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There are 4 ways to get from Kawaguchiko Station to Sano by bus, train or car

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Kawaguchiko Station to Shinjuku Expressway Bus Terminal
  2. Take the bus from Basuta Shinjuku to Sano Shintoshi Bus Terminal

Bus, train

  1. Take the bus from 河口湖駅(2番のりば) to 高崎駅東口(4番のりば)
  2. Take the train from Takasaki to Sano

Train

  1. Take the train from Kawaguchiko to Otsuki
  2. Take the train from Otsuki to Shinjuku(Jr)
  3. Take the train from Omiya(Saitama) to Oyama(Tochigi)

Drive

  1. Drive from Kawaguchiko Station to Sano

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The cheapest way to get from Kawaguchiko Station to Sano is to drive which costs ¥2100 - ¥3200 and takes 2h 11m.

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The quickest way to get from Kawaguchiko Station to Sano is to drive which costs ¥2100 - ¥3200 and takes 2h 11m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Kawaguchiko Station station to Sano. However, there are services departing from Kawaguchiko Station and arriving at Sano Shintoshi Bus Terminal via Basuta Shinjuku. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 31m.

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No, there is no direct train from Kawaguchiko Station to Sano. However, there are services departing from Kawaguchiko and arriving at Sano via Otsuki, Shinjuku(Jr), Omiya(Saitama) and Oyama(Tochigi). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 50m.

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The distance between Kawaguchiko Station and Sano is 117 km. The road distance is 161.2 km.

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The best way to get from Kawaguchiko Station to Sano without a car is to bus which takes 3h 31m and costs ¥3000 - ¥3900.

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It takes approximately 3h 31m to get from Kawaguchiko Station to Sano, including transfers.

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Kawaguchiko Station to Sano bus services, operated by Fujikyuko Express Bus, depart from Kawaguchiko Station.

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Kawaguchiko Station to Sano train services, operated by Fujikyu Railway, depart from Kawaguchiko station.

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The best way to get from Kawaguchiko Station to Sano is to bus which takes 3h 31m and costs ¥3000 - ¥3900. Alternatively, you can train, which costs ¥5000 - ¥11000 and takes 4h 50m.

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Map of how to get from Kawaguchiko Station to Sano.
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  • Distance: 116.9 km
  • Duration: 3h 31m

What companies run services between Kawaguchiko Station, Japan and Sano, Japan?

You can take a bus from Kawaguchiko Station to Sano via Basuta Shinjuku in around 3h 31m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Kawaguchiko Station to Sano via Otsuki, Shinjuku(Jr), Omiya(Saitama), and Oyama(Tochigi) in around 4h 50m.

Train operators
Japan Railways (JR)

Japan Railways operates a large proportion of Japan's main intercity routes, including the high-speed Shinkansen (bullet train) service and commuter rail service. Covering 1665 stations across 7458km, Japan Railways carries an average of 17 million passengers per day. Trains are clean, comfortable and punctual. There are several rail passes on offer for customers, such as the extremely popular national JR Pass and regional Hokkaido Pass, JR Kyushu Pass and JR West Pass, among others.

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Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Takasaki to Sano
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥1000 - ¥1500
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Omiya(Saitama) to Oyama(Tochigi)
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
¥800 - ¥1200
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Fujikyu Railway
Website
e.fujikyu-railway.jp
Train from Kawaguchiko to Otsuki
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥1100 - ¥1300
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Otsuki to Shinjuku(Jr)
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
¥3100 - ¥3600
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Fujisan Express
Website
e.fujikyu-railway.jp
Train from Kawaguchiko to Otsuki
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
¥1500 - ¥1700
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Japan Railways Limited Express
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Otsuki to Shinjuku(Jr)
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
¥2200 - ¥3400
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved Seat
¥2200 - ¥3200
Reserved Seat
¥2300 - ¥3400
Green Seat
¥3100 - ¥4300
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.

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Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Omiya(Saitama) to Oyama(Tochigi)
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥2600 - ¥4200
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
¥2600 - ¥3600
Reserved seat
¥3400 - ¥4200
Green seat
¥4100 - ¥5500
Bus operators
Fujikyuko Express Bus
Phone
81-555-73-8181
Website
bus-en.fujikyu.co.jp
Bus from Kawaguchiko Station to Shinjuku Expressway Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥1400 - ¥2400
Schedules at
bus.fujikyu.co.jp
JR Bus Kanto
Phone
03-3844-0489
Website
jrbuskanto.co.jp.e.wn.hp.transer.com
Bus from Basuta Shinjuku to Sano Shintoshi Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
¥1550
Schedules at
time.jrbuskanto.co.jp.e.wn.hp.transer.com
Express bus - Gunma Prefecture
Website
visitgunma.jp
Bus from 河口湖駅(2番のりば) to 高崎駅東口(4番のりば)
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
¥2500 - ¥3600
Schedules at
visitgunma.jp

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Kawaguchiko Station to Sano bus services, operated by JR Bus Kanto, arrive at Sano Shintoshi Bus Terminal station.

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Kawaguchiko Station to Sano train services, operated by Japan Railways Shinkansen, arrive at Oyama(Tochigi) station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Kawaguchiko Station to Sano is 161 km. It takes approximately 2h 11m to drive from Kawaguchiko Station to Sano.

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