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How to Reserve a Private Room on Tobu Railway's Limited Express SPACIA

 

Today I would like to explain you how to reserve a private room on the Tobu Railway's Limited Express SPACIA train.

 

(Japanese Text is Here.)

 

How to Reserve a Private Room on Tobu Railway's Limited Express SPACIA
Tobu Railway's Limited Express "SPACIA"

 

 

2 years ago, I wrote "How to Reserve a Private Room on Tobu Railway's Limited Express SPACIA". The article continues to be extremely popular and be read by many subscribers to this day.

I wrote that article after struggling to reserve a room of my own on a Tobu Railway's Limited Express SPACIA train. Reading through Tobu Railway's website proved not to be much help, so I resorted to act trial and error. That article was made from documenting my findings.

 

Two years later, I revisited Tobu Railway's website to find that not much has changed, and so, I have decided to re-edit and update my original article here.

I would be glad if this article could help you.

 

 

The Procedure of Making Reservations a Private Room on Tobu Railway's Limited Express SPACIA

There are several ways to reserve a private room on Tobu Railway's Limited Express SPACIA, including:

  • Through the Tobu Railway station's ticket window.
  • Through Tobu's travel agency "Tobu Top Tours".
  • By calling Tobu Railway's Customer Center.

 

Below describes the process for calling Tobu Railway's Customer Center:

  1. Determine which train you wish to board.
    You can check if that train has an available private room on Tobu Railway's website.
    Link to Tobu Railway's available seat checker (JAPANESE ONLY)(http://express-seat.tobu.co.jp/train/)

  2. Call Tobu to make the reservation.
    Tobu Railway's Customer Center is open every day except New Years, from 8:30AM to 7:00PM.
    Phone Number: +81-3-5962-0102

  3. Ask for the reservation desk.
    Once you are transferred to the reservation desk, tell them the travel date, train, and room you would like to reserve.

  4. You will be given a reservation confirmation number at the end of the call.

  5. Within 7 days of making the reservation, go to the ticket window at a Tobu Railway train station or Tobu's travel agency, Tobu Top Tours, to make the purchase. Please note that if the ticket is not purchased within 7 days of the reservation being made, it will automatically be canceled.

 

 

Important Information of Making Reservations a Private Room on Tobu Railway's Limited Express SPACIA

  • It is not possible to reserve a private room for Tobu Railway's Limited Express SPACIA online.

  • On Tobu Railway's website, there are instructions for creating a membership account, additionally there are separate systems such as the 'Tobu mobile membership service' and the 'online reservation system'. In order to make reservations with these systems, it seems that you must register as a member. However, please note that the method I have described above for reserving private rooms does not require a membership.

  • Making the payment and receiving the ticket can only be done at either a Tobu Railway station's ticket window or at Tobu's travel agency Tobu Top Tours, so please make sure that one of these facilities is nearby.

 

 

What is a Private Room on Tobu Railway's Limited Express SPACIA

  • Private rooms are available only on the Limited Express SPACIA trains between Tokyo and Nikko/Kinugawa.

  • As for what the room is like, according to Tobu's website.

    Car No. 6 is dedicated to six compartment rooms. Each room is spacious and comfortable even for 4 adults seated facing each other. Equipped with a natural marble table in the center, good air-conditioning and a room lighting dimmer, it is a luxury space like a hotel room.



  • Price per Room in Tobu Railway's Limited Express SPACIA
    Weekdays: ¥3,090YEN
    Weekends and Holidays: ¥3,700YEN

 

Tobu Railway's Limited Express SPACIA, A Private Room / Compartment Room / The Entrance
Tobu Railway's Limited Express "SPACIA"
A Private Room / Compartment Room
The Entrance

 

Tobu Railway's Limited Express SPACIA, A Private Room / Compartment Room / The Seats
Tobu Railway's Limited Express "SPACIA"
A Private Room / Compartment Room
Seats are 2 by 2.
There is table between seats.

 

Tobu Railway's Limited Express SPACIA, A Private Room / Compartment Room / Retro Console
Tobu Railway's Limited Express "SPACIA"
A Private Room / Compartment Room
Retro Console.

 

Tobu Railway's Limited Express SPACIA, A Private Room / Compartment Room / Magazine Rack
Tobu Railway's Limited Express "SPACIA"
A Private Room / Compartment Room
Magazine Rack.

 

 

According to a friend of mine, who has been a fan of Tobu Railway since childhood, there is a little something special to recommend about Tobu Railway's Limited Express SPACIA.

Namely the draft beer sold on board of Tobu Railway's Limited Express SPACIA.

Unlike the canned beer sold by food & drink carts on trains such as Shinkan-sen, Tobu Railway's Limited Express SPACIA offers a proper draft beer from the tap.

The beer offered is from Asahi Breweries, the head office of which is located in the very Asakusa Tobu Railway's Limited Express SPACIA operates out of.

 

Asahi Beer at Asakusa Bar
Asahi Beer at Asakusa Bar

 

According to the friend:

The Asahi beer on Tobu Railway's Limited Express SPACIA is the best Asahi beer in all of Japan

The freshly made beer is delivered directly from the factory to the train, making it more fresh and delicious than you could ever find at a normal bar.

If you ever find yourself aboard the Tobu Railway's Limited Express SPACIA, I highly recommend trying it.

 

Tobu Railway's Limited Express SPACIA, Standard Seats
Tobu Railway's Limited Express "SPACIA"
Standard Seats

 

Tobu Railway's Limited Express SPACIA, Buffet Car
Tobu Railway's Limited Express "SPACIA"
Buffet Car

 

 

Have a nice trip! ☻

 

 

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