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 
(Echigo TOKImeki)
Jōetsumyōkō
10:02 (dep.) 18:38 (arr.)
(Echigo TOKImeki)
Takada
10:07 (dep.) 18:31 (dep.)
(Echigo TOKImeki)
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 
  • * The above information is current as of July 2020.
  • * The stops and times may be subject to change.

Yuzawa Shu*Kura

Stops Outbound Inbound 
(Echigo TOKImeki)
Jōetsumyōkō
10:02 (dep.) 18:38 (arr.)
(Echigo TOKImeki)
Takada
10:07 (dep.) 18:31 (dep.)
(Echigo TOKImeki)
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 
  • * The above information is current as of July 2020.
  • * The stops and times may be subject to change.

Ryuto Shu*Kura

Stops Outbound Inbound 
(Echigo TOKImeki)
Jōetsumyōkō
10:02 (dep.) 18:38 (arr.)
(Echigo TOKImeki)
Takada
10:07 (dep.) 18:31 (dep.)
(Echigo TOKImeki)
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.)
15:57 (arr.)
Mitsuke 12:03 (dep.) 15:47 (dep.)
Higashi-Sanjō 12:18 (dep.) 15:35 (dep.)
Kamo 12:26 (dep.) 15:27 (dep.)
Niitsu 12:50 (dep.) 15:10 (dep.)
Niigata 13:06 (arr.) 14:52 (dep.)
Stops Outbound Inbound 
  • * The above information is current as of July 2020.
  • * The stops and times may be subject to change.

Calendar

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

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

July 2020 Calendar
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 is in service on the following days in July 2020.

▍Koshino Shu*Kura
Not in operation.
▍Yuzawa Shu*Kura
Not in operation.
▍Ryuto Shu*Kura
Not in operation.
August 2020 Calendar
Sun. Mon. Tue. Wed. Thu. Fri. Sat.
           
3 4 5 6
11 12 13
17 18 19 20
24 25 26 27
31          

This train is in service on the following days in August 2020.

▍Koshino Shu*Kura
1st, 2nd, 21st to 23rd, 28th to 30th
▍Yuzawa Shu*Kura
14th to 16th
▍Ryuto Shu*Kura
7th to 10th
September 2020 Calendar
Sun. Mon. Tue. Wed. Thu. Fri. Sat.
    1 2 3
7 8 9 10
14 15 16 17
23 24
28 29 30      

This train is in service on the following days in September 2020.

▍Koshino Shu*Kura
18th to 22nd, 25th to 27th
▍Yuzawa Shu*Kura
11th to 13th
▍Ryuto Shu*Kura
4th to 6th
October 2020 Calendar
Sun. Mon. Tue. Wed. Thu. Fri. Sat.
        1
5 6 7 8
12 13 14 15
19 20 21 22
26 27 28 29

This train is in service on the following days in October 2020.

▍Koshino Shu*Kura
2nd to 4th, 16th to 18th
▍Yuzawa Shu*Kura
23rd to 25th
▍Ryuto Shu*Kura
9th to 11th, 30th, 31st
November 2020 Calendar
Sun. Mon. Tue. Wed. Thu. Fri. Sat.
4 5
9 10 11 12
16 17 18 19
24 25 26
30          

This train is in service on the following days in November 2020.

▍Koshino Shu*Kura
6th to 8th, 27th to 29th
▍Yuzawa Shu*Kura
20th to 23rd
▍Ryuto Shu*Kura
1st to 3rd, 13th to 15th
  • * The above information is current as of July 2020.
  • * 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