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Sacto1985 posted a topic in Japan Rail: Pictures & VideosYouTube member Arkibk Train Aki just released a zenmen tenbou video of the Airport Rapid Service from Otaru to Shin-Chitose Airport from a JR Hokkaido 721 Series train set F-4103: It's the first time I've seen such a clear video of this service.
It's rare to get such a good view of this line. In this case it's possible due to the modified 485 series NO.DO.KA joyful train used for this "Sakata Kandara Festival" service. The train is classified as a rapid, so there's no express surcharge, although all seats are reserved. The 3-car formation has 96 seats. I've been trying to fill in some background on this; the cities of Sakata and Tsuruoka, both in Yamagata Prefecture, have this festival (28th and 27th times, respectively) for kandara, which I believe is cod caught in cold water. A soup is made with it, which does not appear to b