The Genbi shinkansen
Between Niigata and Echigo-Yzuwa
In the Genbi shinkasen between Echigo Yuzawa and Niigata, passengers can enjoy modern art created by some of today’s most prominent artists.
Shinkansen and art
The Genbi shinkansen operated on the Joetsu Line is accessible with a Japan Rail Pass and a JR East Nagano Niigata Pass.
Between Echigo Yuzawa and Niigata and during 50 minutes, passengers can enjoy modern art created by some of today’s most prominent artists.
The first car was decorated in Yellow by Nao Matsumoto based on the theme of rich harvests and festivals.
In the second coach, the wall is filled with mirror. As the train is moving, the passengers can enjoy watching the contrast between the moving landscape and themselves standing still.
In the other coaches, passengers can walk around. They will find a café that serve "Tsubame Coffee" and desserts and that use local ingredients with menu direction by Romi Igarashi. A kids room is also available.
The train is no longer running since 19th December 2020.