The world's fastest art experience!
The GENBI SHINKANSEN
Modern art created by prominent artists especially for the GENBI SHINKANSEN is on exhibit in each car. Additionally, the train features a café that serves Tsubame Coffee, a popular beverage from Tsubame-Sanjo, and desserts made from carefully selected local ingredients under the supervision of Chef Romi Igarashi from romi-unie.
Other attractive onboard features include a playroom where kids can interact with modern art first hand, and train windows offering beautiful panoramas along the route.
On Saturday, July 28, 2018, the no. 16 train received an artwork upgrade. The new art was commissioned from artist Aki Inomata whose Niigata Prefecture as a motif. She selected Gogo-an, a hermitage halfway up Mt. Kugami, and Oginoshima, a ring-shaped village with thatched roofs located in Takayanagi, Kawshiwazaki.
Experience the fastest art appreciation in the world: the GENBI SHIKANSEN delivers new charms on your journey to Niigata.