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Oykot

Service interval:
The Shinano Railway Kita-Shinano Line and the Iiyama Line: Nagano to Tokamachi Stations

  • Oykot
  • Oykot

Along the Iiyama Line flows the Chikuma-gawa River (Shinano-gawa River), and along the river lie village woods, fields and country homes.

This train was created around this concept of rustic Japan and bringing people to home villages, where the true heart of the Japanese people resides. Gazing at the rice paddies fading into the distance, passengers feel a sense of calm and healing. To help bring home the image of the home village, with its scenic rice paddies, rivers and mountains, this train was named Oykot, which is "Tokyo" spelled backwards. In Japanese, the name is written in hiragana as "Oikotto" (おいこっと).

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Car interior

The relaxing interior is designed in the style of an old-style rural home to bring back childhood memories of visiting grandma during summer vacation.

the relaxing interior

The train has Oykot Attendants available to make sightseeing announcements, provide information, take commemorative photos and sell goods.

Note:
There is generally one crew member per train.
If there is no attendant on duty, on-board sales are not available.

When the train is stopped at Iiyama Station, local goods are made available for sale.

Oykot Attendants

Car layout

  • Iiyama
  • Nagano
  • Car no.2 38 passengers (Chikuma-gawa River side)
  • Car no.1 38 passengers (Chikuma-gawa River side)
  • Car no.2 38 passengers (Chikuma-gawa River side)
  • Car no.1 38 passengers (Chikuma-gawa River side)

Regular stops

Regular stops

Route & Timetables

Oykot

Stops Outbound Inbound
(Shinano)
Nagano
9:17 (dep.) 16:01 (arr.)
Kaesa 9:42 (arr.)
9:43 (dep.)
15:34 (dep.)
15:30 (arr.)
Iiyama 9:57 (arr.)
10:12 (dep.)
15:16 (dep.)
14:39 (arr.)
Kita-Iiyama 10:14 (arr.)
10:15 (dep.)
14:36 (dep.)
14:35 (arr.)
Togarinozawa-Onsen 10:25 (arr.)
10:26 (dep.)
14:27 (dep.)
14:22 (arr.)
Kami-Sakai 10:31 (arr.)
10:32 (dep.)
14:16 (dep.)
14:15 (arr.)
Morimiyanohara 11:03 (arr.)
11:04 (dep.)
13:43 (dep.)
13:42 (arr.)
Tsunan 11:16 (arr.)
11:17 (dep.)
13:30 (dep.)
13:29 (arr.)
Tōkamachi 11:41 (arr.) 13:05 (dep.)
Stops Outbound Inbound
  • * The above information is current as of January 2022.
  • * The stops and times may be subject to change.
  • * A basic fare ticket and a reserved seat ticket are required for the Oykot
  • * Reserved seats are available from 10:00 one month before the departure date.

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  • * The above information is current as of January 2022.
  • * Service dates may be subject to change.
  • * Service dates of the 2-car and 1-car configurations may be subject to change.

How to purchase

There are multiple ways to purchase tickets as follows.

Passes:
Purchase a pass that is for foreign visitors to Japan and covers the travel area. Recommended passes when visiting Japan
Tickets:
Available for sale at JR EAST Travel Service Centers and your local JR Ticket Office (Midori-no-madoguchi).

Note: Not all services are available on certain trains when boarding with a pass or a ticket.

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