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Watarase Keikoku Railway
Watarase Keikoku Railway is the local line that runs from Kiryu Station in Kiryu, Gunma, to Mato Station in Nikko, Tochigi. Aside from the normal trains, two kinds of tram trains “Torokko Watarase Keikoku Go” and “Torokko Wasshi Go” run mainly on weekends and holidays (the schedule depends on season). The torokko train, which has no windows, runs through in the clean and beautiful valley. We especially recommend that you visit in spring and fall. There is also a hot spring at the station along this railway.
- 1603-1 Omamacho Omama, Midori-shi, Gunma (Watarase Keikoku Tetsudo CO., LTD.)
- Contact No.
- Walk from Watarase Keikoku Tetsudo
- Opening Hours / Holidays
- Depending on season.
- Official Website
- Time Required
- 2.5 hours
- Admission fee
- Numbered ticket for torrokko train: Adults (older than Junior high student) 510 yen, Children (Elementary student) 260 yen
※ Some information is displayed in Japanese and machine-translated English, which may not be accurate.
For the latest information, please check the official website for each spot.
Enjoy the beautiful valley
Spring and fall are great seasons to ride the Watarase Keikoku Railway. You can enjoy cherry blossoms and peach blossoms in spring and red leaves in fall from the train. Since you can feel the wind in your hair while you watch cherry blossoms and red leaves, it is very refreshing.
Cherry blossom in spring
Red leaves in fall
Mizunuma Station Onsen Center
On the Watarase Keikoku Railway, it’s possible to drop by a hot spring on your way. Mizunuma Station Onsen Center is the only facility in the Kanto area that has a hot spring inside the station. You can relax in an open-air bath, indoor bath, or sauna.
Enjoy traveling with Ekiben
To eat delicacies unique to the area is one of the joys of travel. There are two kinds of Ekiben, bento boxex, in the train: Yamato-buta (pork) bento, and Torokko bento. It’s best to make a reservation in advance because the number of bento boxes is limited.