2-Day/1-Night Trip (Yamanashi),

Spring - Autumn (departing in April, May, October and November)
[Scheduled to start in April, 2022]

Day.1

Train Suite Shiki-shima departs from Ueno Station.

Station staff see you off as your train departs.
  • [Lunch] onboard the train

Lunch prepared by Katsuya Shiraiwa of BAIYAN Chinese Restaurant

  • A chef trained in Hong Kong and Beijing serves Chinese fare that is a feast for your taste buds and your eyes. Enjoy a painstakingly crafted selection of beautiful dishes made from fresh ingredients.
  • Located near the station of departure, Ueno Station, every seat in the restaurant boasts a view of the open kitchen. Bright flames spark before your eyes as chefs prepare your meal and deliver entertainment that is a feast of sights, sounds and smells unique to Chinese cuisine.
    Even on board, Japan’s plentiful ingredients and skills honed in China are harnessed to craft delicacies such as our house specialty "Ringoame" and other dishes that feel classic and homemade, yet authentically Chinese—we hope they mark the beginning of a pleasant journey!
  • Katsuya Shiraiwa BAIYAN Chinese Restaurant
    Taito-Ku, Tokyo

Arrive at Niitsu Station.

  • Shin-Yu Tan-Bo at Niigata
    [Stopover for sightseeing]

Niigata Prefecture was a port of call for people traveling on Kitamaebune ships from the late Edo Era to mid-Meiji Era, eventually developing into a thriving port city.
This spurred a culture of omotenashi (hospitality), ranging from luxury restaurants to geisha, that brought in visitors and made merchants their fortunes.
On this trip, we will visit the villa of the Saito family, who were said to be one of the three major financial powers of the Niigata area.

  • Departing in April and May

    Stopover for sightseeing

    The Niigata Saito Villa

    • We’ll guide you through the Niigata Saito Villa, which was built by the Saito family in 1918. Here, you’ll experience a sense of prosperity that lingers to this day in the incredible craftsmanship of the estate and its beautiful gardens.


  • Departing in October and November

    Stopover for sightseeing

    Enkikan ・ NIIGATA FURUMACHI GEIGI

    • Enkikan is a part of the Saito Villa that was relocated to Hakusan Park. Premium wood has been used throughout, with the transoms of tatami mat rooms and fusuma panel art giving off the ambiance of a tea ceremony room.
      At Enkikan, you’ll enjoy the performing arts of the geisha of Furumachi, Niigata, a geisha district that stands alongside Gion in Kyoto and Shinbashi in Tokyo.



Depart Niitsu Station.

  • [Dinner] onboard the train - [Overnight] on Train Suite Shiki-shima

Dinner prepared by Train Suite Shiki-shima executive chef Shigeru Sato

  • Enjoy a special full-course French dinner prepared by Train Suite Shiki-shima executive chef Shigeru Sato that brings out the incredible flavors of the ingredients of Eastern Japan.
  • Succeeding cuisine and numerous considerations on Train Suite Shiki-shima, which have been built up by the supervisors, Nakamura and Iwasaki, I will create meals of imaginative narrativity, with great attention to the ingredients and a culture unique to each area.
    I am from Akita in northeastern Japan, which means that I have such a commitment, and always do my very best to highlight the most attractive points of each area through my cuisine.
    I am very much looking forward to welcoming the guests to Train Suite Shiki-shima.
  • Shigeru SatoExecutive chef of Train Suite Shiki-shima

Cocktail Hour

Enjoy a drink at Lounge Komorebi in Car 5.
Relax with a drink while watching the evening scenery from the train window. Lounge Komorebi in Car 5 is open to guests at all times apart from during meal service. [For the foreseeable future, Lounge Komorebi will be closed from 24:00 to 05:00 as a measure to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).]

Day.2

Arrive at Enzan Station.

  • Shin-Yu Tan-Bo at Enzan
    [Stopover for sightseeing]

Yamanashi has long been known for its grape cultivation.
They can be enjoyed fresh off the vine, but viticulture started taking hold during the westernization that occurred during the Meiji Era, and the area became known as the birthplace of the Japanese wine industry.
Yamanashi is now a major producer of Japanese wine, brewed locally using 100% domestic grapes, and continues to prosper, crafting wine on par with the most famous production regions in the world. In recent years, wine from the area has received high praise, earning awards in competitions both in Japan and abroad.

Breakfast prepared by Ryuichi Hirose of FRENCH DINING RYU (Yamanashi)

  • Enjoy a Western-style breakfast made from Yamanashi vegetables and other local ingredients amid the ambiance of a spacious tatami mat room that boasts views of the Japanese garden from every seat.
  • Modern French cuisine made from local ingredients and served in a Japanese atmosphere

    FRENCH DINING RYU is located in the renovated former home of the mayor. Enjoy French fare at table seating in the tatami mat room as you take in beautiful seasonal views of the karesansui (traditional rock garden).
    The restaurant’s guiding concept is a marriage of Western cuisine and Japanese aesthetics, for mild, yet classic flavors that showcase the bounty of Koshu. Relax and enjoy a special morning as only Train Suite Shiki-shima can provide, savoring cuisine made with French technique that somehow highlights its Japanese essence.
  • Ryuichi Hirose FRENCH DINING RYU
    Koshu City, Yamanashi Prefecture


During the trip, you’ll visit one of Katsunuma’s wineries, GRACE WINE, KATSUNUMA WINERY or MARUFUJI WINERY, where you’ll get a taste of the history of Japanese wine production from establishments who harness the terroir of the region to cultivate Koshu grapes.

GRACE WINE

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KATSUNUMA WINERY

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MARUFUJI WINERY

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Depart Enzan Station.

  • [Lunch] onboard the train

Lunch prepared by Masaya Oka of Katsusen Oka

  • Enjoy Chef Oka's take on Japanese cuisine, which is painstakingly prepared with only the freshest ingredients to enhance its flavor even further.
  • It’s been 28 years since I first encountered the fateful words contained in “Bimikyushin”, Japan’s first essay on cuisine, which taught me the direct pursuit of genuine flavor. I’m proud to continue this tradition aboard Train Suite Shiki-shima. . . . Harnessing local Yamanashi ingredients and a long tradition of Japanese culinary skill and craft, we will make every effort to bring a smile to your face. It’s my hope that the lunch you have as your journey draws to a close will be one to remember.
  • Masaya Oka Katsusen Oka
    Kofu City, Yamanashi Prefecture

Arrive at Ueno Station.

Farewell party will be held in “Prologue Shiki-shima” after arrival at Ueno Station.
Enjoy the company of the train crew and your fellow travelers one final time, while reflecting on a wonderful time spent aboard Train Suite Shiki-shima.
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