|Section||Niigata ↔ Sakata|
|Prefecture||Niigata / Yamagata Prefecture|
The newest Joyful Train, Kairi「海里」, will start operation in October 2019. Running between Niigata and Sakata, its name comes from the beautiful sea 「海」and countryside「里」that are plentiful in the area. This train will focus on the local gastronomy of Niigata and Shonai, as well as the beautiful seaside views that the train passes by.