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E261 Saphir ODORIKO


  • JR東日本(東日本旅客鉄道)/JR East(East Japan Railway)





KEN OKUYAMA DESIGN was in charge of the interior and exterior design of JR East E261 Saphir ODORIKO,a toursit express launch between Tokyo and a spa resort area in Shizuoka Prefecture.

Equipped with characteristic sky windows and large side windows, the body designed with a dashing feeling of a express train with 3 colors:
blue in the image of a beautiful blue sea and sky of Izu, white the image of the sandy beach shining golden in the sunlight and black gray the image of the land derived from the volcano.

All seats on this train are green seats,
standard green seats with full of a bright sense of openness like a terrace,
green private rooms which is a space with the image of a calm and relaxing cafe where you can spend a relaxing time with your family or friends and premium green seats wich is a space like a private study with a relaxing atposphere. In addition, there is a dining car “Noodle Bar” that serves noodle dishes, and we aimed to have a different charm in each space.

The name Saphir is a French word for “sapphire” and is named after the hope that you will enjoy a high-quality, high-class and elegant journey.