Shonan Shinjuku Line

Japan Train Travel: Shonan-Shinjuku Line

Shonan-Shinjuku Line 湘南新宿線

The Shonan-Shinjuku Line is best known for providing a direct line between Shinjuku and Yokohama. But this broad-reaching JR East train service makes Yokohama, and the coastal Shonan area beyond it, easily accessible even from north of the greater Tokyo region. Shonan is south-west of Tokyo on Sagami Bay, and includes the renowned resort areas of Kamakura, Fujisawa, Odawara and Hakone.

The Shonan-Shinjuku Line has no dedicated track of its own. Although considered a train line in its own right, the Shonan-Shinjuku Line uses sections of six different lines, including part of the Yamanote Line, adding a convenient long-distance, often express, transport option - generally one or two trains per hour - to the daily train schedule of each station served by the line.

The Shonan-Shinjuku Line covers a distance of over 150 km.

Shonan-Shinjuku Line, Tokyo.
Shonan-Shinjuku Line Train at Musashi-Kosugi Station
Shonan-Shinjuku Line, Tokyo.
Shonan-Shinjuku Line Train at Musashi-Kosugi Station

Shonan-Shinjuku Line History

The Shonan-Shinjuku Line was launched in 2001. Before that, north-south train travel in Tokyo was centered on Tokyo's two big eastern stations: Ueno Station and Tokyo Station, necessitating changes there. And getting from Shinjuku to Yokohama meant having to change trains at Shibuya. The Shonan-Shinjuku Line provides easy north-south continuity between via Tokyo's most-used station Shinjuku Station in the west (although, there are inevitable quirks with a line this complex, meaning some trains do actually go eastwards via Tokyo Station.)

Shonan-Shinjuku Line Layout

The main scope of the Shonan Shinjuku Line is between Omiya in the north and Ofuna in the south. At both Omiya and Ofuna, the Shonan Shinjuku Line splits both east and west.

At Omiya in the north the line splits westwards on the Takasaki Line (on up to Takasaki and Maebashi in Gunma Prefecture) and eastwards on the Utsunomiya Line (on up to Utsunomiya in Tochigi Prefecture).

At Ofuna in the south, the line splits westwards on the Tokaido Main Line (out to Odawara) and eastwards on the Yokosuka Line (down to Kamakura and then Zushi).

Shonan-Shinjuku Line, Tokyo.
Shonan-Shinjuku Line Train at Musashi-Kosugi Station

Train Services on the Shonan-Shinjuku Line

There are three services on the Shonan-Shinjuku Line: the ordinary, local futsu service stopping at every station, the express, or "rapid," kaisoku service, and the super-express, or "special rapid," tokubetsu kaisoku.

There are usually two, sometimes three or four, trains per hour in the morning and evening commuter rush hours - mostly local or rapid, with special rapid trains running mostly from mid-morning to mid- or late-afternoon.

The times of the first and last train vary widely, depending on the station and on the direction the train is heading.

Shonan-Shinjuku Line Map

See the Google Map below for a station-by-station summary of Shonan-Shinjuku train services. (Stations marked in green are local train only.) Please note:
1. The Shonan-Shinjuku Line is just one of the several train services available at each station listed on the map. Many other trains also serve each station throughout the day - they just won't take you as far or as quickly.
2. The schedule summaries visible by clicking each map marker are based on Shonan-Shinjuku Line weekday services only. Weekend, and then public holiday, schedules are slightly different.

Shonan-Shinjuku Line Stations

The Shonan-Shinjuku Line traverses sections of six different railway lines. The following is a line-by-line overview of each station on the Shonan-Shinjuku Line.

Utsunomiya Line 宇都宮線

Utsunomiya Station 宇都宮駅

Utsunomiya is the capital city of Tochigi prefecture and sights to see if you happen to be here include Futarayama Shrine, just 10 minutes' walk from the West Exit of JR Utsunomiya station, and a reconstruction of Utsunomiya Castle, about 1.5 km south-west of the station, on the other side of the Tagawa river.

There are several good hotels within five minutes' walk of Utsunomiya Station: the very handily located Chisun Hotel Utsunomiya, the Richmond Hotel Utsunomiya-ekimae with its daily breakfast buffet, and its sister hotel, the slightly cheaper Richmond Hotel Utsunomiya-ekimae Annex, the very well-equipped Daiwa Roynet Utsunomiya, and the very reasonably priced Hotel MyStays Utsunomiya.

