Midori City Travel Guide

Midori City Travel Guide


Watarase Keikoku Railway

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)
Phone 0277-73-2110(Watarase Keikoku Railway Main Office)
0277-72-1117(Omama Station)
Hours 9:00 - 17:00 (Watarase Keikoku Railway Main Office)
Closed Sat/Sun/Holidays (Watarase Keikoku Railway Main Office)
URL https://www.watetsu.com/
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
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Please refer to the Japanese website for more details.