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Night BusesThe Express Chokai

From Shinjuku Station, Tokyo Station to Kisakata and Honjo in Akita Prefecture
Three rows of independent seats for a comfortable bus trip

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In this area, you can enjoy wilderness panoramas centered on the Chōkai Quasi-National Park, hot springs, and the scenery and gastronomies of the fours seasons.

Wi-Fi can be used for free on Kanto Bus.
You can check your email and use the Internet on your way with this very convenient service.

Route Information

For Honjo For Shinjuku
  • 21:10
Shinjuku Station
West Exit
  • 6:50
  • 21:50
  • Tokyo Station Yaesu South Exit
  • Tokyo Station Nihonbashi Exit
  • 6:15
  • 5:45
Kisakata Station
  • 22:20
  • 6:00
Konoura Station
  • 22:05
  • 6:10
Nikaho Station
  • 21:55
  • 6:25
Nishime High School
  • 21:40
  • 6:40
Honjo Station
  • 21:25
  • 6:45
Honjo Eigyosho
  • 21:20

Information about Boarding Points

Basic information

From Route Distances Travel Times Rest Area Drivers Optional passenger's insurance
For Honjo 573.64km 9hrs. 35mins. Sano Service Areas 2 drivers No limit (individual)
For Shinjyuku 573.77km 9hrs. 30mins.


Fares for this route vary depending on boarding dates.
Season S A succession of holidays from the end of April to the beginning of May, middle August, year-end, and New Year's.
Season A Mostly Fridays and before national holidays
Season B /
Season C /
Season D
Mostly Saturdays and holidays
Season E Mostly Mondays through Wednesdays, except season S and holidays
  • Check the fares on this website.
Season S Season A Season B Season C Season D
Adult ¥12,000 ¥10,400 ¥9,600 ¥8,800 ¥8,000
Child ¥6,000 ¥5,200 ¥4,800 ¥4,400 ¥4,000
  1. The above prices are one-way fares.
  2. Check the fare calendar and the fare before making a reservation.

Fare and Fare Calendar for The Express Chokai


Online reservations/inquiries about seat availability/payments

  • For online reservations, the methods of issuing tickets vary depending on the payment methods. Confirm the details on the website where you made the reservations.

Frequently Asked Questions

Should I make a reservation?
Reservations are required for all night buses. Please make a reservation in advance to purchase tickets. Questions about seat availability, reservations, and payments can be made online!
Can I purchase tickets on the day of travel?
You can board the bus if seats are available on the day of travel. Please pay the fare on the bus. However, reservations are recommended to ensure seat availability.