The Train

The Train

Pass the time enveloped in a refined atmosphere
with a touch of nostalgia.

The train blends into the Japanese landscape beautifully, and boasts the superior quality of a hotel, with a touch of nostalgia.
Created by artisans in architecture and industrial design, a train journey like no other begins.

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The Creators of MIZUKAZE
  • The Creators of MIZUKAZE
  • Train
  • Exterior / Interior

Supervised by leading experts in architecture and industrial design

The Creators of MIZUKAZE

Format

10 cars
THE SUITE: 1 car, ROYAL TWIN / ROYAL SINGLE: 1 car, ROYAL TWIN: 4 cars, Dining Car*: 1, Lounge Car*: 1, Observation Cars*: 2 (at both ends of the train)
*Public areas

Rooms

- Three classes of room (Suite, Twin, Single)
- Capacity: 34 people

Power system

Hybrid system
(diesel-generated electric power, and battery-assisted motor drive.)

Trainset Composition

  • Car No. 10 Observation Car

    Car No. 10 Observation Car

    See Car Diagram

  • Car No. 9 ROYAL TWIN

    Car No. 9 ROYAL TWIN

    See Car Diagram

  • Car No. 8 ROYAL TWIN

    Car No. 8 ROYAL TWIN

    See Car Diagram

  • Car No. 7 THE SUITE

    Car No. 7 THE SUITE

    See Car Diagram

  • Car No. 6 Dining Car

    Car No. 6 Dining Car

    See Car Diagram

  • Car No. 5 Lounge Car

    Car No. 5 Lounge Car

    See Car Diagram

  • Car No. 4 ROYAL TWIN(Universal design)/ROYAL SINGLE

    Car No. 4 ROYAL TWIN (Universal design) /ROYAL SINGLE

    See Car Diagram

  • Car No. 3 ROYAL TWIN

    Car No. 3 ROYAL TWIN

    See Car Diagram

  • Car No. 2 ROYAL TWIN

    Car No. 2 ROYAL TWIN

    See Car Diagram

  • Car No. 1 Observation Car

    Car No. 1 Observation Car

    See Car Diagram

Design Concept

Based on the concept of “Superior quality with a touch of nostalgia”, the train has a “nostalgic modern” design, which creates an air of refinement and a relaxing, evocative atmosphere.

Exterior

The “MIZUKAZE Green” exterior, inherited from the former Twilight Express, blends into the surrounding landscape, and is accented with a gold emblem and trim. The streamlined head car has an observation deck surrounded by five sweeping rails, and with round headlights, and a driver’s compartment reminiscent of locomotives from a bygone era, it evokes a sense of nostalgia.
  • Exterior

    Exterior

Interior

The interior is inspired by Art Deco, a style popular in the 1920s and 30s. The cars contain decorative touches from regions along the routes. The large windows give sweeping views of the spectacular flowing scenery. Relax next to an open window, or step out onto the observation deck to feel the breeze.
  • THE SUITE Bathroom (with a tub)

    THE SUITE

    Bathroom (with a tub)

  • THE SUITE (Living room)

    THE SUITE

    (Living room)

  • THE SUITE Bedroom

    THE SUITE

    Bedroom

  • THE SUITE

    THE SUITE

  • ROYAL TWIN (Daytime)

    ROYAL TWIN

    (Daytime)

  • ROYAL TWIN (Night time)

    ROYAL TWIN

    (Night time)

  • ROYAL SINGLE

    ROYAL SINGLE

  • Lounge Car SALON DE L'OUEST(Full view)

    Lounge Car

    SALON DE L'OUEST
    (Full view)

  • Dining Car DINER PLEIADES(Full view)

    Dining Car

    DINER PLEIADES
    (Full view)

  • Dining Car DINER PLEIADES

    Dining Car

    DINER PLEIADES

  • Lounge Car SALON DE L'OUEST(Bar counter)

    Lounge Car

    SALON DE L'OUEST
    (Bar counter)

  • Observation Car (daytime)

    Observation Car

    (Daytime)

  • Observation Car (Night time)

    Observation Car

    (Night time)