The Koshino Shu*Kura was built around the concept of sake as Niigata Prefecture is the king of locally brewed sakes.
On board, enjoy a range of carefully selected Niigata sakes and excellent snacks made from local ingredients. Events include jazz and classical music performances, sake-related functions and more. View Travel Packages created especially for the Koshino Shu*Kura and featuring specialty Niigata sake and food are also available.
With the start of service of the Hokuriku Shinkansen, the Koshino Shu*Kura line was changed to start and end at Joetsumyoko Station, making travel on the Koshino Shu*Kura more convenient than ever!
How to purchase
Tickets for the Koshino Shu*Kura 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).
- Purchase a pass that is for foreign visitors to Japan and covers the travel area. Recommended passes when visiting Japan
- 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.