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Toreiyu Tsubasa

Service interval: Fukushima to Shinjo

  • Toreiyu Tsubasa
  • Toreiyu Tsubasa

The name "Toreiyu" is a blend of the Japanese pronunciations of the English word "train" (torein) and the French word "soleil" (soreiyu) meaning sun. The interior is equipped with reserved tatami mat seating, a bar counter stocked with locally brewed Yamagata sake, wine and juice, and footbaths for relaxing while enjoying the scenery outside the window. While aboard, take a stroll as though in a hot spring town and enjoy this new mode of Shinkansen travel.

Go inside with Google Street View

Go inside with Google Street View

Car interior

Cars 12–14: Reserved tatami mat seating — conversation space

With large birch tables, spacious tatami mat seating, and Yamagata fruit motifs decorating the ceiling and chairs in relief, the Toreiyu Tsubasa creates a journey of elegance and comfort.

Cars 12–14

Car 15: Yuagari Lounge — a space to meet and find new things

Designed especially for those having finished a footbath, the Yuagari Lounge features tatami mat seating, tables made of sakura wood and a safflower-colored bar counter. The decorative shelving includes an organic LED panel for exhibiting goods from Yamagata. These, along with plaster walls and a small rock path create a space for meeting people and finding new things.

Car 15

Car 16: Footbaths — for relaxation

There are two safflower-colored footbaths leisurely situated on a raised stone floor. Between them is a black partition, and wooden louvers serve to create an enclosure. Gaze out the windows at the scenery while relaxing in the footbath.

Car 16

Notes:

  • If you wish to use the footbath, please inform the salesperson when purchasing your View Travel Package.
  • Passengers who will be using the footbath service will receive a footbath ticket in advance. They should then proceed to car number 16 at the designated time and give the footbath ticket to the attendant.
  • Footbath reservations are limited.
  • Fifteen minutes are allotted for each footbath. Time extensions are not possible.
  • Only those with a footbath reservation are allowed in the footbath area. Thank you for your understanding.
  • Depending on availability, footbath tickets may be purchased on the train. See the attendant for details.
  • The water used in the footbaths does not come from a hot spring.

Car layout

  • Fukushima
  • Yamagata,Shinjo
  • Car no. 11 Ordinary Car reserved seating
  • Car no. 12 Reserved tatami mat seating – conversation space
  • Car no. 13 Designated tatami mat seating – conversation space
  • Car no. 14 Designated tatami mat seating – conversation space
  • Car no. 15 Yuagari Lounge – a space to meet and find new things
  • Car no. 16 Footbaths – for relaxation
  • Car no. 11 Ordinary Car reserved seating
  • Car no. 12 Reserved tatami mat seating – conversation space
  • Car no. 13 Designated tatami mat seating – conversation space
  • Car no. 14 Designated tatami mat seating – conversation space
  • Car no. 15 Yuagari Lounge – a space to meet and find new things
  • Car no. 16 Footbaths – for relaxation

Regular stops

Regular stops

How to purchase

Tickets for the Toreiyu Tsubasa 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.