichibu Railway (~20 minutes)> → Chichibu Station

Great deals on traveling to Chichibu

Seibu Railway and Chichibu Railway, which are indispensable for a journey to Chichibu, have created “discount tickets” designed to be cheaper than normal fares. Check out the special features of each ticket and use them when sightseeing in Chichibu.

● SEIBU 1 Day Pass (Seibu Railway)

● SEIBU 1 Day Pass (Seibu Railway)
Icicles of Ashigakubo

This is a pass for foreign visitors in Japan that allows you to get on and off anywhere on the Seibu Lines (except the Tamagawa Line). This pass is perfect for people who want to go sightseeing along the Seibu lines. Check this out if you are a foreign tourist planning to visit Chichibu from Shinjuku or Ikebukuro. There are many spots along the Seibu Line where you can feel the four seasons and culture of Japan. There is also a 2-day pass that we recommended if you are looking to slip back in time to the old days of Japan while visiting the tourist area of Kawagoe, which has a townscape reminiscent of a more traditional Japan.

Validity period: Only on the date of purchase
Price: 1,000 yen
Available at: Ikebukuro Station, Seibu Shinjuku Station, Seibu Tourist Information Center Ikebukuro
Online purchase before visiting Japan https://www.seiburailway.jp/railways/tourist/english/ticket/daypass.html
Main sightseeing areas where the pass can be used: Hitsujiyama Park, Icicles of Ashigakubo, and more!

● SEIBU 1 Day Pass + Nagatoro (Seibu Railway)

● SEIBU 1 Day Pass + Nagatoro (Seibu Railway)
Red spider lilies

In addition to the “SEIBU 1 Day Pass” that allows you to get on and off anywhere throughout the Seibu Lines, except the Tamagawa Line, this pass allows you to also get on and off the Chichibu Railway from the Nogami / Nagatoro Station to Mitsumineguchi Station. For only an additional 500 yen to the "SEIBU 1 Day Pass" you can also enjoy a section of the Chichibu Railway that has access to many attractive tourist spots. What a great way to get even more enjoyment while in Chichibu! To transfer to the Chichibu Railway, head to Ohanabatake Station, a 5-minute walk away from Seibu Chichibu Station.

Validity period: Only on the date of purchase
Price: 1,500 yen
Available at: Ikebukuro Station, Seibu Shinjuku Station, Seibu Tourist Information Center Ikebukuro
Online purchase before visiting Japan:
https://www.seiburailway.jp/railways/tourist/english/ticket/daypass.html
The main sightseeing areas where the pass can be used: Nagatoro-Chichibu Fruit Farm, Kaneishisuikan Bridge, Tsukinoishi Momiji Park, and more!

● Chichibu Railway 1 Day Pass (Chichibu Railway)

● Chichibu Railway 1 Day Pass (Chichibu Railway)
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Tickets for unlimited rides throughout all the Chichibu Railway lines for one day. If you purchase an express ticket or SL numbered ticket separately, you can also take an express or SL train. There are discounts available at tourist facilities along the Chichibu Railway. This pass is perfect for those who want to enjoy hiking around Chichibu Road and is recommended for people planning to travel where tickets cost more than 720 yen one way.

Validity period: Only on the date of purchase
Available: Saturdays, Sundays, public holidays, spring break, summer break, year-end and New Year holidays, The wintersweet flowering period, The moss phlox flowering period, and the Nagatoro viewing period of the seven herbs
Price: (Adult) 1,440 yen, (Child) 720 yen
Available at: Chichibu Railway stations
The main sightseeing areas where the pass can be used: Chichibu Road Flower Tour, SL Paleo Express, Nagatoro Line Kudari, Hodosan Shrine, Chichibu Shrine, and more!

●Enjoy some leisure with the Chichibu / Nagatoro Outing Ticket (Chichibu Railway)

●Enjoy some leisure with the Chichibu / Nagatoro Outing Ticket (Chichibu Railway)

This ticket includes a round-trip ticket between Chichibu Railway Yorii Station and Nagatoro Station as well as a ticket that allows passengers to get on and off anywhere between Nagatoro Station and Mitsumineguchi Station all day. This ticket sale is limited to Yorii Station so be sure to stop at Yorii Station to get it.

Validity period: Only on the date of purchase
Available: Saturdays, Sundays, public holidays, spring break, summer break, year-end and New Year holidays, The wintersweet flowering period, The moss phlox flowering period, and the Nagatoro viewing period of the seven herbs
Price: (Adult) 1,030 yen, (Child) 520 yen
Available: Exclusive sales at the Chichibu Railway Yorii Station
The main sightseeing areas where the pass can be used: Mitsumine shrine, Chichibu Fudasho Tour, Hitsujiyama Park and more!

●Nagatoro Mankitsu Ticket (Chichibu Railway)

●Nagatoro Mankitsu Ticket (Chichibu Railway)

In addition to a round-trip ticket from Chichibu Railway Ohanabata Station to Kaminagabu Station or a round-trip ticket from Yorii Station to Higuchi Station, this ticket allows you to get on and off between Kaminagabu Station and Higuchi Station for 2 days. While it is not possible to get off and on during the round-trip ticket section, it is ideal for those who want to enjoy the Nagatoro area at a reasonable price.

Validity period: For 2 days from the date purchase
Available: All year
Price: (Adult) 890 yen, (Child) 450 yen
Available at: Chichibu Railway Yorii Station / Ohanabatake Station
The main sightseeing areas where the pass can be used: Nagataro area (Nagatoro line fall, Mt. Hodosan, and more!)

Written by: Yoko

*This information is from the time of this article's publication.
*Prices and options mentioned are subject to change.
*Unless stated otherwise, all prices include tax.

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