There are many convenient, unique trains throughout Japan.
More than just a means of getting to your destination, riding them is a special experience in itself.
Discover trains you’d like to ride here and plan your journey!


JR Hokkaido trains run through the Hokkaido area. Your eyes will be glued to the grandeur of nature expanding outside your train window. The Hokkaido Shinkansen connects the island of Hokkaido with Japan’s main island of Honshu.


JR East trains primarily run through the Tohoku, Kanto, and Shinetsu areas. There are many trains that showcase the best of the areas they run through, including gourmet food and sake you can enjoy aboard the train. In addition, colorful shinkansen are also one of their appeals.

  • Izu Craile

    Odawara Station ⇔ Izukyu-Shimoda Station

    Craile, an elegant resort train

  • Koshino Shu*Kura

    Joetsumyoko Station ⇔ Tokamachi Station

    Enjoy local Niigata sake and foods aboard the train

  • Toreiyu Tsubasa

    Fukushima Station ⇔ Shinjo Station

    A hot spring resort inside a Shinkansen


The trains of JR Tokai primarily run through the Chubu and Tokai areas. If you ride the “Tokaido-Sanyo Shinkansen” that connects Tokyo and Hakata with stops in Kyoto and Osaka, you can efficiently tour many of Japan’s highlights.


The trains of JR West primarily run through the Hokuriku, Kansai, and Chugoku areas. There are many sightseeing trains with designs with a Japanese atmosphere. If you ride these trains and tour the areas, you can experience Japanese traditional culture and history.

  • Kansai-Airport Express “HARUKA”

    Kansai-airport Station ⇔ Kyoto Station・Maibara Station

    The limited express train connects Kansai International Airport to major cities in the Kansai area

  • Ametsuchi

    Tottori Station ⇔ Izumoshi Station

    A sightseeing train derived from the legends of the San’in Region

  • Marumaru no Hanashi

    Shin-Shimonoseki Station ⇔ Higashi-Hagi Station

    A train that goes to Hagi (Ha), Nagato (Na), and Shimonoseki (Shi)!


The trains of JR Shikoku run through the Shikoku area. If you spend a relaxing time touring the area aboard the train, it will be the ultimate soothing experience. The islands of Shikoku and Honshu are connected by a train that runs over the Great Seto Bridge.

  • Tetsudo Hobby Train

    Kubokawa Station ⇔ Uwajima Station

    Designed after the 0-series shinkansen, the inspiration for Japan’s classic model train

  • Iyonada Monogatari

    Matsuyama Station ⇔ Iyo-Ozu/Yawatahama Station

    Sightseeing train along the Seto Inland Sea

  • Shiokaze and Ishizuchi(8600-Series)

    Okayama/Takamatsu Station ⇔ Matsuyama Station

    A steam-locomotive-inspired, futuristic express train


The trains of JR Kyushu run through the Kyushu area. Please ride the many trains that have carefully-created interior and exterior designs. The Sanyo Shinkansen and local trains connect the islands of Kyushu and Honshu.

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