Transfer at Utsunomiya Station to the Tohoku Shinkansen, the Nikko Line, and the Karasuyama Line.

Suzumenomiya Station 雀宮駅

Suzumenomiya Station is in Utsunomiya City. This station, with a modern, domed design dating from 2011, faces a pleasant, landscaped rotary with bus and taxi stops. The Nikko Highway (National Route 4) runs by just 400 meters west.

There are no transfers at Suzumenomiya Station.

Ishibashi Station 石橋駅

Ishibashi Station is in Shimotsuke City, Tochigi Prefecture. The front of the station features a quaint medieval European-style clock tower supposedly inspired by Grimms fairy tales. The Nikko Highway (National Route 4) runs by just 250 meters west.

There are no transfers at Ishibashi Station.

Jichiidai Station 自治医大駅

Jichiidai Station, in Shimotsuke City, Tochigi Prefecture, is named for its proximity to the Jichi Medical University (Jichi Iryo Daigaku), just 300 meters north. The Nikko Highway (National Route 4) runs by just 100 meters west.

There are no transfers at Jichiidai Station.

Koganei Station 小金井駅

Koganei Station is in Shimotsuke City, Tochigi Prefecture. The Nikko Highway (National Route 4) runs by just 100 meters west.

There are no transfers at Koganei Station.

Oyama Station 小山駅

Oyama Station is in Oyama City, Tochigi Prefecture. The Nikko Highway (National Route 4) and Oyama City Hall are just 500 meters west. Hakuoh University is 1 km west of Oyama Station.

Transfer at Oyama Station to the Ryomo Line, the Mito Line (both of which start at Oyama Station), and the Tohoku Shinkansen.

Mamada Station 間々田駅

Mamada Station is in Oyama City, Tochigi Prefecture. The Nikko Highway (National Route 4) runs by just 250 meters west.

The Shonan-Shinjuku Line trains that serve Mamada Station are local trains only. There are no transfers at Mamada Station.

Nogi Station 野木駅

Nogi Station is in Shimotsuga-gun, Tochigi Prefecture. The Nikko Highway (National Route 4) runs by 1 km west. The huge nature reserve, Watarase Ryokuchi Park, is about 2.5 km west of Nogi Station.

The Shonan-Shinjuku Line trains that serve Nogi Station are local trains only. There are no transfers at Nogi Station.

Koga Station 野木駅

Koga Station is in Koga City, Ibaraki Prefecture. Koga Historical Museum is about 10 minutes walk west of the station. Koga Golf Course is about 1.5 km west of Nogi Station, and, beyond it, the huge nature reserve, Watarase Ryokuchi Park. The Nikko Highway (National Route 4) runs by about 800 m east.

There are no transfers at Koga Station. Shin-Koga Station on the Tobu Nikko Line is 2 km west.

Kurihashi Station 栗橋駅

Kurihashi Station is in Kuki City, Saitama Prefecture. Buses leave from the East Exit. The Kurihashi International Country Club is about 1.5 km north-east of Kurihashi Station, across the Tone River. The Nikko Highway (National Route 4) runs by about 1 km east.

The Shonan-Shinjuku Line trains that serve Kurihashi Station are local trains only. Transfer at Kurihashi Station to the Tobu Nikko Line.

Higashi-Washinomiya Station 東鷲宮駅

Higashi-Washinomiya Station is in Kuki City, Saitama Prefecture. There is a big Daiei store in front of the East Exit. National Route 3 runs by about 300 m west.

The Shonan-Shinjuku Line trains that serve Higashi-Washinomiya Station are local trains only. There are no transfers at Higashi-Washinomiya Station.

Kuki Station 久喜駅

Kuki Station is in Kuki City, Saitama Prefecture. The big Cookie Plaza shopping center is out the West Exit.

Transfer at Kuki Station to the Tobu Ikesaki Line, which goes all the way north-west to Ikesaki, and has several branch lines. Changing at Ikesaki to the Ryomo Line takes you to Maebashi at the northernmost end of the other northern branch of the Shonan-Shinjuku Line, the Takasaki Line.

