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First in JR East area! Glamping facilities in an unmanned station! Community revitalization experiment using Tsuchiai Station on the Joetsu Line begins!

East Japan Railway and JR East Startup will collaborate with VILLAGE INC, selected in the "JR East Startup Program 2019," to open the unmanned station glamping facility "DOAI VILLAGE" at Doai Station on the Joetsu Line in Gunma Prefecture from February 12 (Wed) to March 22 (Sun), 2020. The experiment is intended to revitalize the local community.

Glamping facilities are being developed at Tsuchiai Station on the Joetsu Line, known as the best mole station in Japan, to provide new value to the unmanned station. It aims to revitalize the community by creating a place where not only travelers and climbers, but also local residents can casually drop by, and where many people can gather for a lively local exchange.
During the period, the station building will be utilized for lodging, food and beverage facilities, open-air sauna, and various events.

Demonstration Experiment Overview

Period: February 12 (Wed) - March 22 (Sun), 2020
Location: Tsuchiai Station (Yuhiso, Minakami-cho, Tone-gun, Gunma)
Name: DOAI VILLAGE, an unmanned station glamping facility
■ Permanent demonstration
Establishment of "Mole House," a monitored accommodation plan
Opened "mogcafe" lounge in the station building
Open-air sauna
■Opening Event*February 12 only
Opening Ceremony, Lowryu Performance, etc.

Reservation contact: Email info@villageinc.jp / TEL 0558-36-4670 (reception 7:00-18:00)
Detail URL:http://www.villageinc.jp/doai/

Equipment under demonstration test

■Monitor Accommodation Plan "Mole House

The first instant house in Japan where you can stay overnight. Compared to ordinary tents, it is sturdier and features superior insulation. The rooms are warm and comfortable even in winter, and the train can be seen from inside the tent, creating an extraordinary feeling.
Number of rooms: 2 rooms in total
Capacity: from 2 persons
Room rate: 18,000 yen per person (tax not included)
Indoor: approx. 4 m in diameter / approx. 20 sq.m.
Provided: bedding, lighting, amenities, meals (dinner and breakfast), etc.
Cooperating company: LIFULL ArchiTech, Inc.

■Mog Cafe, a lounge in the station building
Tanigawadake and locals who enjoy activities around Mt. Tanigawadake can stop by and take a break, and onigiri (rice balls), miso soup, etc. will be sold.
Hours of operation: 7:00-18:00 (tentative)
Menu: rice balls, miso soup, coffee, beer, etc.

Open-air sauna

A sauna is specially set up for easy enjoyment in the midst of nature. Enjoy a relaxing sauna while enjoying the great nature of Minakami.
Business hours: 11:00-18:00 (tentative)
Capacity: about 4 persons
Cooperating company: Methos, Inc.

Opening Event

Period February 12, 2020 (Wednesday)
Time (1) 10:00-10:25 (2) 13:00-16:00
Location Tsuchiai Station
Co-sponsored by VILLAGE INC. JR East Startup
Cooperation JR East Japan Takasaki Branch Minakami Town Minakami Town Tourism Association Mizukami Onsen Ryokan Cooperative Association
Contents (1) "DOAI VILLAGE" Opening Ceremony
Bonfire Ignition
(2) "DOAI VILLAGE" experience event
Outdoor sauna and outdoor sauna performance
Preview of "Mole House
Participation Free

*The content of the event is subject to change without notice.
All images are for reference only.

VILLAGE INC.indicates word or phrase being defined

The company plans, operates, and produces "places for people to gather" utilizing natural and regional assets throughout Japan, including "Aqua Village" and "Ren Village," private campgrounds that can only be accessed by boat and are limited to one group per day.

name of company VILLAGE INC.
Establishment February 2012
LocationNanZ VILLAGE, 1-6-18, Shimoda, Shizuoka, Japan
representativeRepresentative Director Kazunori Hashimura
Business OverviewPlanning, operation, and production of services that take advantage of the benefits of nature with themes of camping, secret bases, humanity, and selfhood.
uniform resouce locatorhttps://villageinc.jp/

JR East Startup Programindicates word or phrase being defined

The program invites venture companies and people with various ideas to submit business and service proposals that utilize the management resources and information assets of stations, railroads, and group businesses, and after brushing up the proposals, they are realized. first held in FY2017, a total of 63 proposals have been adopted so far. The program received the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Award at the 1st Japan Open Innovation Awards in FY2018 hosted by the Cabinet Office. The program has conducted demonstration experiments in a wide range of fields, including railroad and IT businesses, and some of the initiatives have been put into practical use.

name of companyJR East Startup Co.
EstablishmentFebruary 20, 2018
Location1201 12SHINJUKU, 1-1-6 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
representativeYutaka Shibata, President and Representative Director
Business OverviewPromote co-creation between JR East Group and startup companies
uniform resouce locatorhttp://www.jrestartup.co.jp
Press Release Issued by: JR East Startup Co.
Distributed by: PR TIMES
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