See a whole other side of Kyoto in this beautiful, quintessentially Japanese train

posted on November 4, 2015

With all the sights, sounds, and history Kyoto City has to offer, from the Golden Pavilion to the thousands of torii shrine gates at Fushimi Inari Shrine, most people forget that there is much more to Kyoto outside of the bustling capital city. Kyoto Prefecture actually reaches farther north, with its northernmost cities bordering the ocean on the Sea of Japan side, earning the area the nickname "Umi no Kyoto", literally meaning "Kyoto of the Sea".

For travelers looking to explore more than the usual tourist spots, there are trains departing from Kyoto Station which will take you for a scenic ride through the northern part of the prefecture to view other famous sites such as the beautiful Amanohashidate land bridge in Miyazu City. And now, Japan Railway (JR) has teamed up with a well-known designer to make the travel experience much more unique in this old-style Umi no Kyoto-themed train, set for departure soon!

The man in charge of the project is Eiji Mitooka, an award-winning design consultant who works for the Kyushu Railway Company (JR Kyushu). The new limited express train will take visitors from Kyoto Station to cities bordering the ocean along the northern half of the prefecture, including Miyazu, Inechou, and Kyoutango City.

source by rocketnews24
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