Shin-Shiraoka Station 新白岡駅

Shin-Shiraoka Station is in Shiraoka City, Saitama Prefecture.

The Shonan-Shinjuku Line trains that serve Shin-Shiraoka Station are local trains only. There are no transfers at Shin-Shiraoka Station.

Shiraoka Station 白岡駅

Shiraoka Station is in Shiraoka City, Saitama Prefecture.

The Shonan-Shinjuku Line trains that serve Shiraoka Station are local trains only. There are no transfers at Shiraoka Station.

Hasuda Station 蓮田駅

Hasuda Station is in Hasuda City, Saitama Prefecture.

There are no transfers at Hasuda Station.

Higashi-Omiya Station 東大宮駅

Higashi-Omiya Station is in Minuma-ku, Saitama City.

The Shonan-Shinjuku Line trains that serve Higashi-Omiya Station are local trains only. There are no transfers at Higashi-Omiya Station.

Toro Station 土呂駅

Toro Station is in Kita-ku, Saitama City. The Omiya Bonsai Art Museum, Saitama is about 4 minutes walk south-east of Toro Station.

The Shonan-Shinjuku Line trains that serve Toro Station are local trains only. There are no transfers at Toro Station.

Takasaki Line 高崎線

Maebashi Station 前橋駅

Maebashi is the capital city of Gunma prefecture and is well known for its cultural achievements.

Maebashi is on the Ryomo Line. Very few Shonan-Shinjuku Line trains serve Maebashi, and only in the very early morning and very late at night.

Shin-Maebashi Station 新前橋駅

Shin-Maebashi Station is in Maebashi City, Gunma.

Shin-Maebashi Station is on the Ryomo Line. Very few Shonan-Shinjuku Line trains serve Shin-Maebashi, and only in the very early morning (rapids) and very late at night (locals).

Transfer at Shin-Maebashi Station between the Ryomo, Joetsu and Agatsuma lines.

Ino Station 井野駅

Ino Station is in Takasaki City, Gunma.

Very few Shonan-Shinjuku Line trains serve Ino, and only in the very early morning (rapids) and very late at night (locals).

Transfer at Ino Station between the Ryomo, Joetsu and Agatsuma lines.

Takasakiton-Yamachi Station 高崎問屋町駅

Takasakiton-Yamachi Station is in Takasaki City, Gunma. The private university, Gumma Paz College, is located 800 m west of Takasakiton-Yamachi Station.

Very few Shonan-Shinjuku Line trains serve Takasakiton-Yamachi, and only in the very early morning (rapids) and very late at night (locals).

Transfer at Takasakiton-Yamachi Station between the Ryomo, Joetsu and Agatsuma lines.

Takasaki Station 高崎駅

Takasaki Station is a major station in Takasaki City, Gunma. There are extensive shopping facilities around Takasaki Station, including department stores and major electronics/home appliance stores. The Takasaki Tower Museum of Art is very near the east exit, and the Takasaki Municipal Art Gallery is just a little south of the west exit. Takasaki City Hall is about 8 minutes west of the station.

Transfer at Takasaki Station to the Joetsu Shinkansen, Hokuriku Shinkansen. Takasaki Line, Hachiko Line, Joetsu Line, Ryomo Line, Agatsuma Line, Shin'etsu Main Line, and the Joshin Line.

Numerous highway buses to destinations such as Narita Airport, Haneda Airport, Niigata, Kanazawa, Osaka, Sendai, and more, leave from Takasaki Station.

Kuragano Station 倉賀野駅

Kuragano Station is in Takasaki City, Gunma.

Southbound Shonan-Shinjuku Line trains are mainly special express from here during the middle of the day; northbound: local only.

Transfer at Kuragano Station to the Takasaki, Hachiko, and Ueno-Tokyo lines.

Shinmachi Station 新町駅(群馬)

Shinmachi Station is in Takasaki City, Gunma. The Shinmachi Branch of Takasaki City Hall is about 10 minutes walk north-east.

Southbound Shonan-Shinjuku Line trains are mainly special express from here during the middle of the day; northbound: local only.

Transfer at Shinmachi Station to the Takasaki and Ueno-Tokyo lines.

Jimbohara Station 神保原駅

Jimbohara Station is in Kodama-gun, Saitama prefecture.

