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There are 3 ways to get from Ikebukuro to Muikamachi by train, bus or car

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Train

  1. Take the train from Itabashi to Omiya
  2. Take the train from Omiya(Saitama) to Echigo-Yuzawa

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Bus, train

  1. Take the bus from 池袋駅東口 to 高崎駅東口
  2. Take the train from Takasaki to Echigo-Yuzawa

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Drive

  1. Drive from Ikebukuro to Muikamachi
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Muikamachi is 0120-565653.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Muikamachi is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Muikamachi is 2 metres.

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The cheapest way to get from Ikebukuro to Muikamachi is to drive which costs ¥2300 - ¥3500 and takes 2h 32m.

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The quickest way to get from Ikebukuro to Muikamachi is to drive which costs ¥2300 - ¥3500 and takes 2h 32m.

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No, there is no direct train from Ikebukuro to Muikamachi. However, there are services departing from Itabashi and arriving at Muikamachi via Omiya(Saitama) and Echigo-Yuzawa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 58m.

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The distance between Ikebukuro and Muikamachi is 165 km. The road distance is 198.6 km.

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The best way to get from Ikebukuro to Muikamachi without a car is to train which takes 2h 58m and costs ¥5000 - ¥8500.

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It takes approximately 2h 58m to get from Ikebukuro to Muikamachi, including transfers.

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Ikebukuro to Muikamachi train services, operated by JR-East, depart from Itabashi station.

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Ikebukuro to Muikamachi train services, operated by Japan Railways Shinkansen, arrive at Echigo-Yuzawa station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ikebukuro to Muikamachi is 199 km. It takes approximately 2h 32m to drive from Ikebukuro to Muikamachi.

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There are 47+ hotels available in Muikamachi. Prices start at ¥11250 per night.

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Map of how to get from Ikebukuro to Muikamachi.
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  • Distance: 165.2 km
  • Duration: 2h 58m

What companies run services between Ikebukuro, Tokyo, Japan and Muikamachi, Japan?

You can take a train from Ikebukuro to Muikamachi via Omiya, Omiya(Saitama), and Echigo-Yuzawa in around 2h 58m.

Train operators
JR-East
Website
jreast.co.jp
Train from Itabashi to Omiya
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
¥410 - ¥600
Website
https://www.jreast.co.jp/e/
Japan Railways Shinkansen

Japan’s famous bullet trains, operated by Japan Rail, are known for their comfort, punctuality and efficiency. They run at speeds of up to 320km/h and connect most of the country’s major cities. Most shinkansen trains offer two classes – Ordinary and Green Car – although some also offer Gran Class (comparable to first class). Seat reservations can be made on all trains for a small fee, although it’s not mandatory apart from on a handful of routes.

Contact Details
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Omiya(Saitama) to Echigo-Yuzawa
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥4700 - ¥7000
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
¥4700 - ¥6500
Reserved seat
¥5500 - ¥7000
Green seat
¥7000 - ¥9500
Train from Takasaki to Echigo-Yuzawa
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥3200 - ¥4900
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
¥3200 - ¥4300
Reserved seat
¥4000 - ¥4900
Green seat
¥4800 - ¥6500
Bus operators
Nippon Chuo Bus Co
Phone
+81 27-287-4000
Website
ncbbus.co.jp
Bus from 池袋駅東口 to 高崎駅東口
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
¥1700 - ¥2600
Schedules at
ncbbus.co.jp

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