Even if you are not a railway enthusiast, you can enjoy a one-day tour to see, learn, and quiz about the various technologies that support railways in the snow country, Joetsu-city, Niigata pref.
Meeting Time 8:30
Meeting place: Echigo Tokimeki Railway Joetsu-Myoko Station
Train departure from Joetsu-Myoko to Nihongi
Nihongi Station is one of very few remaining switchback stations in Japan
— the train actually goes past the station on one set of tracks,
then backs into the station on a separate set.
9:19 Arrival at Nihongi Station
The registered tangible cultural property
Nihongi Station Observation Tour
10:30 Head to Scenic Railway Station, “Arimagawa Station”
Enjoy the scenery of Arimagawa Station.
11:40 Visit Dai-touzaki inclined shaft
48 meters underground, descending 415 steps to the deepest level.
You can experience the passage of a freight train through the inclined shafts.
13:10 Arrive at Itoigawa Station
13:42 Boarding Express train #2 from Itoigawa to Naoetsu
（Box lunch served on a train）
14:31 Arrival at Naoetsu Station
Visit to Zero Kilometer Post in Naoetsu Station
Naoetsu D51 Rail Park
Visit the inspection room in the operation center.
16:33 Departure from Naoetsu Station
16:48 Arrival at Joetu-Myoko Station
If you wish to participate, please fill out the application form and send it to the Secretariat.
(Application has been closed.)
Joestu Railway Museum Project Office
5-1-5 Yamato Joetsu-city Niigata pref
Shopping Street “Furusatto”