Exterior / Interior

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.

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.

Exterior

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

Car No. 6-No. 10

  • [ Car No. 10 ]

    Observation Car

  • [ Car No. 9 ]

    ROYAL TWIN

  • [ Car No. 8 ]

    ROYAL TWIN

  • [ Car No. 7 ]

    THE SUITE

  • [ Car No. 6 ]

    Dining Car*

Car No. 1-No. 5

  • [ Car No. 5 ]

    Lounge Car

  • [ Car No. 4 ]

    ROYAL TWIN(Universal design)

    ROYAL SINGLE

  • [ Car No. 3 ]

    ROYAL TWIN

  • [ Car No. 2 ]

    ROYAL TWIN

  • [ Car No. 1 ]

    Observation Car

*For the time being, the Dining Car is not in use. Guests will have meals served in their rooms. However, you can still view meal preparations in the open kitchen.

  • THE SUITE

    • THE SUITE Living / dining Living / dining
    • THE SUITE Bedroom Bedroom
    • THE SUITE Bathroom (with a tub) Bathroom (with a tub)
    • THE SUITE

      THE SUITE

    THE SUITE[ Car No. 7 ]

    Something truly rare: a suite comprised of an entire rail car. With an entrance, private balcony, living/dining room, bedroom and bathroom with a bathtub, it has all the facilities befitting a suite.

    See Car Diagram

  • ROYAL TWIN

    • ROYAL TWIN
    • ROYAL TWIN Daytime Daytime
    • ROYAL TWIN Night time Night time

    ROYAL TWIN[ Car No. 2 ][ Car No. 3 ]
    [ Car No. 8 ][ Car No. 9 ]

    ROYAL TWIN(Universal design)[ Car No. 4 ]

    Has doors made with wood from the five prefectures of the Chugoku region, and custom-made traditional crafted items from regions along the route. The retractable beds create a large area in which to relax during the daytime. Scenery on both sides of the train can be enjoyed from the large windows, some of which open to let in the fresh breeze.

    There is one barrier-free room. It can be used by wheelchair users.
    Compared to the other Royal Twin rooms, the view from the aisle side is narrower.

    See Car Diagram

  • ROYAL SINGLE

    • ROYAL SINGLE Daytime Daytime

    ROYAL SINGLE[ Car No. 4 ]

    Has doors made with wood from the five prefectures of the Chugoku region, and custom-made traditional crafted items from regions along the route. The retractable beds create a large area in which to relax during the daytime. The passing scenery can be enjoyed from the large windows, some of which open to let in the fresh breeze.

    See Car Diagram

  • DINER PLEIADES

    • DINER PLEIADES
    • DINER PLEIADES
    • DINER PLEIADES

    Dining CarDINER PLEIADES[ Car No. 6 ]

    An open kitchen, where food artisans prepare meals. You can see the preparations up close from the aisle window. You can enjoy the meals made in the Dining Car in your room while gazing out at the beautiful scenery.

    *Guests will have meals served in their rooms.

    See Car Diagram

  • SALON DE L'OUEST

    • SALON DE L'OUEST
    • SALON DE L'OUEST

    Lounge CarSALON DE L'OUEST[ Car No. 5 ]

    The lounge car has a bar counter, table and chairs for tea ceremony, and a boutique area. Enjoy fascinating conversation and the hospitality of MIZUKAZE surrounded by the car’s relaxing wooden interior.

    See Car Diagram

  • OBSERVATION CAR

    • OBSERVATION CAR
    • OBSERVATION CAR

    Observation Car[ Car No. 1 ][ Car No. 10 ]

    The observation room has an open feel, where you can take in the whole sky, the stars, and the passing scenery. Step out onto the observation deck to enjoy the fresh breeze.

    *When the observation deck is crowded, we may ask guests to take turns.

    See Car Diagram