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

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Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Tokyo to Oji
  2. Take the bus from Ōji to Sano Shintoshi Bus Terminal

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Tokyo Station Yaesu South Exit to Sano Shintoshi Bus Terminal

2 alternative options

Train

  1. Take the train from Tokyo to Oyama(Tochigi)
  2. Take the train from Oyama(Tochigi) to Sano

Drive

  1. Drive from Tokyo to Sano

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The most affordable way to get from Tokyo to Sano is to drive, which costs ¥1100 - ¥1700 and takes 1h.

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The quickest way to get from Tokyo to Sano is to drive which costs ¥1100 - ¥1700 and takes 1h.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Tokyo Station Yaesu South Exit station and arriving at Sano Shintoshi Bus Terminal. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 33m.

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No, there is no direct train from Tokyo to Sano. However, there are services departing from Tokyo and arriving at Sano via Oyama(Tochigi). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 35m.

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The distance between Tokyo and Sano is 73 km. The road distance is 83.6 km.

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The best way to get from Tokyo to Sano without a car is to train and bus which takes 1h 31m and costs ¥1700 - ¥1900.

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It takes approximately 1h 31m to get from Tokyo to Sano, including transfers.

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Tokyo to Sano bus services, operated by JR Bus Kanto, depart from Tokyo Station Yaesu South Exit.

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Tokyo to Sano train services, operated by Japan Railways Shinkansen, depart from Tokyo station.

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The best way to get from Tokyo to Sano is to bus which takes 1h 33m and costs ¥1550. Alternatively, you can train, which costs ¥1600 - ¥6000 and takes 1h 35m.

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Map of how to get from Tokyo to Sano.
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  • Distance: 72.7 km
  • Duration: 1h 31m

What companies run services between Tokyo, Japan and Sano, Japan?

JR Bus Kanto operates a bus from Tokyo Station Yaesu South Exit to Sano Shintoshi Bus Terminal 4 times a day. Tickets cost ¥1550 and the journey takes 1h 33m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Tokyo to Sano via Oyama(Tochigi) in around 1h 35m.

Train operators
JR-East
Website
jreast.co.jp
Train from Tokyo to Oji
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
¥210 - ¥340
Website
https://www.jreast.co.jp/e/
Train from Tokyo to Oyama
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
¥1200 - ¥1600
Website
https://www.jreast.co.jp/e/
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.

Contact Details
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Tokyo to Oji(Tokyo)
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
¥210 - ¥310
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Tokyo to Oyama(Tochigi)
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥1200 - ¥1800
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Oyama(Tochigi) to Sano
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥460 - ¥700
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
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 Tokyo to Oyama(Tochigi)
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥3300 - ¥5000
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
¥3300 - ¥4400
Reserved seat
¥4100 - ¥5000
Green seat
¥5000 - ¥6500
Bus operators
JR Bus Kanto
Phone
03-3844-0489
Website
jrbuskanto.co.jp.e.wn.hp.transer.com
Bus from Ōji to Sano Shintoshi Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
¥1550
Schedules at
time.jrbuskanto.co.jp.e.wn.hp.transer.com
Bus from Tokyo Station Yaesu South Exit to Sano Shintoshi Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
¥1550
Schedules at
time.jrbuskanto.co.jp.e.wn.hp.transer.com

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

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Tokyo to Sano train services, operated by Japan Railways (JR), arrive at Sano station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Tokyo to Sano is 84 km. It takes approximately 1h to drive from Tokyo to Sano.

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There are 23+ hotels available in Sano. Prices start at ¥12500 per night.

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