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Dine onboard Japan Airlines at JAPAN RAIL CAFE! (2-31 January 2021)

Dine onboard Japan Airlines at JAPAN RAIL CAFE! (2-31 January 2021)

Singapore, December 2020In a harmonious union between icons of land and air travel respectively, JAPAN RAIL CAFE and Japan Airlines (JAL) are proud to announce their first-ever collaboration that promises to satiate Japan travel yearnings. For a limited one-month period from 2 to 31 January 2021, diners will be able to enjoy a selection of in-flight meals in the café, the opportunity to purchase exclusive JAL merchandise, a chance to participate in a lucky draw, as well as qualify for attractive airfare discounts.


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Explains Kentaro Dobashi, Vice President and Regional Manager of Japan Airlines Singapore: “This partnership represents the timeless synergy between two industries—air and rail—that is so instrumental to a memorable travel experience in Japan. We are delighted that our friends in Singapore will be able to relive happy moments—whether it is the anticipation of arrival while enjoying a meal onboard, or purchasing a memento of your journey—through dining at JAPAN RAIL CAFE.” 


Elaborates Hiroyuki Hayashi, Director of Lifestyle Business, JR East Singapore, which operates JAPAN RAIL CAFE: “We are honoured to host this collaboration, and thank JAL for this opportunity to showcase a snippet of air experience on land. We look forward to welcoming everyone to our cosy café for a memorable ‘on board’ dining opportunity!”



Prepared by SATS, Asia’s leading provider of food solutions and gateway services as well as Japan Airlines’ inflight caterer in Singapore, these meals are strictly limited in quantity, with only 600 meals available during the month-long promotion. Served true to form on JAL trays and compartmentalised into two appetisers, a main and dessert, these two menu varieties were specifically chosen for their popularity among passengers. 


On land, these in-flight meals will be no less delicious, and are great opportunities for the ‘gram.



Salmon Miso Yaki, $25 (left), and Chicken Takiawase Tamago, $23 (right). Available for lunch and dinner, while stocks last. (Image credit: JAPAN RAIL CAFE and Japan Airlines)


Both choices come with Zaru Udon—chilled udon noodles served with wasabi and soba dipping sauce, Kobachi—a ‘small bowl’ or side dish of spinach, corn and shimeji mushrooms in a savoury broth, as well as JAL Signature Earl Grey Chiffon Cake, which makes a pillowy soft and fragrant end.


(Image credit: JAPAN RAIL CAFE and Japan Airlines)


The Salmon Miso Yaki Dainomono (above) finds grilled miso-marinated salmon fillet, shiitake mushroom, carrot, snow peas, and shredded tamago on Japanese rice, while the Chicken Takiawase Tamago (below) is a succulent chicken thigh with shiitake mushrooms, green beans, red peppers and shredded tamago on Japanese rice.


(Image credit: JAPAN RAIL CAFE and Japan Airlines)


Included in the price is a choice of coffee (Hot Drip Coffee or Cold Brew) or tea (Hot Citrus Green Tea or Iced Citrus Green Tea) by JAPAN RAIL CAFE. These are non-refillable, and additional non-alcoholic drinks are available at a $2 discount. 



For every in-flight meal ordered, the customer will get a chance to enter the grand lucky draw whereby two winners will win one JR East pass each.

Terms and conditions:

  • Each JAL inflight meal purchase allows you 1 chance to participate.
  • If more than 1 JAL inflight meal was purchased in a single receipt, the allocated chances to participate corresponds to the number of meals purchased.
  • To be eligible for participation, you must be a Singapore citizen or Singapore permanent resident.
  • Winners will be notified by email in early February 2021 and will be contacted through an official email: jalsin.event@jal.com



2 to 31 January 2021

(Image credit: Japan Airlines)


Curb those travel longings with a JAL keepsake, exclusively available at JAPAN RAIL CAFE for the first time! Shop from 19 unique items that include cute JAL chopstick holders ($17, above) and Japanese stationery to handy tote bags, model planes as well as JAL branded golf balls and markers. The JAL Furoshiki ($14, Japanese wrapping cloth) will also be available, and might jog a memory or two for those who participated in an online class as part of The Japan Rail Fair in November 2020, whereby JAL cabin attendants taught viewers the art of furoshiki wrapping.


(Image credit: Japan Airlines)

In addition, Japan Airlines' Singapore-based cabin crew will be at JAPAN RAIL CAFE every Saturday and Sunday of January starting from 9 January 2021, from 12pm to 6pm, to teach interested customers the art of wrapping gifts with furoshiki, as well as folding origami paper planes and cranes.



Customers who order the in-flight meal are entitled to attractive airfare discounts of up to 28%, valid for travel until 31 March 2022.

Terms and conditions:

  • The discount percentage is subject to seat availability.
  • The discount percentage may differ based on the availability of the reservation class.
  • A JTB Travel Saloon handling fee is applicable.
  • Redeem your discounts through JTB Travel Saloon by taking a picture of your receipt showing the purchase of a JAL inflight meal and send it to jtbtravelsaloon.sg@jtbap.com with your intended flight details.
  • Other terms and conditions apply.



Founded on 4 Dec 2016, JAPAN RAIL CAFE is a one-stop communication platform that aims to deliver exclusive travel information and promote Japanese culture in a community setting. Customers are also encouraged to share their own experiences over delicious food. JAPAN RAIL CAFE Singapore (2016) is also the first travel-themed cafe in the world operated by the East Japan Railway Company (JR East). JAPAN RAIL CAFE also has outlets in Taiwan (2019) and Tokyo (2020).



Japan Airlines (JAL) was founded in 1951 and has been operating flights between Singapore and Japan for more than 60 years. Awarded as one of the most punctual major international airlines and a certified 5-Star Airline by Skytrax with the World's Best Economy Class Seat, JAL is committed to providing customers with the highest levels of flight safety and quality in every aspect of its service. JAL currently operates weekly return flights from Singapore to Tokyo, Narita and Haneda. Under the JAL FlySafe initiative, which undertakes new measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, all international flight passengers will be provided with a complimentary JAL COVID-19 Cover for departures until 30 June 2021.


Header image credit: JAPAN RAIL CAFE and Japan Airlines

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