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.
Kushiro Station ⇔ Tōro Station
A leisurely train through the scenic Kushiro Wetlands
Sapporo Station ⇔ Furano Station
A direct, comfortable journey from Sapporo to Furano
Tokyo Station ⇔ Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto Station
From Honshu to Hokkaido via the Seikan Tunnel
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.
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.
Toyohashi Station ⇔ Iida Station
Explored the unexplored on a unique railroad
Nagoya Station ⇔ Toba Station (Via the Ise Railway)
The best train for Ise-Jingu Shrine
Osaka/Nagoya Station ⇔ Takayama/Hida Station ・ Furukawa/Toyama Station
Wide-angle views of gorgeous seasonal scenery
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.
Tottori Station ⇔ Izumoshi Station
A sightseeing train derived from the legends of the San’in Region
Shin-Shimonoseki Station ⇔ Higashi-Hagi Station
A train that goes to Hagi (Ha), Nagato (Na), and Shimonoseki (Shi)!
Tokyo Station ⇔ Kanazawa Station
Travel in luxury from Tokyo to Kanazawa
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.
Kubokawa Station ⇔ Uwajima Station
Designed after the 0-series shinkansen, the inspiration for Japan’s classic model train
Matsuyama Station ⇔ Iyo-Ozu/Yawatahama Station
Sightseeing train along the Seto Inland Sea
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.