JOYFUL TRAINS

Koshino Shu*Kura

Service interval:
Koshino Shu*Kura: Joetsumyoko to Tokamachi Stations
Yuzawa Shu*Kura: Joetsumyoko to Echigo-Yuzawa Stations
Ryuto Shu*Kura: Joetsumyoko to Niigata Stations

  • Koshino Shu*Kura
  • Koshino Shu*Kura

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.

*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

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Car interior

Rakuraku box seats (Car no. 1)

Sit with family members and friends around a table, enjoying sake and a meal.

Rakuraku box seats (Car no. 1)

Observation pair seats (Car no. 1)

With large windows right before your eyes, gaze out at the scenery as it flows past.

Observation pair seats (Car no. 2)

Event venue (Car no. 2)

Standing tables are arranged around this stylish space with sake casks as the motif. Drink sake and listen to music. The Kuramori is a service counter with plenty of local sake, snacks and other fine products available.

Event venue (Car no. 2)

Reclining seats (Car no. 3)

With a large seating area, these seats are perfect for relaxing.

Reclining seats (Car no. 3)

Open space (Car no. 3)

An area to relax how you like with space for up to eight people.

Open space (Car no. 3)

Car layout

  • Joetsumyoko/Tokamachi Echigo-Yuzawa
  • Nagaoka/Niigata
  • Car no.1 Observation pair seats, relaxing pair seats, Rakuraku box seats (exclusively for View Travel Package holders)
  • Car no.2 Event venue, service counter (kiosk), standing tables with sake cask motif
  • Car no.3 Reclining seats, open space
  • Car no.1 Observation pair seats, relaxing pair seats, Rakuraku box seats (exclusively for View Travel Package holders)
  • Car no.2 Event venue, service counter (kiosk), standing tables with sake cask motif
  • Car no.3 Reclining seats, open space

Regular stops

Regular stops

Timetables

Route & Timetables

Koshino Shu*Kura

Stops Outbound Inbound
Jōetsumyōkō 10:02 (dep.) 18:38 (arr.)
Takada 10:07 (dep.) 18:31 (dep.)
Naoetsu 10:18 (dep.) 18:16 (dep.)
Katamachi 10:29 (dep.) 17:50 (dep.)
Ōmigawa 10:44 (arr.)
10:50 (dep.)
17:33 (dep.)
17:11 (arr.)
Kashiwazaki 10:57 (dep.) 17:03 (dep.)
Raikōji 11:20 (dep.) 16:28 (dep.)
Miyauchi 11:27 (dep.) 16:19 (dep.)
Nagaoka 11:33 (arr.)
11:38 (dep.)
16:13 (dep.)
16:05 (arr.)
Ojiya 11:53 (dep.) 15:49 (dep.)
Echigo-Kawaguchi 12:01 (dep.) 15:41 (dep.)
Tōkamachi 12:32 (arr.)
14:50 (dep.)
Stops Outbound Inbound

Yuzawa Shu*Kura

Stops Outbound Inbound
Jōetsumyōkō 10:02 (dep.) 18:38 (arr.)
Takada 10:07 (dep.) 18:31 (dep.)
Naoetsu 10:18 (dep.) 18:16 (dep.)
Katamachi 10:29 (dep.) 17:50 (dep.)
Ōmigawa 10:44 (arr.)
10:50 (dep.)
17:33 (dep.)
17:11 (arr.)
Kashiwazaki 10:57 (dep.) 17:03 (dep.)
Raikōji 11:20 (dep.) 16:28 (dep.)
Miyauchi 11:27 (dep.) 16:19 (dep.)
Nagaoka 11:33 (arr.)
11:38 (dep.)
16:13 (dep.)
16:05 (arr.)
Ojiya 11:53 (dep.) 15:49 (dep.)
Echigo-Kawaguchi 12:02 (dep.) 15:41 (dep.)
Koide 12:17 (dep.) 15:29 (dep.)
Urasa 12:31 (dep.) 15:19 (dep.)
Muikamachi 12:45 (dep.) 15:06 (dep.)
Shiozawa 12:52 (dep.) 15:00 (dep.)
Echigo-Yuzawa 13:11 (arr.)
14:45 (dep.)
Stops Outbound Inbound

Ryuto Shu*Kura

Stops Outbound Inbound
Jōetsumyōkō 10:02 (dep.) 18:38 (arr.)
Takada 10:07 (dep.) 18:31 (dep.)
Naoetsu 10:18 (dep.) 18:16 (dep.)
Katamachi 10:29 (dep.) 17:50 (dep.)
Ōmigawa 10:44 (arr.)
10:50 (dep.)
17:33 (dep.)
17:11 (arr.)
Kashiwazaki 10:57 (dep.) 17:03 (dep.)
Raikōji 11:20 (dep.) 16:28 (dep.)
Miyauchi 11:27 (dep.) 16:19 (dep.)
Nagaoka 11:33 (arr.)
11:51 (dep.)
16:13 (dep.)
16:00 (arr.)
Mitsuke 12:03 (dep.) 15:49 (dep.)
Higashi-Sanjō 12:18 (dep.) 15:38 (dep.)
Kamo 12:26 (dep.) 15:30 (dep.)
Niitsu 12:50 (dep.) 15:13 (dep.)
Niigata 13:06 (arr.)
14:52 (dep.)
Stops Outbound Inbound
* The times and stops listed above may be subject to change.

Calendar

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

Green circleKoshino Shu*Kura Brown circleYuzawa Shu*Kura Blue circleRyuto Shu*Kura

August 2019
Sun. Mon. Tue. Wed. Thu. Fri. Sat.
        1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 31

This train service is in operation on the following days in August 2019.

● Koshino Shu*Kura
4th, 23rd to 25th, 30th, 31st
● Yuzawa Shu*Kura
16th to 18th
● Ryuto Shu*Kura
9th to 12th

September 2019
Sun. Mon. Tue. Wed. Thu. Fri. Sat.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30          

This train service is in operation on the following days in September 2019.

● Koshino Shu*Kura
1st, 13th to 16th, 27th to 29th
● Yuzawa Shu*Kura
20th to 23rd
● Ryuto Shu*Kura
6th to 8th

October 2019
Sun. Mon. Tue. Wed. Thu. Fri. Sat.
    1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31    

This train service is in operation on the following days in October 2019.

● Koshino Shu*Kura
18th to 22nd, 25th to 27th
● Yuzawa Shu*Kura
4th to 6th
● Ryuto Shu*Kura
11th to 14th

November 2019
Sun. Mon. Tue. Wed. Thu. Fri. Sat.
          1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30

This train service is in operation on the following days in November 2019.

● Koshino Shu*Kura
15th to 17th, 22nd to 24th, 29th, 30th
● Yuzawa Shu*Kura
1st to 4th
● Ryuto Shu*Kura
8th to 10th

December 2019
Sun. Mon. Tue. Wed. Thu. Fri. Sat.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 31        

This train service is in operation on the following days in December 2019.

● Koshino Shu*Kura
1st
● Yuzawa Shu*Kura
Not in operation.
● Ryuto Shu*Kura
Not in operation.

  • * Service dates may be subject to change.

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).
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