This tour includes a round-trip Shinkansen ticket from Tokyo to Niigata and then a ride on the Genbi Shinkansen between Niigata and Echigo-Uzawa, considered a rolling art gallery for its display of beautiful contemporary art.
- Travel in great comfort on the bullet train from Tokyo to Niigata with a round-trip ticket.
- In Niigata, ride on the Genbi Shinkansen, a rolling art gallery featuring contemporary art on board
- Enjoy the beautiful scenery out the window.
The Genbi Shinkansen, known as a rolling art gallery because it features a contemporary art display on board is now available between Niigata Station and Echigo-Uzawa Station!
You will start your adventure in Tokyo on the regular Joetsu Shinkansen, that will take you all the way to Niigata Station, giving you a chance to experience one of the fastest trains in the world, admiring the beautiful scenery of Japan's forests.
Once in Niigata, you'll then have the opportunity to ride on the Genbi Shinkansen, which literally means "Contemporary beauty bullet train". It is touted as the world's fastest art experience, because of the uniqueness of its appearance, you will feel like you are in a museum.
The tour includes a voucher that you can exchange at car 13 for a spoon and a fork with Genbi's logo as souvenirs. Also at car 13, you'll find the cafe of the train, where you can enjoy local desserts and delicious coffee.
There is also a play room for children and a great spot to admire the fascinating view out the window.
All cars on the Genbi Shinkansen are full of colorful and classy contemporary art. It's a unique opportunity to travel in style and enjoy both the views as well as the ride itself!
The regular Joetsu Shinkansen will take you back from Echigo-Uzawa Station to Tokyo.
You can depart/arrive at: Ueno, Oomiya or Takasaki
- We cannot 100% guarantee tickets. After we confirm your booking, we will purchase them for you as soon as possible, but please be aware there's always a slight chance for them to sell out in the meantime.
- In addition, you may not be able to receive a refund once we obtain tickets for you.
- In the event we cannot acquire tickets, we will reimburse you the full cost.
- Please reserve weekend tickets early because they sell out fast.
※ Important Ticket Delivery & Pickup Information - Please Read Carefully ※
1. Ticket Pickup
If you are not staying at a hotel; book within 3 days of the ticket date; or do not select the ticket delivery add-on, and please collect your tickets from our Tokyo office in Shibuya. Our office is located 6 minutes (on foot) from Shibuya station.
(English) Miyamasu ON Building 5th floor, 1-15-8 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
(Japanese) 〒150-0002 東京都渋谷区渋谷 1-15-8 宮益 ON ビル 5F
Detailed Directions (Shibuya station to Voyagin): http://voyag.in/shibuya-station-to-voyagin-office
Google Map (Shibuya station to Voyagin): http://voyag.in/voyagin-google-map
2. Ticket Delivery Add-on
Ticket delivery is available as an optional add-on, please select on the booking form for 400 yen. We will deliver the tickets to your hotel, and the tickets will be available for pickup from your hotel concierge when you check-in. If you would like us to deliver the tickets to your hotel, please provide us with the following information:
- Hotel name
- The full name used for your reservation
- Check-in date
- We need at least 3 business days for delivery. If placing a last minute booking within 3 days of your visit, or if we don't get your hotel information soon enough, you'll need to collect your tickets from our Tokyo office unless you book the optional "Same Day Delivery Service to Tokyo Hotels" service (described below).
- If you are not staying at a hotel, you are required to pickup the tickets from our office.
3. Same Day Delivery Service to Tokyo Hotels Add-on
We offer same day ticket delivery to central Tokyo hotels if the booking is placed before 17:00 JST. The same day delivery service is only available to hotels with a concierge. The tickets will be delivered to your hotel within 3 hours of us accepting your order; please note that this does not mean the tickets are delivered within 3 hours of you placing your order.
If you are interested in the same day delivery service, please also book the "Same Day Delivery Service to Tokyo Hotels" option with your tickets.
Tokyo (Ueno Station / Omiya Station / Takasaki Station)