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sl banetsu monogatari from aizu wakamatsu to niigata

SL Banetsu Monogatari from Aizu wakamatsu to Niigata

I did a search on hyperDia

there is a 11 am direct train to Niigata
it shows JR Ban-etsu-West Line for NIIGATA.

is this train the SL Banetsu Monogatari?

8pin
8pin

Hi there,

Do you have the link in Hyperdia you found?

This would help me confirm whether it is the train that you are looking for.

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Daniel-san
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8pin
8pin

Hi there,

Thanks! I looked it up but this does not seem to match the time table published by JR East, also the train interval is way the frequent.

For this years timetable see:
http://www.jreast.co.jp/railway/joyful/c57.html

(In Japanese).

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Daniel-san
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thanks Daniel san
but I don't know how to read the time table in Japanese.

can you help.

is there only one timing from Aizu to Niigata ?

8pin
8pin

Yes, its quite a special train so only once service in each direction when it rides.

IF you scroll down on the page, you'll find the full time table.

It starts at Niigata at 9:30 and arrives at Aizu at 13:35. The return starts from Aizu at 15:25 and arrives in Niigata at 19:06.

Hope this helps,
Daniel

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Daniel-san
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thanks it is helpful
the JR East pass will cover this right ?

is it worth taking this?

8pin
8pin

The JR Pass and JR East pass do cover this route. You do need a special additional tickets for seat reservation. Which is around 560yen for the SL train.

I have not yet had the pleasures of riding this train myself but I do think it would be worth experiencing.

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