The Koshino Shu*Kura Train
Travel In Niigata
This incredible train has live jazz and local saké! Read more about this magical Japan train.
Out in the beautiful mountains of Niigata Prefecture is one of Japan’s many special trains. Glide across the countryside in style on the Koshino Shu*Kura train.
This train, which runs along the Sea of Japan, is a perfect getaway: take in the ocean views as you drink local spirits (jizake) and listen to live jazz!
There is even a snow festival in February, too! It is famous for rice, which means that all around you can see picturesque rice paddies.
This side trip is an incredible way to visit small-town Japan, with its old wooden buildings, while eating well and picking up memorable small-batch souvenirs.