All aboard for a pleasure trip to explore the beauty and traditions of Hokuriku

A look inside the car

Design Concept

Based on a concept of "hospitality through Japanese tradition and beauty," the exterior design is inspired by Hokuriku's traditional arts, Wajima-nuri lacquerware and Kaga Yuzen dyeing.

The first car has 8 semi-private compartments, offering a comfortable space for relaxing travel. The aisle is carpeted with a stepping stone pattern in the Japanese garden, and each compartment features a collection of classic Yuzen designs.

The second car features original rotating seats characterized by crimson fabric and a wooden grid in the back, and the aisle depicts flowing water. The interior design incorporates traditional Wajima-nuri lacquerware patterns.

HANAYOME NOREN offers an immersive atmosphere full of Hokuriku's traditions and beauty.

Car 1

Car 2

Cars

52 seats

  1. Car 1
  2. Car 2

Car 1

Unique semi-private compartments

Car 1

Car 1 entrance / Traditional craftwork exhibition space

Car 1 entrance / Traditional craftwork exhibition space

The entrance to Car 1 features a traditional Japanese design using classical Wajima-nuri lacquerware patterns and Kanazawa gold leafing. The traditional craftwork exhibition space is also decorated with Kanazawa gold leafing and displays the traditional crafts created in the area along the route.

Car 2

Event space

Event space

The event space in Car 2 is the venue for events including traditional art performances and taste-testing as well as sales of local products.

Route and timetable

Route

Kanazawa Station - Wakura Onsen Station
(This tourist train operates as an express train and only makes intermediate stops at Hakui Station and Nanao Station)

Timetable

Timetable

Schedule

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calendar Operating day

* Operating days for and after March 2019 will be announced later.

Meals

On-board food options require separately-purchased
HANAYOME NOREN Food Tickets.
(These tickets are sold up to 4 days prior to your boarding date.)

Japanese-style refreshments set

Supervised by the executive chef of Kagaya, the menu includes local specialties and Kagaya's exclusive flavors using local Noto ingredients.

Available on HANAYOME NOREN #2

Japanese-style refreshments set
* Image

[Japanese light meal]
[Beverage]

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Confectionery set

This original set features cakes and cookies selected by world-renowned patissier Hironobu Tsujiguchi, owner of LE MUSĒE DE H.

Available on HANAYOME NOREN #1 and #3

Confectionery set
* Image

[Cake]
[Cookies and baked confectionery]
[Beverage]

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Tipsy set

Supervised by the executive chef of Kagaya, this set combines Japanese delicacies exclusively from Ishikawa and Junmai-ginjo sake (pure sake made from highly milled rice) made by Sogen Shuzo, a Noto sake brewery.
* This set is only sold to customers of legal age to drink alcoholic beverages.

Available on HANAYOME NOREN #4

Tipsy set
* Image

[Japanese delicatessen]
[Japanese sake]
[Beverage]

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Information

On-board food options require  separately-purchased HANAYOME NOREN Food Tickets. (These tickets are sold up to 4 days prior to your boarding date.)

* Photos are all images and may differ in detail from the actual food.
* The content of the food options may change depending on season and supplies.

[Sales counter]

JR ticket office "Midori-no-madoguchi" (Green teller) at stations in JR West, Shikoku, and Kyushu, or JR East's View Plaza (travel counter) or other major travel agencies, or major travel agencies at JR Tokai
* Also available through JR West's telephone reservation service (only with credit card payment)

[Precautions]
  • These tickets are only available when traveling between Kanazawa Station and Nanao Station or Wakura Onsen Station.
  • Food tickets are only sold when you are purchasing a passenger ticket for the relevant HANAYOME NOREN or if you already have a passenger ticket for the relevant HANAYOME NOREN.
  • Food tickets are sold starting 1 month in advance of and up to 4 days prior to your boarding date. (No change or refund after this period)

On-board merchandise and traditional crafts

On-board merchandise

On-board merchandise

On the tourist train HANAYOME NOREN, beverages and alcoholic drinks, sweets and snacks, traditional crafts, and original goods related to the areas the route passes through are sold at the merchandise space in Car 1.
* The available merchandise is subject to change due to supply.

Traditional crafts exhibit

Traditional crafts exhibit

Passengers can see an excellent selection from Ishikawa's numerous traditional crafts developed by the rich traditional culture of the Kaga domain, including the Kaga Mizuhiki string work, Wajima-nuri lacquerware, and Kaga Temari balls.