Trains

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

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

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.

  • SL Ginga

    Hanamaki Station ⇔ Kamaishi Station

    A powerful steam locomotive with a fairy tale motif

  • Resort Shirakami

    Aomori Station ⇔ Akita Station

    A local Tohoku line you should take at least once

  • Narita Express

    Narita Airport ⇔ Tokyo Station, Shinjuku Station, Yokohama Station, Ofuna Station

    Optimal for accessing Tokyo from Narita Airport!

JR-CENTRAL

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.

JR-WEST

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.

  • WEST EXPRESS GINGA

    Kansai area ⇔ San’in and Sanyo areas

    A new long-distance train that accommodates to a variety of travelers

  • HANAYOME NOREN

    Kanazawa Station ⇔ Wakura Onsen Station

    A train that allows you to enjoy the Japanese traditions and beauty of the Hokuriku region

  • 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

JR-SHIKOKU

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.

  • TOSA DREAM VOYAGE EXPRESS

    Kochi Station ⇔ Kubokawa Station

    Gaze on dynamic scenes of nature and enjoy Tosa-style hospitality

  • Uzushio

    Okayama Station, Takamatsu Station ⇔ Tokushima Station

    A train named after a feature of Tokushima Prefecture

  • Shikoku Mannaka Sennen Monogatari

    Tadotsu Station・Zentsuji Station・Kotohira Station ⇔ Oboke Station

    Enjoy an outing on a sightseeing train and take in Shikoku’s nature and culture!

JR-KYUSHU

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.

  • New36+3 (Sanjyu-Roku plus San)

    Hakata Station ⇔ Kagoshima Chuo Station and beyond

    A new, exceptional train packed with the charms of Kyushu

  • Aso Boy!

    Kumamoto Station ⇔ Oita Station, Beppu Station

    A train for parents and their children, full of fun activities

  • Umisachi-Yamasachi

    Miyazaki Station ⇔ Nango Station

    A resort train that travels down Miyazaki Prefecture, the land of myth

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