Niigata Prefecture’s Echigo-Tokimeki Railway and Toyama Prefecture’s Ainokaze Toyama Railway will for the first time mutually operate the resort train “SSETUGEKKA” and the dining train “13,000 Shaku Monogatari”.Reservations will be sold by lottery, not on a first-come, first-served basis, and can be made using the application form until Thursday, February 17.
The “SETUGEKKA” of the Echigo-Tokimeki Koshi Expressway will ride to Uozu in the eastern part of Toyama Prefecture on March 21 (Mon.) and 25 (Fri.) under the title “Echigo-Tochu Travelogue.
On both days, the “Tateyama Course” from Naoetsu to Uozu and the “Hisui Course” from Uozu to Naoetsu will be operated by Yukigetsuka. On the Tateyama Course, you can enjoy a special three-tiered meal prepared by Tsurugaiya, a long-established kappo restaurant in Itoigawa City, and on the Hisui Course, you can enjoy a meal prepared by Senri Sanso, a famous restaurant in Toyama City, featuring ingredients from Toyama and Niigata.
On the day of operation, the Tateyama Course will stop at Ichifuri Station, and the Hisui Course will stop at Kurobe Station, in parallel with the Ainokaze Toyama Railway’s dining train “Ichisanshaku Monogatari.
“The highlight of this train is the parallel stops that can be seen at stations along the way. We hope you will take this opportunity to ride the train.”
According to the Eichigo Tokimeki Railway, this project was scheduled to run last August, but was cancelled due to a corona infection, and this will be the first time it will run.
The Aino-kaze Toyama Railway’s “Ichisanshaku Monogatari” will operate between Toyama and Itoigawa on the same day. For more information about this course, please contact the “Ichisanshaku Monogatari Sightseeing Train Reservation Center” TEL 0120-489-130.
Echigo-Etsu traveller’s journal
Dates: Monday, March 21 (national holiday) and Friday, March 25
Price: 22,800 yen per person (tax included, no child fare)
Number of passengers: 1 to 6 persons *Car 2 Observation High Deck seats are available for an additional 15,000 yen.
Number of applicants: 30 people for each course on both days.
■You can choose from Naoetsu Station or Itoigawa Station.
■Service: Special three-tiered stacked boxes from Tsurugaiya, a long-established restaurant in Itoigawa City.
■Route: Naoetsu Station ⇒ Namegawa Station (turnaround) ⇒ Uozu Station
■Service: A three-tiered Japanese meal featuring ingredients from Toyama and Niigata, provided by Senri Sanso, a famous restaurant in Toyama City.
■Service section: Uozu Station ⇒ Namegawa Station (turnaround) ⇒ Naoetsu Station
【How to make a reservation】
■Only winners will be notified of the results by e-mail after 16:00 on February 18 (Fri.).
■Inquiries: TEL025-543-8988(Contact center weekdays from 9:00 to 17:00)