NHK Train Cruise – Rice and Sake from Niigata to Yamagata (2023)
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We journey the JR Hakushin and Uetsu Main Lines of Niigata and Yamagata Prefectures in search of traditional food culture in one of Japan’s major rice-producing regions. At Niigata Station we sample sake from the dizzying array on offer. We visit an old brewery that has converted one building into a tourist attraction. One sightseeing train-so popular it’s always fully booked-offers spectacular views of the Sea of Japan. Along the way we try exquisite salmon dishes and other culinary delights.