A local railway offering a magnificent view along the gorge.
A popular local railway known by its nickname "Watetsu", that is loved by both locals and tourists. Originally built as the Ashio Line, it became a passenger line connecting Kiryu Station and Mato Station in Nikko City of Tochigi. It leisurely runs 44.1 kilometers in around 1 hour and 30 minutes.
You can enjoy the beautiful scenery of each season from the window, or purchase a one-day free ticket to explore the stations with a nostalgic atmosphere. The windowless trolley trains, which operate on weekends are popular among tourists.
|Address||1375 Omama, Omama-cho, Midori City (Omama Station)|
0277-73-2110（Watarase Keikoku Railway Main Office）
|Hours||9:00 - 17:00 (Watarase Keikoku Railway Main Office)|
|Closed||Sat/Sun/Holidays (Watarase Keikoku Railway Main Office)|
|Admission||Please refer to the website for fares.
(e.g. Omama Station - Godo Station Adult (above 12 years old) 600 yen, Children (Elementary school student) 300 yen
|Best Season||April - November|
|Reservation||Not required (Numbered tickets for trolley trains are available 1 month prior to your boarding date.)|
|Parking||50 spaces (Omama Station)|
|Wi-Fi||Yes (Omama Station)|
|Payment Method||Cash only|
|Remarks||You must have a ticket and a numbered ticket to board the trolley train.
Numbered ticket for the trolley train Adult 520 yen, Children 260 yen