questions & answers: itinerary check

how to get from takayama station to yudanaka station and onward travel to hitachi seaside park?

How to Get from Takayama Station to Yudanaka Station and onward travel to Hitachi Seaside Park?

Hello everyone! Will be visiting Japan for the first time on Dec 23rd, and I am at a loss on how to get from takayama station to yudanaka station (nagano)?

after our short stay in Nagano, we would like to go directly to the Hitachi seaside park in Ibaraki before going to tokyo on the same day. Is this possible? What trains should we ride?

Also, will I be able to use my JR Pass for this route?

Thank you

NRA
NRA

Hi there!

It's quite a ride from Takayama to Yudanaka, first you take the train to Nagano, from where you can take the Nagano Electric Railway to Yudanaka (¥1,130). Here is the complete route in Hyperdia. The route takes 350 - 400 Minutes so take a good book along for the ride.

To get to Hitachi seaside take the train to Kastuta which takes an other from Yudanaka 276 Minutes. Most of the route is covered by the JR Pass, except for the part Yudanaka - Nagano.

All together it's quite some travel time, so consider before hand if it is worth the travel time.

All the best!
Daniel

72a8815842aa5db137c135807bd6bb11?s=50&d=mm
Daniel-san
Expert_button_2

Thank you very much for the prompt response Daniel-san.

follow up question, will it be a good idea to leave on the first train out from Yudanaka to go to Hitachi Seaside Park (stroll around) and head straight to tokyo around 5pm?

may I ask if there are flowers blooming in Hitachi in this time of the year? If so, what colors will we be able to see? I have been looking all around the internet for an answer but I cannot seem to find any. I am wondering if it will be worth it to travel to hitachi.

NRA
NRA

Hi Again,

It would be possible to visit Hitachi Seaside Park and return to Tokyo after 5pm. However the total travel time from getting from Hitachi - Hitachi Seapark and then to Tokyo will eat up most of your day alone. So ask yourself if a visit to Hitachi would be worth all the travel time. Especially since Dec 23rd is a little late and I am afraid that you may not see anything blooming there.

72a8815842aa5db137c135807bd6bb11?s=50&d=mm
Daniel-san
Expert_button_2

Thank you very much Daniel-san.

your input is very much appreciated, I guess we will just scratch out hitachi from our itinerary and maybe come back next time in spring or autumn.

we will just go straight to tokyo from yudanaka :)

Thanks again :)

NRA
NRA

Order your Japan Rail Pass Online

Starting from $254.00 for 7 days of unlimited Japan Rail travel

Please note: we are only able to handle order related enquiries via our online direct support. Commercial advertising is prohibited as per our website terms.