The IZU CRAILE is a resort train with a sleek, elegant look. Surrounded by beautiful natural scenery, passengers can engage in pleasant conversation while leisurely enjoying foods and drinks specially created with ingredients from Izu.
The four-car train formation includes three cars with seating and a lounge car with a service counter. Service began on Saturday, July 16, 2016 between Odawara and Izukyu-Shimoda Stations. The exterior is redesigned to incorporate a softer, more feminine touch into the otherwise powerful image of the 651-series limited express car. Depicting the cherry blossom trees, sea wind and rippling waves of Izu in golden pink lines, the new design is an apt fit for this elegant resort train created for adults.
Overseeing the on-board food preparation is Sakura Akimoto, owner chef of the popular French restaurant Morceau. With a motto of "beautiful, fun and friendly," the food creations express the four seasons through the year with fresh Izu ingredients.