Seibu Railway Co. will debut a dining train service in spring 2016 that offers gourmet meals to passengers traveling the scenic Seibu Chichibu Line.

Starting April 17, passengers will be able to board a newly introduced train dubbed "52 seats of happiness," so named because it can accommodate up to 52 passengers bound for Chichibu from Tokyo, and enjoy fare from the region as they head toward it.

The mountainous Chichibu region in Saitama Prefecture is famous for flower-viewing spots, including the Shibazakura phlox with its pink petals that bloom between mid-April and early May.