Using "Willers Expres" s bus services today for the route Tokyo - Fukushima - Yamagata .
Where is "Willers Express" bus stop in Tokyo ?:
In website of Willers Express there is some complicated way to find station . I found easier one and faster with less walking involved . So you take a metro Eono Line to station called Tochomae .Then you take west exit there and you are at the door of building where is bus terminal . Building is called Shinjuku Sumitomo BLDG. You walk straight in and will a shop on the left , corridor in front and corridor on right going in the middle of building -That`s the one you want to take . When start walking on this corridor you will see escalator at the end of it . Go up and on the right side is Willers Express station . Check in area .Walk in there and you will see screens on the right with all departing buses .
If you booked on-line , there is no need to check in , they check your name at bus .........
Near waiting area there is bathrooms downstairs , smoking area just outside the door and shop on other side of building .
And if you have some extra time i recommend to take a elevator to the floor nr 52 . There is a restaurant , that was closed when i was there , but view is amazing anyways ! No one asked me anything or told me to go away , so i guess every one can do it . Im sure- i am not first !
Then back in waiting room . 15 minutes before departure - move to departure room (opposite of waiting room ) Then you will here destination name and then follow the crowd outside building and bus is just up the stairs . Stand in line and they will check you name on list . Leave big bags under the bus and small one in seating area with you .Be sure to sin in your seat , everyone follows these steps .
In bus seats are a bit small for western people , but can fit . There is blankets free to use on the shelf on top of the seat and plastic bag in case you get sck and electric socket , so you can charge laptop or anything else you need .
Then you are ready to . After 2 hours of driving ad not really sleeping ( bit uncomfortable for sleeping )bus will stop for 20 minutes . Can go to free toilet (Nice and clean ) and run to shop or have smoke .
You can enjoy long way by watching outside window which is very interesting , country side in Japan is beautiful .
Over all i like Willers express . Its cheap and goes from point A to point B , so i like it a lot .
Dont forget to get pillow for your bus ride and Japan guide !