Echigo TOKImeki Resort SETSUGEKKA

Lead DesignerICHIBANSEN / nextstations
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Prize(s)1st Place in Transportation
Entry Description

Japan-based ICHIBANSEN has unveiled a local sightseeing train called ‘Echigo TOKImeki Resort SETSUGEKKA’, which replaced the walls with huge windows for the grand view of ocean and mountains. It started its operation in the western part of Niigata Prefecture, Japan. In order to be a new symbol of this area, the train’s body was colored vermillion glowing with the natural landscape. As for the interiors and service, the furniture and walls were made of domestic natural lumber, and the meals include sake are also the local products. Even though the train consists of only 2carriages and 45seats, its rail travel gives you a blissful time and marvelous view of the local scenery from the largest train window in Japan you have never seen before. Since train is one of the most influential presentations by the local, SETSUGEKKA can be the first step of local design innovation in the near future.