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Guidance for Visitors

Hatcho-no-Yu is a mountain lodge located at an altitude of 1,300 meters.
Please make sure to check weather conditions and transportation methods below in advance before your visit.

Private vehicles are prohibited to enter Hatcho-no-Yu because it is located inside Nikko National Park. We are afraid to trouble you, but please park your vehicle at the "Meoto-Buchi" free parking lot, then take a free shuttle bus from the Meoto-Buchi parking lot. Since the advance reservation is required for this shuttle bus, please make sure to book your visit to Hatcho-no-Yu in advance.

[ For Car Drivers and Motorcyclists ] Please make sure to set the destination of your car navigation system to "Meotobuchi Parking". If you set "Hatcho-no-Yu" as your destination, you cannot arrive here because no directions appear on navigation systems. Also, please make sure check the below info before your visit.

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Surrounding Conditions as of June 11, 2018.

Closed Days& Events Calendar

There are closed days at Hatcho-no-Yu. Please make sure to check first that your visit schedule does not match our closed days.
We have many attractive events regularly, please check it below the calendar.

Closed Days

Transportation to Hatcho-no-Yu: Instructions and Precautions

Private vehicles are prohibited to enter Hatcho-no-Yu because it is located inside Nikko National Park.
We are afraid to trouble you, but please park your vehicle at the Meotobuchi free parking lot.

Please make sure to set the destination of your car navigation system to "Meotobuchi Parking".
If you set "Hatcho-no-Yu" as your destination, you cannot arrive here because no directions appear on navigation systems.

Everyone including car drivers and motorcyclists needs to take the free shuttle bus. Please make sure to book your visit in advance to use this bus.
* Everyone from all transportation routes/methods is guided to take the shuttle bus from "Meotobuchi Parking".

Address of "Meotobuchi Parking" ... 880 Kawamata, Nikko-shi, Tochigi-ken, 321-2717, Japan

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Access By Private Vehicle

"Meotobuchi" Municipal Free Parking Lot * There are restrooms.

Precautions on Car Navigation Setting
Please make sure to set the destination of your car navigation system to "Meotobuchi Parking".
If you set "Hatcho-no-Yu" as your destination, you cannot arrive here because no directions appear on navigation systems.

Everyone including car drivers and motorcyclists needs to take the free shuttle bus. Please make sure to book your visit in advance to use this bus.
* Beyond Meotobuchi Parking, private vehicles are prohibited to enter Hatcho-no-Yu.

Address of "Meotobuchi Parking" ... 880 Kawamata, Nikko-shi, Tochigi-ken, 321-2717, Japan

From
Utsunomiya
Interchange
National Route 119 : ~15 min
Imaichi IC
National Route 121 : ~20 min
Kinugawa Onsen
 
Prefectural Road 23 : ~50 min
 
Kawamata Dam
Prefectural Road 23 : ~30 min
From
Nishinasuno-Shiobara
Interchange
 
National Route 400..121 : ~50 min
 
Nakamiyori
Prefectural Road 23 : ~20 min
Kawaji Dam
Prefectural Road 23 : ~30 min
Kawamata Dam
Prefectural Road 23 : ~30 min
From
Aizu-Wakamatsu
Interchange
National Route 118..289 : ~60 min
Aizu-Tajima
National Route 121 : ~40 min
Nakamiyori
Prefectural Road 23 : ~20 min
Kawaji Dam
Prefectural Road 23 : ~30 min
Kawamata Dam
Prefectural Road 23 : ~30 min
From
Numata
Interchange
Normal Road : ~90 min
Konsei Pass
Normal Road : ~20 min
Kotoku Ranch
Normal Road : ~50 min
San-noh Forest Road
 
Normal Road : ~30 min
 

By Public Transit

From Shinjuku
JR (Limited Express "Spacia") : ~120 min
From Asakusa
Tobu (Limited Express "Kinu-Kegon") : ~120 min

About Nikko Municipal Bus

Operating between Tobu Line Kinugawa-Onsen station and Meotobuchi.
The buses departing from Kinugawa-Onsen station at 7:35, 10:15, 13:25, 15:50 are routed to stop at Meotobuchi. (Adult 1,570 yen/person)

* Inquiry ... Nikko Municipal Bus Office ( 0287-46-0011)

[ Nikko Municipal Bus Timetable ] * As of March 20, 2006

To Meotobuchi Onsen (Outbound)
Kinugawa-Onsen Station (Dep.) 7:35 10:15 13:25 15:50
Kawaji-Onsen Station 7:51 10:31 13:41 16:06
Kawamata-Onsen 9:02 11:42 14:52 17:17
Meotobuchi (Arr.) 9:10 11:50 15:00 17:25
To Kinugawa-Onsen (Inbound)
Meotobuchi (Dep.) 7:45 9:50 12:45 15:25
Kawamata-Onsen 7:53 9:58 12:53 5:33
Kawaji-Onsen Station 9:04 11:09 14:04 16:44
Kinugawa-Onsen Station (Arr.) 9:20 11:25 14:20 17:00

Click here for detailed timetable.

About Shuttle Bus

Private vehicles are prohibited in the area from Meotobuchi Parking to Hatcho-no-Yu. Please visit us by either the shuttle bus or walking.

* Since the advance reservation is required for this shuttle bus, please make sure to book your visit to Hatcho-no-Yu in advance. * The shuttle bus is only available for overnight visitors. Kindly be informed in advance that one-day visitors cannot use the shuttle bus.

The walking takes approximately 90 minutes on a hiking trail. If you are visiting us by walking in winter season, please make sure bring the mountaineering equipment.

The operation of the shuttle bus is scheduled to connect to Nikko Municipal Bus running between Kinugawa-Onsen station and Meotobuchi.

Timetable of Free Shuttle Bus for Hatcho-no-Yu Overnight Visitors

Meotobuchi (Dep.) 9:30 10:30 12:00 14:00
* Irregular
15:00 16:00
* 16:30
* The irregular buses are operated on Saturdays, the day before holidays, August 12th to 15th, December 30th .. January 2nd.
* The schedule of the 16:00 bus is changed to 16:30 from October 13th.
Shuttle Bus for Hatcho-no-Yu Overnight Visitors
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