Tsugaru Railway’s “Stove Train” (A Photo Essay)

Last weekend, Melissa and I took a ride on the Aomori Tsugaru Railway’s “Stove Train”. This train has been in operation in Aomori Prefecture in Northern Japan since 1940 and makes three round trips a day from December to March. The passenger cars of the train are  equipped with potbelly stoves that will keep you warm and grill some squid for your snacking pleasure as you gaze out at the cold, snowy landscape.


Tsugaru Railways Tsugaru Goshogawara Station

Tsugaru Railways Tsugaru Goshogawara Station. Northern Japan. January 11, 2020. Photo by Greg Vessar.






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  1. Excellent post! Brilliant photos, brother! Thanks for sharing this.

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  2. Nice pictures!!! We will be taking the same train ride this Feb. What are the 3 time slots of the daily train trip? Appreciate your help. Thanks!

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