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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 June 2020.
  • * The stops and times may be subject to change.

Calendar

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

If you click on a date the train is in operation, you can search for empty seats and make a ticket reservation.
* You need to have registered with JR-EAST Train Reservation.

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  • * The above information is current as of June 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.

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).