Southbound Shonan-Shinjuku Line trains are mainly special express from here, during the middle of the day; northbound: local only.

There are no transfers at Jimbohara Station.

Honjo Station 本庄駅

Honjo Station is in Honjo City, Saitama prefecture. The area around Honjo Station is marked by a particularly high concentration of dental and medical clinics.

Southbound Shonan-Shinjuku Line trains are mainly special express from here, during the middle of the day; northbound: local only.

There are no transfers at Honjo Station.

Okabe Station 岡部駅

Okabe Station is in Fukaya City, Saitama prefecture. Fukaya City Hall is about 5 minutes walk west from Exit 2 of Okabe Station. Saitama Institute of Technology is about 12 minutes walk south of the station.

Southbound Shonan-Shinjuku Line trains are mainly special express from here, during the middle of the day; northbound: local only.

Transfer at Okabe Station to the Ueno-Tokyo Line.

Fukaya Station 深谷駅

Fukaya Station is in Fukaya City, Saitama prefecture. Fukaya Station is an architectural folly, being a huge, grandiose brick-facade structure modeled on Tokyo Station. This is because the bricks for Tokyo Station were made at a factory near here. The Hotel Route-Inn Fukaya Ekimae is a 1 minute walk stright ahead from the North Exit, with the business hotel AB Hotel Fukaya just a little beyond it.

Shonan-Shinjuku Line trains heading south from here are mainly special express, during the middle of the day, with northbound services being local only.

Shonan-Shinjuku Line trains heading south from here are mainly special express, during the middle of the day, with northbound services being local only.

In spite of its size and image, there are no transfers at Fukaya Station.

Kagohara Station 籠原駅

Kagohara Station is in Kumagaya City, Saitama prefecture. E'Site Kagohara is a 3-story shopping center near the North Exit. Hotel Cityfield is a 1 minute walk from the South Exit.

Transfer at Kagohara Station to the Ueno-Tokyo Line.

Kumagaya Station 熊谷駅

Kumagaya Station is a big station in Kumagaya City, Saitama prefecture, with a lot of shopping around it, especially out the Sakura Hiroba Exit. Smile Hotel Kumagaya is just to the north, as is the interesting King Ambassador Hotel Kumagaya, with both Western and Japanese style rooms, and a touch of flamboyance about it.

Transfer at Kumagaya Station to the Ueno-Tokyo Line, the Chichibu Main Line, the Joetsu Shinkansen (but no Toki service) and the Hokuriku Shinkansen (but no Kagayaki or Hakutaka services).

Gyoda Station 行田駅

Gyoda Station is in Gyoda City, Saitama prefecture.

There are no transfers at Gyoda Station.

Fukiage Station 吹上駅(埼玉)

Fukiage Station is in Kohnosu City, Saitama prefecture. Konosu is known as the "Flower Town" for its several flower markets which serve the Tokyo area. There is a branch office of Kohnosu City Hall about 2 minutes walk south of the station.

There are no transfers at Fukiage Station.

Kita-Konosu Station 北鴻巣駅

Kita-Konosu Station is in Kohnosu City, Saitama prefecture.

Transfer at Kita-Konosu Station to the Ueno-Tokyo Line.

Konosu Station 鴻巣駅

Konosu Station is in Kohnosu City, Saitama prefecture. Konosu Station is the northernmost station on the Takasaki Line that has more than just local Shonan-Shinjuku trains traveling northwards, as opposed to just southwards. An hourly special rapid train runs northwards, too, between about 11 am and 6 pm.

Transfer at Konosu Station to the Ueno-Tokyo Line.

Kitamoto Station 北本駅

Kitamoto Station is in Kitamoto City, Saitama prefecture.

There are no transfers at Kitamoto Station.

Okegawa Station 桶川駅

Okegawa Station is in Okegawa City, Saitama prefecture. The big Tobu Store Okegawa is a minute's walk from the West Exit.

Transfer at Okegawa Station to the Ueno-Tokyo Line.

Kita-Ageo Station 北上尾駅

Kita-Ageo Station is in Ageo City, Saitama prefecture. The PaPa Ageo Shopping Avenue is just outside the West Exit.

There are no transfers at Kita-Ageo Station.

