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It has become the last sleeper express that operates regularly.Not only railway fans and travel enthusiasts, there must be a lot of people who have a longing to ride once.
I used to ride “Sunrise Seto” when I went to Shikoku.Of course, it was a wonderful trip full of travel feelings.It was a great experience.But there was only one thing that didn’t come true.It was that the place to sleep was “little fish sleeping” on the carpet.
I want to take a private room if I have any trouble.And I want to visit the two prefectures of Tottori and Shimane that remained without going to the end.So, i played revenge in the direction of [Sunrise Izumo] this time
I will tell you about the travel of the sleeper express like the hotel which runs so to speak so so.
Fares and Routes
“Sunrise Izumo” is combined with “Sunrise Seto”.It is cut off at Okayama Station on the way, and it is divided into the train which goes to Takamatsu across the Seto Ohashi Bridge and the train which goes to Izumo.
The longest route of “Sunrise Izumo” is Tokyo-Izumo City, but this time I decided to take a ride in Tokyo to Yonago Station at the western end of Tottori Prefecture.Since we are going east from Yonago, which also passes to Tottori Prefecture, the ticket is to Tottori in Tokyo.The ticket purchased this time is here.
You can’t buy a ticket for Sunrise Izumo and Seto unless you go to a window of green.When I went to the window 26 days before i got on, the cheapest “Nonovi Seat” was already empty, and the private room available for two was the last one.It will be on sale from 10 o’clock one month before the ride, so it is recommended to buy it early with plenty of time.
By the way, unfortunately, i can’t get on the sleeper express in youth 18 ticket!Sorry for the confusing blog title….To use the private room of the sleeper express, “fare + express fare + sleeper charge” is required.The breakdown of fares and charges is as follows.
To Tokyo Station
B Private Room Single Twin
First of all, go to your room!As the ticket says, this is a private room with a single twin.It seems to be a room for one person, but it is possible to use it for two people because it becomes a bunk bed together with the upper auxiliary bed.This feeling of a little cramped may feel “sleeper express”.
look at the car window
Once i settled down by changing the room and organizing my luggage, I sat on the upper bed and looked at the car window.The hustle and bustle of the city passing by, the night view of the city that shines colorfully, and the time to play back like this is the real thrill of the sleeper express.
The platform of Yokohama Station which is stopped.In yokohama station and the special sleeper express car that does not change anything as usual, it seems to flow a completely different air, and it is a very mysterious feeling.And, it is embarrassed that the inside of the room seems to become a complete view from the passer-by above all.
It is a mystery which reflects freshly from the sleeper express even in the car window of the Tokaido line which should have gotten tired of looking at it many times.After Odawara, you get closest to Sagami Bay.The rows of light on the other side of the sea are very fantastic.
Explore the car
There is a shower in the car of “Sunrise Izumo”.Passengers below B bed have to buy a shower card of 320 yen at the vending machine, but, what a sellout!I should have bought it early, i can’t take a shower, or i’ll take a 、、。
… I thought by chance, here is in the car of “Sunrise Izumo”.If you go to “Sunrise Seto”, which is also co-located, you may still have left.You’re a genius!… Well there’s no guarantee that’s left!
I have to go for a day or eight.We will see the state of the car while walking 7 cars aiming at the 33th car of “Seto” from the 10-car of Izumo.There is a room on both sides, and it feels a little cramped in “B single”.
Next, here is the novobi seat.It is a small fish sleeping style only with a simple partition in the carpet.Sleeper fee – About 7,400 yen per person in this single twin is not necessary, and it is the cheapest plan that can be used only by “fare – express charge + seat reserved fee 520 yen”.In other words, it is a place where the people of the underworld sleep.The last time I used it, I put it on the shelf and walked with a good face.
Now is the time to open the forbidden door.From here on out, it is a space of a different world that Seto is already dominating.Well, it is not a connecting part of the end of the car that connects the vehicle of “Izumo” and “Seto”, it has become a very narrow passage.We still have a long way to go.
They take a shower
And after eight minutes of walking in the car, we finally arrived at the “Sunrise Seto” shower card vending machine.If it is sold out here, the hardship which has walked in the car that is narrow and swaying is wasted, and when i look at the vending machine with such an extreme tension, there wasGet a Shower Card!!
There was a minimum thing like shampoo and the face wash.The time limit for hot water is six minutes.Press the start button to start the countdown.However, it seemed to be short for six minutes because it paused when the stop was pushed, and it was room at all.As long as you don’t try to drop the dirt in every corner of your body, you’ll be fine.
Take a break in the lounge
I feel like i want to soak up the lingering taste as it is, but it’s hard to throw away sleeping in a very precious “moving futon”.As a result of the two feelings, I chose a futon without hesitation.In a dream in no time…
I purchased a limited express ticket to Tottori Station outside the ticket gate of Yonago Station.An object of a steam locomotive that was in the square in front of the station and tried to take off into the sky.(It seems not to be Galaxy Railway 999…)
Yes, the journey has just begun.Tottori → Shimane → Yamaguchi and all the travels of sanin full of nostalgia that has been toured by train, summarized in this article.There are many places you want to go near the station, so you can go around a variety of places by train!