The Hokuetsu Express Hokuhoku Line will hold the “Muikamachi Transport Control District Garage Tour & Snowshoe Tour of Maintenance Tunnels” tour on Saturday, March 5.Reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis, and applications will be accepted starting at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, January 24.
This tour includes a visit to the garage, followed by a snowshoe walk through the snow to see the maintenance tunnels.During the tour of the maintenance tunnel and after the experience, you can take an open-air snow bath at Matsudai Shibatoge Onsen “Unkai”.
Shigekura Tamugi Soba” Tenzaru”
In the morning, we will visit the Muikamachi Transport Control District Garage, a Hokuhoku Line garage located near Muikamachi Station. For lunch, we will go to “Shigekura Tamugi Soba” in Tokamachi and have tempura zaru soba.
Maintenance tunnels that are normally inaccessible
In the afternoon, we will take a bus and snowshoes from Matsudai Station to a maintenance tunnel. Here, you can experience the wind pressure of a passing train.
Shibatoge Hot Spring “Unkai”
At the end of the tour, you can enjoy an open-air snow bath at Shibatoge Onsen “Unkai” in Matsudai.
The number of applicants is limited to the first 25 people. Participants will receive a special helmet of a different color used by Hokuetsu Express employees. Why not come and experience this special tour that only a heavy snowfall area can offer?
Application period: Monday, January 24, 13:00 – Monday, February 14, 2012
To apply, please visit the Hokuetsu Express website and make a reservation online. ⇒ https://hokuhoku.co.jp/
『Muikamachi Transport Control District Garage Tour & Snowshoe Tour of Maintenance Tunnels』
■Date of operation: Saturday, March 5
■Meeting: Muikamachi Station concourse (registration 9:20-9:40)
■Dismissal: Matsudai Station (arrival and dismissal around 16:25)
■Fee: 9,000 yen for one adult / 7,000 yen for one child (elementary school age or younger)
Fare, lunch, helmet, bus, and bathing fee included.
A letter of consent from a parent or guardian is required for minors to participate alone.