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TOHOKU EMOTION

Service interval: Hachinohe to Kuji Stations

  • TOHOKU EMOTION
  • TOHOKU EMOTION

Designed with a completely new concept so that the train ride is a pleasure in itself, the TOHOKU EMOTION began operation on October 19, 2013. In addition to a plethora of attractions that include excellent design, art and panoramic views, the TOHOKU EMOTION is particularly known for its cuisine. The features of this "Tohoku Restaurant Railway" include an open kitchen where you can watch your food being prepared while you wait. While gazing at the sea off the Sanriku coast, enjoy the menu crafted from plentiful local Tohoku ingredients.

Go inside with Google Street View

Go inside with Google Street View

Car interior

Car interior

Car interior

Car no. 1: Compartments

Car no. 1 has seven compartment rooms decorated with sashiko ori wall fabric made in the Fukushima tradition.

Car no. 1: Compartments

Car no. 2: Open kitchen

Car no. 2: Open kitchen

Car no. 2: Open kitchen

Car no. 2 has an open kitchen space. The back wall is decorated with kogin sashi embroidery in the Aomori tradition, and the counter walls are made of Nambu iron from Iwate and decorative Nambu himemari balls from Aomori.

Car no. 3: Dining area

Car no. 3 is an open dining area with Aomori kogin sashi embroidery on the floor, Iwate kohaku amber illumination, and Ogatsu inkstone from Miyagi as the finishing material for the fixtures.

Car no. 3: Dining area

Car layout

  • Hachinohe
  • Kuji
  • Car no. 1: Compartments
  • Car no. 2: Open kitchen
  • Car no. 3: Dining area
  • Car no. 1: Compartments
  • Car no. 2: Open kitchen
  • Car no. 3: Dining area

Regular stops

Regular stops

Note: As of February 2016.

Route & Timetables

TOHOKU EMOTION

Stops Outbound Inbound 
Hachinohe Around 11:00 (dep.) Around 16:07 (arr.)
Hon-Hachinohe (Passes through without stopping) Around 15:49 (dep.)
Around 15:48 (arr.)
Same (No stop) Around 15:37 (dep.)
Around 15:34 (arr.)
Tanesashikaigan (No stop) Around 15:19 (dep.)
Around 15:19 (arr.)
Kuji Around 12:56 (arr.) Around 14:15 (dep.)
Stops Outbound Inbound 
  • * The above information is current as of September 2020.
  • * The stops and times may be subject to change.

Calendar

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

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

4th to 7th, 11th to 14th, 18th, 20th, 25th, 27th, 28th
October 2020 Calendar
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This train is in service on the following days in October 2020.

3rd, 4th, 10th, 11th, 17th, 19th, 23rd, 24th, 26th, 30th, 31st
November 2020 Calendar
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This train is in service on the following days in November 2020.

1st, 2nd, 6th to 9th, 13th to 16th, 20th, 23rd, 27th to 30th
December 2020 Calendar
Sun. Mon. Tue. Wed. Thu. Fri. Sat.
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8 9 10
15 16 17
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This train is in service on the following days in December 2020.

4th to 7th, 11th to 14th, 18th to 21st, 25th to 27th
January 2021 Calendar
Sun. Mon. Tue. Wed. Thu. Fri. Sat.
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3 4 5 6 7
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This train service is in operation on the following days in January 2021.

8th to 10th, 16th to 18th, 22nd to 25th, 29th, 30th
February 2021 Calendar
Sun. Mon. Tue. Wed. Thu. Fri. Sat.
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9 10 11
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This train service is in operation on the following days in February 2021.

1st, 5th to 8th, 12th, 13th, 15th, 19th to 22nd, 26th to 28th
March 2021 Calendar
Sun. Mon. Tue. Wed. Thu. Fri. Sat.
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9 10 11
16 17 18 20
23 24 25
28 30 31      

This train service is in operation on the following days in March 2021.

1st, 5th to 8th, 12th to 15th, 19th, 21st, 22nd, 26th, 27th, 29th
  • * The above information is current as of September 2020.
  • * Service dates may be subject to change.
  • * In addition to the above, there are also scheduled tours created by major travel agencies.

How to purchase

Tickets for the TOHOKU EMOTION are not available for sale outside of Japan. There are multiple ways to purchase tickets as follows.

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