Visitors originating from Tokyo/Yokohama:
Catch Tokaido Shinkansen Kodama #707, departs Tokyo station at 0757, Shinagawa Station at 0804, ShinYokahama Station at 0815. Get off at Odawara Station at 0830, look for your guide waiting at the station exit. The one-way Shinkansen ride costs about 3,000 yen per person (your cost), although Japan Rail Pass holders can of course ride with their valid pass. You get to travel the first 100km of the Tokaido in about 40 minutes!