Driving On Japan’s Most Futuristic Luxurious Liner


There could have been a good quantity of train-related posts on Tokyo Fox in the previous couple of years (stations, dangle-trains, railway cafes, Metro challenges and many others) however in terms of precise trains I do know little or no. I wasn’t even conscious of this futuristic luxurious liner till my spouse stated that she needed to journey on it. Inside a few weeks a plan had been made to journey on it with our ever-faithful canine becoming a member of us too for a uncommon outing (for him!) past the borders of Tokyo.

The rounded entrance offers it a really sci-fi look

This silver-coloured spaceship-style restricted specific prepare often called Laview runs each hour between Ikebukuro and Seibu-Chichibu in Saitama with stops at Tokorozawa, Irumashi, Hanno, and Yokoze. Plainly Seibu Railway have been working it since 2019 with the identify being concocted from the phrases Luxury dwelling areas, arrow-like velocity and view.

The latter is presumably right down to the expanded view that’s attainable as a result of massive glass home windows (1.35 metres tall and 1.58 metres large) which additionally means the carriages are lighter than regular. Possibly the mustard-yellow seats, in addition to the comfortable oblique lighting, additionally helps to make it lighter than on a daily prepare.

The prepare journey was tremendous clean and the seats had been trendy, comfortable and actually snug though I might nonetheless have performed with just a little bit extra leg room. Or perhaps the seats might have been a couple of inches greater to permit for my shins to suit below the seat in entrance.


It value 1700 yen to journey on this liner to Chichibu which might often value 900 yen on the common Seibu Ikebukuro trains. It took 80 minutes which is about half-hour faster than the common trains though all of it depends upon how rapidly you possibly can change at Hanno station.

Friday the thirteenth was the date once we took this journey and I’m positive you all know what often occurs on such a date. Yep, completely nothing.

The good thing about the massive home windows was that the canine might see out of them most of the time. For the file, canine ought to be stored totally of their luggage or instances however with only a few folks on board we allowed him a bit extra freedom.


Seibu Chichibu station was the ultimate vacation spot and it had an fascinating exterior.

As we made our solution to Hitsujiyama Park we noticed the prepare in motion and it appeared much more spectacular to see it cruising previous.

We didn’t return to Seibu-Chichibu station as I realised on the way in which that Yokoze station was a extra handy finish level that means that we didn’t should backtrack in any respect.

Taking Laview again to Tokyo was by no means a certainty as we’d already skilled it however finally we determined it was value doing once more.

This time I took the window seat as we headed backwards to Hanno station the place it then modifications course. For individuals who don’t like going backwards (or forwards!) or wish to sit as a gaggle of 4, I ought to level out that it’s attainable to spin the seats round.


After all you possibly can go on Laview for a shorter time however experiencing the posh journey for the total distance for simply 800 yen further was properly value it and offered us with a reasonably easy half-day journey out of Tokyo!

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