Friday, November 3, 2023


​after learning about Rokumon - the special train in Nagano which runs from Friday to Sunday as a restaurant train, I wanted to experience this to celebrate a birthday in our family.

They have retrofitted the train with chairs and tables resembling like a restaurant.  It starts from Nagano Train station and ends at Karuizawa.

Along the way it stops at 2 places where we got off briefly to see what to buy. 

The next stop was a town with some music going.

The last stop is at Karuizawa where we saw the area where the Emperor waits for his train.  The nice room has beautiful Japanese paintings.  Then it goes back.  But we decided to stay on so we could shop a little at the Outlet.