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. View Travel Packages created especially for the Koshino Shu*Kura and featuring specialty Niigata sake and food are also available.

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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

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.)
16:06 (arr.)
Ojiya 11:53 (dep.) 15:50 (dep.)
Echigo-Kawaguchi 12:01 (dep.) 15:41 (dep.)
Tōkamachi 12:32 (arr.) 14:49 (dep.)
Stops Outbound Inbound 
  • * The above information is current as of January 2022.
  • * 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.)
16:06 (arr.)
Ojiya 11:53 (dep.) 15:50 (dep.)
Echigo-Kawaguchi 12:02 (dep.) 15:41 (dep.)
Koide 12:17 (dep.) 15:30 (dep.)
Urasa 12:31 (dep.) 15:20 (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 January 2022.
  • * 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.)
15:58 (arr.)
Mitsuke 12:03 (dep.) 15:47 (dep.)
Higashi-Sanjō 12:20 (dep.) 15:36 (dep.)
Kamo 12:29 (dep.) 15:28 (dep.)
Niitsu 12:50 (dep.) 15:11 (dep.)
Niigata 13:05 (arr.) 14:52 (dep.)
Stops Outbound Inbound 
  • * The above information is current as of January 2022.
  • * 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

January 2022Calendar
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          

2022年1月の運行日は以下となります。

▍越乃Shu*Kura
運行はございません。
▍ゆざわShu*Kura
運行はございません。
▍柳都Shu*Kura
運行はございません。
February 2022Calendar
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          

2022年2月の運行日は以下となります。

▍越乃Shu*Kura
運行はございません。
▍ゆざわShu*Kura
運行はございません。
▍柳都Shu*Kura
運行はございません。
March 2022Calendar
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    

2022年3月の運行日は以下となります。

▍越乃Shu*Kura
運行はございません。
▍ゆざわShu*Kura
運行はございません。
▍柳都Shu*Kura
運行はございません。
April 2022Calendar
Sun. Mon. Tue. Wed. Thu. Fri. Sat.
         
4 5 6 7
11 12 13 14
18 19 20 21
25 26 27 28

2022年4月の運行日は以下となります。

▍越乃Shu*Kura
1日〜3日、8日〜10日、29日、30日
▍ゆざわShu*Kura
15日〜17日
▍柳都Shu*Kura
22日〜24日
May 2022Calendar
Sun. Mon. Tue. Wed. Thu. Fri. Sat.
2
9 10 11 12
16 17 18 19
23 24 25 26
30 31        

2022年5月の運行日は以下となります。

▍越乃Shu*Kura
1日、3日〜5日、13日〜15日、27日〜29日
▍ゆざわShu*Kura
6日〜8日
▍柳都Shu*Kura
20日〜22日
June 2022Calendar
Sun. Mon. Tue. Wed. Thu. Fri. Sat.
      1 2 4
6 7 8 9
13 14 15 16
20 21 22 23
27 28 29 30    

2022年6月の運行日は以下となります。

▍越乃Shu*Kura
10日〜12日、24日〜26日
▍ゆざわShu*Kura
3日、5日
▍柳都Shu*Kura
17日〜19日
July 2022Calendar
Sun. Mon. Tue. Wed. Thu. Fri. Sat.
         
4 5 6 7
11 12 13 14
19 20 21
25 26 27 28
           

2022年7月の運行日は以下となります。

▍越乃Shu*Kura
1日〜3日、15日〜18日、29日〜31日
▍ゆざわShu*Kura
22日〜24日
▍柳都Shu*Kura
8日〜10日
August 2022Calendar
Sun. Mon. Tue. Wed. Thu. Fri. Sat.
  1 2 3 4
8 9 10
15 16 17 18
22 23 24 25
29 30 31      

2022年8月の運行日は以下となります。

▍越乃Shu*Kura
11日〜14日、26日〜28日
▍ゆざわShu*Kura
19日〜21日
▍柳都Shu*Kura
5日〜7日
September 2022Calendar
Sun. Mon. Tue. Wed. Thu. Fri. Sat.
        1 3
4 5 6 7 8
12 13 14 15
20 21 22
26 27 28 29  

2022年9月の運行日は以下となります。

▍越乃Shu*Kura
2日、16日〜19日、30日
▍ゆざわShu*Kura
23日〜25日
▍柳都Shu*Kura
9日〜11日
  • * The above information is current as of January 2022.
  • * Service dates may be subject to change.

How to purchase

There are multiple ways to purchase tickets as follows.

Merchandise is no longer handled at offices as of the end of February 2022.
For sales for trains departing April 2022 and after, use our official website (Japanese only).

https://www.jre-joyful.com/

  • *Reserved seat tickets (seats only) for Koshino Shu*Kura (car no. 3) and KAIRI (cars no. 1 and 2) are sold at reserved seat ticket vending machines at stations, JR Ticket Offices (Midori-no-Madoguchi), JR-EAST Train Reservation, etc., the same as before.
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.

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