Naoetsu Station, Joetsu.

Naoetsu Station skybridge, after leaving an intercity train to board a coastal village connection with the Echigo Tokimeki Railway Nihonkai-Hisui Line, on a single-car train to Itoigawa Staton in Omachi.

These amazing little trains were courtesy of typhoons, which had flooded the Shinkansen holding yards, and their new trains, servicing a leg of our journey.