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

Go inside with Google Street View

Go inside with Google Street View

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

Route & Timetables

Route & Timetables

Route & Timetables

Notes:

  • The times and stops listed above are subject to change.
  • * On Saturday, March 9 and Sunday, March 10, the time schedule for departures made from stations on the interval between Niitsu Station and Nagaoka Station will differ. For specific information, please consult the JR time schedule or the pamphlet for that route.

Calendar

Days marked with colored circles indicate the service days of the corresponding trains.

Koshino Shu*Kura Yuzawa Shu*Kura Ryuto Shu*Kura

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Note:

  • Service dates are 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