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SL Banetsu Monogatari from Aizu wakamatsu to Niigata

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almost 2 years ago
31 responses

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?

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Daniel-san
12228 posts
almost 2 years ago
Expert button 2

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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8pin
31 posts
almost 2 years ago
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Daniel-san
12228 posts
almost 2 years ago
Expert button 2

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).

8pin
8pin
31 posts
almost 2 years ago

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 ?

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Daniel-san
12228 posts
almost 2 years ago
Expert button 2

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

8pin
8pin
31 posts
almost 2 years ago

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

is it worth taking this?

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Daniel-san
12228 posts
almost 2 years ago
Expert button 2

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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