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Toreiyu Tsubasa

Service interval: Fukushima to Shinjo

  • Toreiyu Tsubasa
  • Toreiyu Tsubasa

The name "Toreiyu" is a blend of the Japanese pronunciations of the English word "train" (torein) and the French word "soleil" (soreiyu) meaning sun. The interior is equipped with reserved tatami mat seating, a bar counter stocked with locally brewed Yamagata sake, wine and juice, and footbaths for relaxing while enjoying the scenery outside the window. While aboard, take a stroll as though in a hot spring town and enjoy this new mode of Shinkansen travel.

Note: Footbaths are limited to riders with a View Ryoko Travel Package and footbath tickets must be purchased in advance.

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Car interior

Cars 12–14

Cars 12–14

Cars 12–14: Reserved tatami mat seating — conversation space

With large birch tables, spacious tatami mat seating, and Yamagata fruit motifs decorating the ceiling and chairs in relief, the Toreiyu Tsubasa creates a journey of elegance and comfort.

As of April 2019, cushion designs have been updated! Among the new designs is a traditional shogi-piece motif from the city of Tendo.

Note: On-board displays written in Japanese, English, and traditional Chinese are installed in cars 12 to 15. They show the occupancy status of the footbaths, route information, line advisories, and other useful notifications.

Car 15

Car 15

Car 15: Yuagari Lounge — a space to meet and find new things

Designed especially for those having finished a footbath, the Yuagari Lounge features tatami mat seating, tables made of sakura wood and a safflower-colored bar counter. The decorative shelving includes an organic LED panel for exhibiting goods from Yamagata. These, along with plaster walls and a small rock path create a space for meeting people and finding new things.

Car 15: Yuagari Lounge — a space to meet and find new things

Car 15: Yuagari Lounge — a space to meet and find new things

Car 15: Bar counter

The safflower-colored bar counter is stocked with products from Yamagata, such as local sake and fruit juice.

Note: Power outlets are also available.

Car 16: Footbaths — for relaxation

There are two safflower-colored footbaths leisurely situated on a raised stone floor. Between them is a black partition, and wooden louvers serve to create an enclosure. Gaze out the windows at the scenery while relaxing in the footbath.

New sofas installed in April 2019 were built using Tendo woodworking, a craft traditionally practiced along the train line.

Note: Footbaths are limited to riders with a View Travel Package and footbath tickets must be purchased in advance.

Car 16

Notes:

  • If you wish to use the footbath, please inform the salesperson when purchasing the View Ryoko Travel Package.
  • Passengers using the footbath are given a footbath ticket in advance. At the designated time, proceed to car no. 16 at the designated time and give the footbath ticket to the attendant.
  • Footbath reservations are limited.
  • Fifteen minutes are allotted for each footbath. Time extensions are not possible.
  • Only those with a footbath reservation are allowed in the footbath area. Thank you for your understanding.
  • Depending on availability, footbath tickets may be purchased on the train. See the attendant for details.
  • For same-day use, 450 yen per person.
  • The water used in the footbaths does not come from a hot spring.

Car layout

  • Fukushima
  • Yamagata,Shinjo
  • Car no. 11 Ordinary Car reserved seating
  • Car no. 12 Reserved tatami mat seating – conversation space
  • Car no. 13 Designated tatami mat seating – conversation space
  • Car no. 14 Designated tatami mat seating – conversation space
  • Car no. 15 Yuagari Lounge – a space to meet and find new things
  • Car no. 16 Footbaths – for relaxation
  • Car no. 11 Ordinary Car reserved seating
  • Car no. 12 Reserved tatami mat seating – conversation space
  • Car no. 13 Designated tatami mat seating – conversation space
  • Car no. 14 Designated tatami mat seating – conversation space
  • Car no. 15 Yuagari Lounge – a space to meet and find new things
  • Car no. 16 Footbaths – for relaxation

Regular stops

Regular stops

Timetables

Route & Timetables

Toreiyu Tsubasa

Stops 1 2
Fukushima 10:02 (dep.) 17:41 (arr.)
Yonezawa 10:36 (dep.) 17:07 (dep.)
Takahata 10:44 (dep.) 16:52 (dep.)
Akayu 10:50 (dep.) 16:45 (dep.)
Kamiyama-Onsen 11:08 (dep.) 16:23 (dep.)
Yamagata 11:26 (dep.) 16:13 (dep.)
Tendō 11:37 (dep.) 15:40 (dep.)
Sakurambohigashine 11:45 (dep.) 15:34 (dep.)
Murayama 11:50 (dep.) 15:28 (dep.)
Ōishida 12:00 (dep.) 15:16 (dep.)
Shinjō 12:16 (arr.) 15:00 (dep.)
Stops 1 2
* The times and stops listed above may be subject to change.
* Toreiyu Tsubasa uses conventional line platforms at Fukushima Station. Allow enough time to transfer to and from Shinkansen trains.
timetables

Calendar

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

August 2019
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This train service is in operation on the following days in August 2019.

3rd, 4th, 24th, 25th, 31st

September 2019
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This train service is in operation on the following days in September 2019.

1st, 7th, 8th, 14th to 16th, 21st to 23rd, 28th, 29th

October 2019
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This train service is in operation on the following days in October 2019.

5th, 6th,12th to 14th, 19th, 20th, 22nd, 26th, 27th

November 2019
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This train service is in operation on the following days in November 2019.

2nd to 4th, 9th, 10th, 16th, 17th, 30th

December 2019
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This train service is in operation on the following days in December 2019.

1st, 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th, 21st, 22nd

January 2020
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This train service is in operation on the following days in January 2020.

11th to 13th, 18th, 19th, 25th, 26th

February 2020
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This train service is in operation on the following days in February 2020.

1st, 2nd, 8th, 9th, 11th, 15th, 16th, 22nd to 24th, 29th

March 2020
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This train service is in operation on the following days in March 2020.

1st, 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th, 20th to 22nd, 28th, 29th

  • * Service dates may be subject to change.
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How to purchase

Tickets for the Toreiyu Tsubasa 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.

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