A restored C58 239 locomotive, the SL Ginga operates between Hanamaki and Kamaishi on the Kamaishi Line. The passenger cars are a production in themselves, decorated to bring Kenji Miyazawa's "Night on the Galactic Railroad" to life. With the Kamaishi Line as its stage, the SL Ginga expresses the worldview, atmosphere and era of Miyazawa, while emanating the culture, natural beauty and scenery of the Tohoku area.
How to purchase
Tickets for the SL Ginga are not available for sale outside of Japan. There are multiple ways to purchase tickets as follows.
- View Travel Package:
- Available for sale at JR EAST Travel Service Centers at Tokyo, Shinjuku and other stations, as well as at your nearby Travel Service Centers (View Plaza).
- Purchase a pass that is for foreign visitors to Japan and covers the travel area. Recommended passes when visiting Japan
- Available for sale at JR EAST Travel Service Centers and your local JR Ticket Office (Midori-no-madoguchi).
Note: Not all services are available on certain trains when boarding with a pass or a ticket.