Ageo Station 上尾駅

Ageo Station is in Ageo City, Saitama prefecture. There is quite a large shopping area around Ageo Station. Ageo Station's claim to fame is the Ageo Riots of March 13, 1973, when thousands of commuters ransacked the station in response to an industrial go-slow by railway workers there.

There are no transfers at Kita-Ageo Station.

Miyahara Station 宮原駅

Miyahara Station is in Kita ward of Saitama City. The Miyahara Branch Office of the Saitama Kita Ward Office is just outside the East Exit.

There are no transfers at Miyahara Station.

Tohoku Main Line 東北本線

Omiya Station 大宮駅(埼玉)

Omiya Station is a major station in Omiya Ward, Saitama City. It serves numerous lines and is located in the middle of a large, bustling commercial district. The Railway Museum is one stop north on the New Shuttle.

Transfer at Omiya Station to the Tohoku-Joetsu Shinkansen, the Tohoku Main Line (Utsunomiya Line), the Takasaki Line, the Ueno-Tokyo Line, the Keihin-Tohoku Line, the Saikyo Line, the Kawagoe Line, the Tobu Noda Line and the New Shuttle (Ina Line).

Urawa Station 浦和駅

Urawa Station is a major station in Urawa Ward, which is the administrative center of Saitama City. The Urawa Washington Hotel is 5 minutes walk from the West Exit. There are large retail facilities both east and west of the station, with the big Urawa Parco shopping complex just to the east. Saitama Prefectural Office and the Saitama District Court are about 10 minutes west, and Saitama City Office about 12 minutes walk north-west, of Urawa Station.

Transfer at Urawa Station to the Keihin-Tohoku Line, the Utsunomiya Line, and the Takasaki Line.

Akabane Station 赤羽駅

Akabane Station is in Kita Ward, Tokyo. The Daiwa Roynet Hotel Tokyo Akabane and the Hotel Mid In Akabane Ekimae are very near the East Exit. The station is surrounded by dining and shopping opportunitiies.

Transfer at Akabane Station to the Keihin-Tohoku Line, the Saikyo Line, the Utsunomiya Line, and the Takasaki Line. Akabane-iwabuchi Station on the Tokyo Metro Namboku Subway Line and the Saitama Rapid Railway Line is 8 minutes walk north of Akabane Station.

Yamanote Line 山手線

Ikebukuro Station 池袋駅

Ikebukuro Station is in Toshima Ward, Tokyo in one of Tokyo's biggest shopping and entertainment areas. Read more about Ikebukuro Station.

Transfer at Ikebukuro Station to the Yamanote Line, the Saikyo Line, the Seibu Ikebukuro Line, the Tobu Tojo Line, the Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line, Tokyo Metro Yurakucho Line, and the Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin Line.

Shinjuku Station 新宿駅

Shinjuku Station is in Shinjuku Ward, Tokyo and is Tokyo's busiest station, located in Tokyo's biggest shopping, dining, and entertainment district. Read more about Shinjuku Station. To nearby Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden is just a 10 minute walk from the east or south exits of the station.

Transfer at Shinjuku Station to the Yamanote Line, the Chuo-Sobu Line, the Saikyo Line, the Seibu Ikebukuro Line, the JR Narita Express (NEX), the Odakyu Odawara Line, the Keio Line, the Keio New Line, the Seibu Shinjuku Line, the Toei Oedo Subway Line, the Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Subway Line and the Tokyo Metro Shinjuku Subway Line.

Shibuya Station 渋谷駅

Shibuya Station is in Shibuya Ward, Tokyo, in the middle of Tokyo's number one youth fashion district. Read about Shibuya shopping.

Transfer at Shibuya Station to the JR Yamanote Line, the JR Saikyo Line, the JR Shonan Shinjuku Line, the Narita Express (N'EX) service, the Den-en Toshi Line, the Hanzomon Subway Line, the Tokyu Toyoko Line, the Fukutoshin Subway Line and the Keio Inokashira Line

Ebisu Station 恵比寿駅

Ebisu Station incorporates the big Atre Ebisu shopping and dining building. Nearby Ebisu Station is the "city within a city" known as Yebisu Garden Place, which includes the Museum of Yebisu Beer. The Liquid Room is a famous Tokyo nightclub just three minutes' walk west of Ebisu Station. The trendy Daikanyama district is about 10 minutes walk east of Ebisu Station.

