It is important to note here that the last bus from Mashiko to Utsunomiya is pretty
early in the evening around 7 PM! If you miss it, you’ll have to use the Mooka Railroad
to head back to Tokyo, or you’ll be staying in Mashiko town over night. Unfortunately,
the bus schedule located on this signpost (and all bus stops in town) is only in
To return to Tokyo, you will simply be reversing your steps. You will catch the
bus from Mashiko to Utsunomiya Eki, and then the shinkansen from Utsunomiya Eki to
Tokyo Eki. The fares in the reverse direction are exactly the same amounts.
Directly across from the place that the bus originally dropped you off (pictured
above left) is a small gallery showing contemporary work which has a bus stop sign
in front of it (pictured above right). The view of the bus stop from in front of
this gallery is shown below left. This is the side of the road on which you’ll catch
the bus heading back to Utsunomiya. Utsunomiya Eki is the last stop on the bus’s
route, and there will be an announcement in English.