West Japan has a wealth of regions offering traditional and unspoiled Japanese landscape: the rich history and culture of Kyoto, Matsue, Izumo and Miyajima, and the beautiful natural scenery of the Sea of Japan, Mt. Daisen, and the Seto Inland Sea islands. Discover the allure of beautiful Japan from the comfort of a train with the superior quality of a hotel. Breathtaking scenery, exquisite haute cuisine by top-class chefs, sophisticated cars, and charming sights along the route...
TWILIGHT EXPRESS MIZUKAZE offers you an exceptional train journey like no other.
Savor the passing scenery and all its seasonal expressions over a sumptuous meal in the dining car, while enjoying the fresh breeze on the observation deck, or while relaxing in the lounge car or the comfort of your room.
The wonders of beautiful Japan can be savored in the cuisine served on MIZUKAZE. Planned by Takeshi KADOKAMI and overseen by top-class culinary artisans, dishes contain an extravagant variety of ingredients from along the route, and are made on board. The unique cuisine of MIZUKAZE is one more thing to look forward to.
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.
MIZUKAZE promises you an unforgettable experience.
Hop off the train and immerse yourself in the history, culture and stunning landscapes of the designated sightseeing stops. Exclusive experiences which serve to enhance your delightful journey on MIZUKAKE include visits to places not usually open to the public, and the viewing of magnificent works of art.
Mizukaze literally means fresh wind, and can also be read as a joyous wind which brings fortune. The name expresses the idea of the new Twilight Express bringing joy to beautiful Japan, the “Land of Abundance” (or Mizuho-no-kuni, an ancient name for Japan).
The logo consists of the “M”of MIZUKAZE, and resembles a mountain range, with angels from the logo of the former Twilight Express symbolizing the sweeping wind.
* go to About MIZUKAZE / History for more information about the former Twilight Express.