Transfer at Ebisu Station to the JR Yamanote Line and the JR Saikyo Line. The Tokyo Metro Hibiya Subway Line is just outside the West Exit of Ebisu Station.

Osaki Station 大崎駅

Osaki Station in Tokyo's Shinagawa ward is the commercial center of the ward (as opposed to Shinagawa Station a kilometer north-east which is more for those passing through). Osaki is a big, modern concentration of offices, shopping, dining and entertainment, mainly on its east side, with the nearby Otani New City shopping mall with the Shinagawa Cultural Foundation's very mod O Art Gallery (free entry) on the 2F showing "citizens' art" and, just southwards, the massive "city-within-a-city" of Gate City Ohsaki with its Gate City Plaza restaurant complex. Rishho University is about 6 minutes walk from the West Exit of Osaki Station. The New Otani Inn Tokyo is just outside the East Exit, and the Daiwa Roynet Hotel Tokyo Osaki is 2 minutes from the West Exit. The traditional and reasonably priced Japanese guesthouse, Ryokan Sansuiso, is about a 3 minute taxi ride north from Osaki Station.

Transfer at Osaki Station to the JR Yamanote Line, the JR Saikyo Line and the TWR Rinkai Line. The Saikyo Line technically terminates at Osaki Station, but many Saikyo Line trains continue on on the Rinkai Line tracks through to Odaiba and as far as Shin-Kiba (however, the section past Osaki is not covered by the Japan Rail Pass, as the Rinkai Line is not a JR line.)

Tokaido Main Line 東海道本線

Nishi Oi Station 西大井駅

Nishi Oi Station is in Shinagawa ward, Tokyo. At the south-west end of Nishi-Oi Station is the grave of the famous Japanese prime minister, Hirobumi Ito (1841-1909)

Transfer at Nishi-Oi to the Yokosuka Line.

Musashi-Kosugi Station 武蔵小杉駅

Musashi-Kosugi Station is in Nakahara Ward, Kawasaki City. "Musashi-Kosugi Station" is actually made up of two stations belonging to different railway companies, and one of those stations comprises two different buildings.

The Japan Rail "two-building station" has a north-east ground-level building, and a south-west elevated building serving different lines, both buildings being joined by a 400 meter walkway.
Tokyu Railway's "Musashi-Kosugi Station" is right next to the north-east station building and serves the Tokyu Toyoko and Tokyu Meguro lines.

JR's ground-level north-west station building, with platforms 1 and 2, serves the Nambu Line. JR's elevated south-eastern station building, with platforms 3 and 4, serves the Yokosuka Line (the Yokosuka Line being another name for this section of the Tokaido Main Line) on which the Shonan-Shinjuku Line and Narita Express run.

The Richmond Hotel Premier Musashikosugi, one of Kawasaki's best reasonably priced hotels, is near the "Yokosuka Line Exit" (Shin-nan Ticket Wicket) of the Musashi-Kosugi Station building for the Shonan-Shinjuku Line. The other station building, to the north-west, has more shopping and dining facilities around it.

Transfer at Musashi-Kosugi Station to the Yokosuka Line, the Narita Express, the Shonan-Shinjuku Line's own Super View Odoriko service, the Nambu Line, the Tokyu Toyoko Line and the Tokyu Meguro Line.

Shin-Kawasaki Station 新川崎駅

Shin-Kawasaki Station is in Saiwai Ward, Kawasaki City. Yumemigasaki Zoo Park is about 8 minutes walk west of the station. Kashimada Station on the Nambu Line is 4 minutes walk east of Shin-Kawasaki Station. Most of the shopping is on the east side of the station.

Transfer at Shin-Kawasaki Station to Yokosuka Line trains and to the Nambu Line (Kashimada Station).

Yokohama Station 横浜駅

Yokohama Station, in Nishi Ward, Yokohama City, is a major railway hub and one of the busiest stations in Japan.

Transfer at Yokohama Station to the Tokaido Main Line, the Keihin-Tohoku Line, the Yokosuka Line, the Yokohama Line, the Negishi Line, the Keikyu Line, the Sagami Line, the Tokyu Tokoyo Line, the Minatomirai Line, and the Yokohama Municipal Subway Blue Line (B20).

