The world's fastest art experience!
The GENBI SHINKANSEN
Modern art created by prominent artists especially for the GENBI SHINKANSEN is on exhibit in each car. Additionally, the train features a café that serves Tsubame Coffee, a popular beverage from Tsubame-Sanjo, and desserts made from carefully selected local ingredients under the supervision of Chef Romi Igarashi from romi-unie.
Other attractive onboard features include a playroom where kids can interact with modern art first hand, and train windows offering beautiful panoramas along the route.
Experience the fastest art appreciation in the world: the GENBI SHIKANSEN delivers new charms on your journey to Niigata.
Service interval: Echigo-Yuzawa to Niigata
Car no. 14
Photographs taken on a journey up K2 in the Karakoram Mountains of Pakistan are on display. Get swept away from the interior of the streamlined Shinkansen on a journey of rock and ice to the pinnacle of K2!
Car no. 15
The Shinkansen shoots through the mountains, revealing a momentary glimpse of a previously unknown townscape. It is hoped that these art pieces lead to encounters with new scenery for everyone who shares this moment in time.
Car no. 16
With the beautiful village mountains of Niigata as a backdrop, art pieces ("Niigata Village Mountains") will be on exhibit starting on Saturday, July 28, 2018. Enjoy the debut of these new artworks on the GENBI SHIKANSEN.
For more detail, please refer to the flyer
- GENBI SHINKANSEN Non-reserved express ticket
- JR train ticket (Echigo Yuzawa Sta. → Niigata Sta.) or (Niigata Sta. → Echigo Yuzawa Sta.)
- CoCoLo Niigata Shopping ticket JPY500x2