When we were about to leave Aizu-Wakamatsu City, my husband said he had a surprise for me. After all, it was my birthday! And Mother’s Day! So what could it be?
A ride on the Fruitea Train!
It’s two special cars added on to the regular train to Koriyama City. And it’s first class all the way, baby!
It’s called FruitTea because Fukushima Prefecture is famous for its fruit, and this first class car serves delicious fruit cake!
Each passenger was served two fruit laden pieces of cake, plus coffee and juice. Oh, and a cookie. I know, you’re wondering: Where’s the tea…?
The tea was in this car, which was adjoined to our car. It’s self service drinks.
We could watch the train go down the tracks. Since it was Mother’s Day, our Fruitea car was full of happy wives, doting husbands and train-crazy sons. (Yes, pretty much all the children were boys!)
What fun! Here is a photo of the regular part of the train. I snapped it as we were leaving.
That’s the Ban-etsu Line, from Koriyama City to Aizu-Wakamatsu City. Try it. You might like it!