JOYFUL TRAINS

Koshino Shu*Kura

Service interval: Joetsumyoko to Tokamachi Station on the Iiyama Line

  • Koshino Shu*Kura
  • 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.
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!

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

Operating schedule

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.