The Tohoku Emotion
The Tohoku Emotion, a multifunctional train
The Tohoku Emotion is a Japanese train, which crosses the northernmost part of the main island of Honshu and makes you taste the specialties of the region.
The culinary experience aboard the Tohoku Emotion
Eating local food while admiring the beautiful Japanese landscape? This is possible when traveling with the Tohoku Emotion! Kitchens, chefs, and dining areas, everything has been planned so that meals are prepared and served on board the train.
From Hachinohe to Kuji or from Kuji to Hachinohe, a fixed price is offered: 8,600 yen (€59.46) one way with full lunch and 5,100 yen (€35.20) dessert buffet. Some of the menu items are inspired by French cuisine, such as the appetizer, which features shrimp, seafood, vegetables, and more.
In order to offer a unique experience, the ingredients as well as the preparation techniques come from the Tohoku region. The goal: to eat and live locally!
If you go from Kuji, the night atmosphere of the city of Hachinohe will delight you. Discover narrow streets in the heart of the city, small bars, or local restaurants. In the early evening, people come out to enjoy the famous fresh seafood that comes directly from the coast of Hachinohe. A perfect destination for fresh food lovers!
The design of the Tohoku Emotion, between modernity and tradition
Created in 2013, the Tohoku Emotion is a train with a relatively simple and modern design on the outside. It is inside each car that we can find all the details that make this train unique.
Car 1 of the train offers 7 private compartments, each of which can accommodate 4 people. With their doors and windows overlooking the ocean, the compartments are ideal for a quiet moment alone or with others.
The Tohoku Emotion takes immersion even further with its open kitchen area in Car 2. The decoration consists of kogin sashi (traditional hand embroidery) made in the traditional style of Aomori city.
More discreetly, Nambu iron is the base of the counter walls and the decorative balls in the room. Originating from the Iwate prefecture in the Tohoku region, Nambu iron is a reminder of the presence of quality traditional elements.
Finally, car 3 is dedicated to the dining area. On the floor, kogin sashi embroideries from Aomori recall the decorations of car 2. Here, it is in the lighting fixtures that the details are hidden! Ogatsu inkstone, from Sendai in Tohoku, is used for the exterior finishes of the fixtures, while the light inspiration comes from Kohaku amber from Iwate.
Beyond the culinary aspect that seeks to showcase its local specialties, the decoration allows for immersion in the various particularities of the Tohoku region.