Fruitea Train!

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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!

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It’s called FruitTea because Fukushima Prefecture is famous for its fruit, and this first class car serves delicious fruit cake!

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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…?

IMG_1105The tea was in this car, which was adjoined to our car.  It’s self service drinks.

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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!)

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What fun!  Here is a photo of the regular part of the train.  I snapped it as we were leaving.

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That’s the Ban-etsu Line, from Koriyama City to Aizu-Wakamatsu City.  Try it.  You might like it!

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