JOYFUL TRAINS

IZU CRAILE

Service interval: Odawara–Izukyu-Shimoda

  • IZU CRAILE
  • IZU CRAILE

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.

Go inside with Google Street View

Go inside with Google Street View

Car interior

Interior representation of car no. 1

  • Counter seating for two and facing booth seating.
  • All seats offer majestic views of the sea

Interior representation of car no. 1

Interior representation of car no. 2

  • The interior includes a bar counter and lounge
  • A chic space for relaxing while gazing out at the view
  • Alcoholic beverages and snacks are available for purchase at the bar counter.

Interior representation of car no. 2

Interior representation of car no. 3

  • The compartment seating that faces the sea is excellent for group travel.
  • Noren curtains at each compartment change through the year, bringing tidings of the seasons.

Note: One compartment is available in the car with wheelchair-accessible space.

Interior representation of car no. 3

Interior representation of car no. 4

  • Rotating reclining seating and fixed box seating excellent for both single passengers and groups

Interior representation of car no. 4

Car layout

  • Izukyu-Shimoda
  • Odawara
  • Car no.1 Two-person counter seating (sea-side) and facing seating (mountain-side), total 24 seats
  • Car no.2 Bar counter and lounge, no seating
  • Car no.3 Compartment seating, total 22 seats
  • Car no.4 Rotating reclining seating and fixed box seating, total 52 seats
  • Car no.1 Two-person counter seating (sea-side) and facing seating (mountain-side), total 24 seats
  • Car no.2 Bar counter and lounge, no seating
  • Car no.3 Compartment seating, total 22 seats
  • Car no.4 Rotating reclining seating and fixed box seating, total 52 seats
  • The use of car numbers 1 and 3 and onboard meals are sold as a travel package, which must be purchased in advance.
  • No travel packages are needed for car number 4. Simply purchase a basic fare ticket and a seat ticket.

Regular stops

Regular stops

Notes:

  • The train slows down and makes short stops for viewpoints between stations so passengers can enjoy the beautiful scenery from the train windows.
  • Viewpoint slowing and stops may not be possible in certain operating conditions.

Operating schedule

How to purchase

Tickets for the IZU CRAILE 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).
Passes:
Purchase a pass that is for foreign visitors to Japan and covers the travel area. Recommended passes when visiting Japan
Tickets:
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.