JOYFUL TRAINS

Resort View Furusato

Service interval: Nagano to Minami-Otari Stations

  • Resort View Furusato
  • Resort View Furusato

Timed with the Shinshu Destination Campaign in October 2010, the Resort View Furusato began operation with a new hybrid train model, primarily servicing the Shinonoi and Oito Lines.

With the magnificent mountains, the refreshing streams and lakes, and the clear blue skies, the rustic home villages (furusato) along the route evoke a feeling of nostalgia. This train was created so everyone can appreciate such beauty—whether from the train window, at the station or in a village—and was given its name to reflect its operating area. Take a trip and share your experiences with the people you meet.

Resort View Furusato pamphlet [PDF/1.3MB]

*Online seat reservation will be available from Wednesday, September 5th, 2018 beginning at 5:30AM (JST) Online booking makes it easy! JR-EAST Train Reservation

Go inside with Google Street View

Go inside with Google Street View

Car interior

Passenger cabins

Created with ample space and reclining seats that rotate for comfort. The seat spacing is set wide, at 1,200 millimeters, for lots of legroom to stretch.

Passenger cabins

Observation room

Behind the cab is the observation room, where you can sit in chairs or sofas and enjoy the great views that roll out before you from the giant side windows.

Observation room

Interior TV monitors

Each car is equipped with four TV monitors that stream live from the cab, play sightseeing DVDs, or, on weekends and holidays, show the special on-board events as they unfold.

Interior TV monitors

What is a hybrid system?

The hybrid system used combines a diesel engine and lithium ion batteries to provide the electric motor with power to move. During start-up, the battery power is used, and the diesel engine works to move the generator during acceleration. This combination makes the motor operate. During deceleration, the motor is used as a generator, and the brake energy is converted to electricity and stored back in the batteries.

Car layout

  • Minami-Otari/Nagano
  • Matsumoto
  • Car no.2 34 seats + wheelchair space
  • Car no.1 44 seats

Regular stops

Regular stops

Timetables

Route & Timetables

Resort View Furusato

Stops Outbound Inbound
Nagano
(JR)
9:46(dep.) 18:30 (arr.)
Shinonoi 9:54 (arr.)
9:55 (dep.)
18:21(dep.)
18:20 (arr.)
Obasute 10:10 (arr.)
10:23 (dep.)
18:07(dep.)
18:07 (arr.)
Matsumoto 11:20 (arr.)
11:44 (dep.)
17:23(dep.)
17:15 (arr.)
Hotaka 12:07 (arr.)
12:39 (dep.)
16:50(dep.)
16:50 (arr.)
Shinano-Matsukawa 12:49 (arr.)
12:50 (dep.)
16:32(dep.)
16:31 (arr.)
Shinano-Ōmachi 13:00 (arr.)
13:10 (dep.)
16:22(dep.)
16:15 (arr.)
Hakuba 13:42 (arr.)
13:46 (dep.)
15:35(dep.)
15:32 (arr.)
Minami-Otari 14:04 (arr.) 15:16 (dep.)
Stops Outbound Inbound
  • * The above information is current as of June 2020.
  • * The stops and times may be subject to change.

Calendar

If you click on a date the train is in operation, you can search for empty seats and make a ticket reservation.
* You need to have registered with JR-EAST Train Reservation.

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Resort View Furusato

Green circle Days marked with colored circles indicate the days this train service is in operation.

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  • * The above information is current as of June 2020.
  • * Service dates may be subject to change.

How to purchase

Tickets for the Resort View Furusato are not available for sale outside of Japan. There are multiple ways to purchase tickets as follows.

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.

Online seat reservation

*Online seat reservation will be available from Wednesday, September 5th, 2018 beginning at 5:30AM (JST)

Online booking makes it easy! JR-EAST Train Reservation