Railway company invites couple to marry aboard Tokyo train

7 years ago by in Entertainment

East Japan Railway (JR East) is offering one couple the chance to celebrate its wedding aboard one of Tokyo’s busiest commuter trains as it encircles the Japanese capital.

The railway company said it wanted to find a couple who would like to get married aboard the Yamanote Line, in the company of up to 120 friends and family, the international press reports.

“We expect applications from couples who are somewhat attached to the Yamanote line, including those who live nearby,” said JR East spokesman Yoichi Suzuki. “But they need not necessarily be rail fans.”

The guests will be able to use all the 11 cars of the train. The train will stop at all 29 station on Yamanote line, but will not open its doors.

No matter how romantic the journey will be, the guests will have however to pass one major challenge: there is no toilet aboard.

“They will be warned well in advance. I think this is all the same for ordinary weddings,” said Suzuki.

JR East is accepting applications for the next three weeks.

The winning couple can arrange the ceremony as they wish. However, they will have to host and pay for the ensuing wedding reception at a hotel run by the firm.