Published on : Friday, May 27, 2016
Twilight Express Mizukaze, operated by JR West, will journey through the traditional and unspoiled Japanese landscape of West Japan: the rich history and culture of Kyoto, Matsue, Izumo and Miyajima, and the beautiful natural scenery of the Sea of Japan, Mt. Daisen, and the Seto Inland Sea islands. Journeys will embark from Kyoto, Osaka and Shimonoseki stations.
Discover the allure of beautiful Japan from the comfort of a rail car with the superior quality of a hotel. Breath-taking scenery, exquisite haute cuisine by top-class chefs, sophisticated rail cars, and charming sights along the route.The art deco meets 21st century-style train will be 10 cars long, consisting of a dining car, a lounge car, six sleeper cars and the two sightseeing cars, which come complete with outdoor viewing platforms on the ends. Mizukaze will have a capacity of 30 passengers.
Mizukaze interior, a luxury train launching in Japan in spring 2017.
Menus will be overseen by top-class chefs, showcasing a variety of ingredients from along the route, and will be freshly prepared on board. Japan’s most Michelin-starred chef, Yoshihiro Murata of Kikunoi in Kyoto and now Tokimeitei in London strives to popularize washoku , which is recognized by UNESCO as an Intangible Cultural Heritage, across Japan and the world. Mizutake guests will be able to enjoy and gain a deeper understanding of washoku and the region’s cuisine through his specially designed menus.
The dining car on Mizukaze, a luxury cruise train launching in Japan in spring 2017.
Hajime Yoneda of Hajime restaurant in Osaka expresses his grand world view through his innovative culinary creations with uncompromising dedication. These chefs will draw on their experience, wisdom and skill to deliver the very best of West Japan’s rich cuisine for Mizukzae passengers.
The train’s name – “Mizukaze” – means, “train that speeds through the beautiful land of Mizuho like the wind.” The logo consists of the “M”of Mizukaze, and resembles a mountain range, with angels symbolizing the sweeping wind.