Hodogaya Station 保土ヶ谷駅

Hodogaya Station is in Hodogaya Ward, Yokohama City. The West Exit is surrounded by a small shopping area. The East Exit has a walkway over the Tokaido Highway (National Highway 1) to a bus station.

Transfer at Hodogaya Station to the local Yokosuka Line train.

Higashi-Totsuka Station 東戸塚駅

Higashi-Totsuka Station is in Totsuka Ward, Yokohama City. The East Exit has a walkway to extensive shopping facilities that include department stores.

Transfer at Higashi-Totsuka Station to the local Yokosuka Line train.

Totsuka Station 戸塚駅

Totsuka Station is in Totsuka Ward, Yokohama City. This busy station is in the middle of a heavily built-up commercial area, surrounded by stores, malls, supermarkets, department stores and banks. Totsuka Ward Office is just out the East Exit. The Kashio River runs alongside the station.

Transfer at Totsuka Station to the local Yokosuka Line train, the Narita Express, the Tokaido Line, and the Yokohama Municipal Subway Blue Line.

Ofuna Station 大船駅

Ofuna Station is in Kamakura City, Kanagawa Prefecture. This 11-track station is in the middle of a heavily built-up commercial area, surrounded by stores, malls, supermarkets, department stores and banks - starting with the Lumine Wing mall that occupies the station's east exit. The Kashio River runs alongside the station. Ofuna Kannon Temple with its 25 meter (82 foot) high Buddha statue - clearly visible from the station - is just 2 minutes walk west of the river. Josenji Temple and its extensive man-made Taya Cave complex is a short bus ride north of Ofuna Station.

There is a large bus stop area on the east side of the station just south of the Shonan Monorail Station, another out of the West Exit across the Kashio River and then another just south of it.

Transfer at Ofuna Station to the local Yokosuka Line train, the Tokaido Main Line, the Narita Express, the Negishi Line, and Yokohama Line and the Shonan Monorail.

From Ofuna, some Shonan-Shinjuku Line trains continue on to the Yokosuka Line, which branches eastwards.

Fujisawa Station 藤沢駅

Fujisawa Station is in Fujisawa City, Kanagawa Prefecture. The area surrounding the station is heavily built up with ample shopping and dining opportunities in any direction. Buses depart from the North Exit.

The Sotetsu Fresa Inn Fujisawa-Minamiguchi is right next to the South Exit of the station, the 8 Hotel is another minute's walk on, and the Hotel Hokke Club Shonan Fujisawa about 5 minutes walk from the South Exit. The Hotel Wing International Shonan Fujisawa is 3 minutes walk from the North Exit.

Transfer at Fujisawa Station for other services on the Tokaido Line, including the Shonan Liner; for the Odakyu Enoshima Line, and - 2 minutes walk from the South Exit - the Enoshima Electric Railway.

Tsujido Station 辻堂駅

Tsujido Station is in Fujisawa City, Kanagawa Prefecture. The area just outside the North Exit of the station has shopping malls and supermarkets. Buses depart from both the North Exit and South Exit of the station.

Transfer at Tsujido Station for other train services on the Tokaido Line.

Chigasaki Station 茅ヶ崎駅

Chigasaki Station is in Chigasaki City, Kanagawa Prefecture. Buses depart from both the North Exit and South Exit of the station. Chigasaki City Hall is 5 minutes walk from the North Exit. The Tokaido Highway (National Highway No.1) is 360 meters north of Chigasaki Station.

The reasonably priced Toyoko Inn Shonan Chigasaki-eki Kita-guchi Hotel is six minutes' walk north from the North Exit of Chigasaki Station.

Transfer at Chigasaki Station for the Sagami Line (Chigasaki Station is the terminal station), and for other train services on the Tokaido Line, including the Shonan Liner.

Hiratsuka Station 平塚駅

Hiratsuka Station is in Hiratsuka City, Kanagawa Prefecture. There is a shopping mall immediately out the North Exit. Buses depart from both north and south exits. Hiratsuka City Hall is 11 minutes walk from the North Exit. The (very modern) Hiratsuka Museum of Art is 12 minutes walk from the North Exit. The Tokaido Highway (National Highway No.1) is 600 meters north of Hiratsuka Station.

