Sunrise Seto is the Overnight train that operated between Tokyo and Takamatsu in Shikoku island. This train is combined with Sunrise Izumo between Tokyo and Okayama. This train depart late night and arrive early morning. If you want to save the time, this train is the perfect choice.
(Please see my passenger’s review too)
Some of overnight train consist of the bedroom and the berth only. This train has the reserved seat. So Japan Rail Pass holder can take this train without the extra. This reserved seat is called “Nobi Nobi Seat”. It is like a berth and much more comfortable than the coach type seat. You can lie on the seat. And you have some privacy because there is a small partition between the seat and the seat.
But some of Japan Rail Pass users want to take a bedroom or another choice even though additional will be charged. Let’s see the accommodation of Sunrise Seto.
Timetable and route
First of all, I show you the route and timetable.
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|Station||Tokyo to Takamatsu||Takamatsu to Tokyo|
As you see the timetable, you can use this train from Osaka to Tokyo as overnight transfer. But the train that depart from Tokyo do not stop at Osaka because it is too early. If you want to use this train from Tokyo, you need to get off this train at Himeji and then take Special Rapid Service train or local train to Osaka. It takes one hour by Special Rapid Service.
As I mentioned above, JR Pass user can take reserved seat that is called Nobi Nobi seat without any extra. But you have to pay accommodation fee and surcharge when you take other accommodation. Please see the below to see the details of all types of accommodation and extra charge.
Nobi Nobi seat
No extra charge
This seat is only choice if you don’t want to pay the extra. It is not a compartment, but like a berth. You can lie on the seat.
But it is very hard to reserve this seat since it is very popular. If you want to take this, please try to reserve right after you exchange the pass in Japan.
Additional fare 16,500yen (Express surcharge 3,150yen + Accommodation charge 13,350yen)
This is the best room in this train. The bed size is 196 cm X 85 cm. (Length/Width). These rooms are located in the upper deck in the double decker car. So you will have a better view than the other class. The desk, chair and sink are equipped in the room. There is no room that has a washroom or shower in the room in this train. But the shower room is in the same car. You will get the shower card to use the shower room. This shower room is for only Single Deluxe passengers.
Additional fare 10,500yen (Express surcharge 3,150yen + Accommodation charge 7,350yen)
Most of the overnight trains has “Solo” that is the basic compartment for the single passengers. But Sunrise Seto has another oprion that is called “Single”. This has a bigger space than Solo. The bed size is 196 cm X 70 cm. (Length/Width). Especially the height of the room is way higher than Solo. The height is 180cm. Most of us can stand up in the room, but cannot do it in Solo. There is no room that has a washroom or shower in the room in this train. We have the shared shower room in the train. (It is different one from the shower room for Single Deluxe.) You need to buy the shower card from the conductor at 300 yen for 6 minutes. But only 20 cards are sold in the train because of the water supply.
* From left to right: isle / upper room / upper room / lower room / lower room
Additional fare 9,450yen (Express surcharge 3,150yen + Accommodation charge 6,300yen)
This is the standard single compartment. The bed size is 196 cm X 70 cm. (Length/Width). But the width is 56cm in some part of the bed. This rooms are located in the single decker car. But We have the rooms in upper and lower area. So the height is very limited. Most of us cannot stand up in the room.
* From left to right: upper room / the stair to upper room / upper room / lower room / lower room
Additional fare 12,320yen (Express surcharge 3,150yen + Accommodation charge 9,170yen)
if you use this room for 2 persons, you have to pay another 8,400yen (Express surcharge 3,150yen + Accommodation charge 5,250yen)
This room can be used for single or twin. The bed size is 196 cm X 70 cm. (Length/Width). This room has almost same floor space as Single. Upper bed is for the second person. The bed is a bit smaller than lower berth. The lower berth can be converted to the seat.
Additional fare 10,500yen (Express surcharge 3,150yen + Accommodation charge 7,350yen) for one person
This room is the standard twin room. The bed size is 196 cm X 75 cm. (Length/Width). This rooms are located at the lower deck in the double decker car.
you exchange the pass in Japan.
This train has several vending machine and the public space to drink, eat or taking a break. You can buy some refreshment here.
There is a shower room beside the public space. You have to buy a shower card from the conductor at 200 yen for 6 minutes. Only 20 cards are sold in the train.
The washrooms are Japanese style and western style.
Car numbers are starting from 8 because it is combined with Sunrise Izumo between Okayama and Tokyo.