Is it not delightful to have an ekiben come from afar? (Summer)
June 11, 2019
Japan is about to welcome the season of new green leaves and you can feel a hint of summer in the air. Summer holidays will be starting soon! It's a great opportunity to travel around Japan at leisure, with your family or friends.A trolley train or a steam train? There are so many seasonal trains operated during summer that you'll be spoilt for choice. You can opt for a gorgeous trip on a luxurious train or enjoy the view of the countryside and lush vegetation from the window of a local train. Find and enjoy your own railway trip, as your time permits.Actually, the true charm of Japanese summer is revealed at night. Fireworks, summer festivals, firefly catching, yukata, shaved ice... The custom of enjoying summer nightlife and its beautiful colors is deep rooted in Japan.The beauty of midsummer nights is ephemeral. It shines brightly and disappears in the blink of an eye, like a firework. Why don't you share the emotion of this dreamlike, fleeting beauty with the people you love? And, of course, don't forget to bring your favorite ekiben with you. All aboard for a railway trip through the Japanese summer!
Illustration: Eri Nakada
In cooperation with Japan Railway Sales Central Association