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Night BusesThe Yamato

We operate two fixed bus routes (for Nara and Gojo).
Good access to Nara

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Nara used to be called Yamato-no-kuni and is the birthplace of Japan (Yamato).
Many historic buildings and sites remain in the area.

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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

新宿⇔Kintetsu Nara Station

For Kintetsu Nara Station For Shinjuku/Keio Plaza Hotel (Tokyo government office entrance front)
  • 23:00
Shinjuku/Keio Plaza Hotel
(Tokyo government office entrance front)
  • 6:15
  • 23:15
Shinjuku Expwy.Bus Terminal 4F(South Exit)
  • Extra buses depart and arrive at Shinjuku Station West Exit. (Number 26)
  • 6:10
  • 5:42
Yamato Kogen Yamazoe
  • 23:33
  • 5:55
Yamato Kogen Tsuge
  • 23:20
  • 6:15
Tenri Station
  • 23:00
  • 6:32
  • JR Nara Station
  • Kintetsu Nara Station
  • 22:40
  • 6:35
  • Kintetsu Nara Station
  • JR Nara Station
  • 22:27
Information about Boarding Points
Basic information
From Route Distances Travel Times Drivers Optional passenger's insurance
For Nara 477km 7hrs. 35mins. 2 drivers No limit (individual)
For Shinjuku 476km 7hrs. 48mins.
Fares
Fares for this route vary depending on boarding dates.
Season S /
Season A
A succession of holidays from the end of April to the beginning of May, middle August, year-end, and New Year's.
Season B Mostly Fridays and before national holidays
Season C /
Season D
Mostly Saturdays and holidays
Season E Mostly Mondays through Thursdays, except season S and holidays
  • Check the fares on this website.
Season S Season A Season B Season C Season D Season E
Adult ¥10,500 ¥9,600 ¥8,800 ¥7,800 ¥6,600 ¥5,980
Child ¥5,250 ¥4,800 ¥4,400 ¥3,900 ¥3,300 ¥2,990
  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 Yamato

Shinjuku⇔Gojo Bus Center

For Gojo Bus Center For Shinjuku/Keio Plaza Hotel (Tokyo government office entrance front)
  • 23:00
Shinjuku/Keio Plaza Hotel
(Tokyo government office entrance front)
  • 6:15
  • 23:15
Shinjuku Expwy.Bus Terminal 4F(South Exit)
  • Extra buses depart and arrive at Shinjuku Station West Exit. (Number 26)
  • 6:10
  • 5:42
Yamato Kogen Yamazoe
  • 23:33
  • 5:55
Yamato Kogen Tsuge
  • 23:20
  • 6:15
Tenri Station
  • 23:00
  • 6:40
Sakurai Station North Exit
  • 22:35
  • 7:00
Yagi Station
  • 22:15
  • 7:20
Kintetsu Takada Station
  • 21:55
  • 7:28
Takada Shi Station
  • 21:44
  • 7:37
Oshimi Bus Center
  • 21:38
  • 7:41
Kintetsu Gose Station
  • 21:34
  • 7:58
Sugawa
  • 21:17
  • 8:05
Gojo Bus Center
  • 21:10
Information about Boarding Points
Basic information
From Route Distances Travel Times Drivers Optional passenger's insurance
For Gojo 510km 9hrs. 5mins. 2 drivers No limit (individual)
Shinjuku (Departing from Gojo) 510km 9hrs. 5mins.
Fares
Fares for this route vary depending on boarding dates.
Season S /
Season A
A succession of holidays from the end of April to the beginning of May, middle August, year-end, and New Year's.
Season B Mostly Fridays and before national holidays
Season C /
Season D
Mostly Saturdays and holidays
Season E Mostly Mondays through Thursdays, except season S and holidays
  • Check the fares on this website.
Season S Season A Season B Season C Season D Season E
Adult ¥10,500 ¥9,600 ¥8,800 ¥7,800 ¥6,600 ¥5,980
Child ¥5,250 ¥4,800 ¥4,400 ¥3,900 ¥3,300 ¥2,990
  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 Yamato

Reservation

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.

Information on Vehicles/Bus Equipment

We offer luxury, relaxation, and safety on your long distance journey. Vehicles equipped with three-row single seats, headrests unique to KANTO Bus, and private curtains are dedicated to night buses. The vehicles offer a clean toilet and a beverage dispenser so passengers can relax and sleep undisturbed.

  • Curtain, Charge Cable

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 you tell me about accident prevention for expressway bus services?
As a certified General Passenger Vehicle Transportation Business, our company provides general route services with our Yamato bus line. Services are provided by proper holders of the Qualification Certificate for Operation Manager. Our routes (see 1), driver rotation schedule (see 1), rest area stops (see 1), and stop times (see 2) have all been planned out carefully. In order to further guarantee peace of mind and safe travel, bus operators have undergone rigorous training. Regarding the inspection and maintenance of our buses, only those who possess the qualifications obtained through the Kanto District Transport Bureau are permitted to operate our vehicles. Maintenance is only performed at our company's maintenance shop. (*1) As for the Yamato bus line, the company has a two-driver rotation system where the drivers switch every two hours. (*2) Our drivers receive sufficient rest at company owned facilities located at each destination.