Boarding a reservation only train that takes just a little over 30 minutes to reach its destination, I was treated to a stunning night view from Obasute Station.
The Obasute Night View Train
Savory Local Dishes
The ride allowed us enough time to dig into this hearty bento which even included rice harvested from our destination, Obasute.
Despite the rain, the city lights still offered a beautiful scene. The moon rising over the rice fields must be stunning.
Upon our arrival, guides were waiting to greet us, and we were given details of the area's history in English.
Within the station, we were treated to free warm miso soup and naturally sweet amazake as well as live music.
Schedule and Reservations
This year's season has finished, but Obasute is still accessible year-round by local train. If you missed out on the Night View Train this year, you can look forward to the full experience next season! Reservations should be made at least 5 days in advance to the びゅう予約センターbyuu yoyaku sentaa (TEL:026-227-6809).