The Grand Hotel Kanachu Hiratsuka is less than a minute's walk from the South Exit.

Transfer at Hiratsuka Station for other train services on the Tokaido Line.

Oiso Station 大磯駅

Oiso Station is a very small station in Naka-gun, Kanagawa Prefecture, and from Exit 1 (on the south side) it is less than 10 minutes walk to Oiso Beach, across the Tokaido Highway (National Highway No.1).

Transfer at Oiso Station for other train services on the Tokaido Line.

Ninomiya Station 二宮駅

Ninomiya Station is in Naka-gun, Kanagawa Prefecture. There is a Tourist Information Center near the North Exit, and, a little beyond it, the Ninomiya Town Office. Radiant Flower Hill Park is a pleasant public park less than a kilometer north-east of Ninomiya Station.

The Oiso Prince Hotel in the beautiful Oiso Long Beach resort is 2 km east of the station along the nearby Tokaido Highway (National Highway No.1), and Oiso Golf Course is about 1.5 km away in the same direction.

Transfer at Ninomiya Station for other train services on the Tokaido Line.

Kozu Station (Kanagawa) 国府津駅 (神奈川)

Kozu Station is in Odawara City, Kanagawa Prefecture. The seaside is less than a minute's walk from Kozu Station, across the Seisho Bypass road. Kozu is the terminal station of the Gotemba Line, which ends at Numazu.

Transfer at Kozu Station for the Gotemba Line and other train services on the Tokaido Line.

Kamonomiya Station (Kanagawa) 鴨宮駅(神奈川)

Kamonomiya Station is in Odawara City, Kanagawa Prefecture. There are some stores and restaurants around the station, but the nearest shopping malls and supermarkets to Kanomiya Station are about 10-15 minutes' walk north, and north-west in the adjoining Nakazato district.

Transfer at Kamonomiya Station for other train services on the Tokaido Line.

Odawara Station 小田原駅

Odawara Station is in Odawara City, Kanagawa Prefecture. Odawara Castle is 10 minutes' walk from the East Exit. The seaside is just over 1 km south-east of Odawara Station as the crow flies.

Odawara's main use is as a transfer point to go to the resort area of Hakone. Transfer at Odawara Station for other train services on the Tokaido Line, the Tokaido Shinkansen, the Odawara Line (Odakyu Electric Railway), the Daiyuzan Line (Izu-Hakone Railway), and the Hakone Tozan Line.

Yokosuka Line 横須賀線

The Yokosuka Line section of the Shonan-Shinjuku Line branches off at Ofuna Station.

Kita-Kamakura Station 北鎌倉駅

Around Kita-Kamakura Station are numerous imposing and picturesque temples, such as Engakuji with its massive bell, Shozokuin a sub-temple of Engakuji with its Shariden housing a tooth said to be of the Buddha, Tokeiji the "Divorce Temple," Jochiji with its "Nectar Well," Meigetsuin the "Hydrangea Temple," Kenchoji the "grandfather of Japan's Zen temples," Ennoji dedicated to the "Ten Judges of Hell," and various sub-temples - within easy walking distance.

The station building is by the platform for Tokyo-bound trains. Changing to the other platform involves crossing a level crossing. However, the station is barrier-free, and includes an elevator.

Transfer at Kita-kamakura Station to Yokosuka Line trains.

Kamakura Station 鎌倉駅

Kamakura Station is in richly historical Kamakura.

Kamakura Station is the terminal station of the Enoshima Electric Railway, next to the JR station.

Transfer at Kamakura Station to Yokosuka Line trains and the Enoshima Electric Railway (from the West Exit).

Zushi Station 逗子駅

Zushi Station is in Zushi City and is the last Shonan-Shinjuku Line stop on the Yokosuka Line (although the Yokosuka Line continues on for five more stations, ending at Kurihama). Zushi Station's "West Exit" is actually on its north side, and the "East Exit" is actually on the station's south side. The "East Exit" is where most of the commercial and other facilities are to be found, and is where local buses and taxis leave from. Zushi City Hall is 3 minutes walk south of the station.

Transfer at Zushi Station to local Yokosuka Line trains as well as the Narita Express.

Read about the JR Rail Pass for discount tourist travel on JR lines.


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