Japon

Character Trains and Japan Rail Pass

 
Japanese trains and beautiful landscape

scenic trains in Japan

Furusato train with a Japan Rail Pass
In Japan, many destinations can be reached by lovely and useful trains, Character trains. Most of them are covered with the Japan Rail Pass and a few are operated by a private company.
In a few case, the train is covered with the Japan Rail Pass but need an additional fare (click here to learn more about additional payment with a Japan Rail Pass).

Please note that some of them need a reservation.

Here is a list ( source : Jr company ‘s website) :
2
The train "Pokemon with you " with a Japan Rail Pass
Character trains covered by the Japan Rail Pass in JR East Area :
- HIGH RAIL 1375 (Gunma)
- IZU CRAILE
- Kirakira Uetsu
- Koshino Shu*Kura, Yuzawa Shu*Kura, Ryuto Shu*Kura ( Niigata)
- POKÉMON with YOU Train Resort
- Asunaro (Shimokita)
- Resort Minori (Miyagi - Yamagata) 
- Resort Yamadori ( Gunma)
- Resort Asunaro (Tohoku)
- Resort Shirakami (Akita,Aomori)
1
- Umineko Resort View (Tohoku)
- Furusato SL Banetsu
- Monogatari SL
- Genbi Shinkansen (Niigata)
- SL Gumma Minakami
- SL Gumma Yokokawa
- Zipangu (Hiraizumi) (Iwate)

For some trains, online seat reservation are available since Wednesday, September 5th, 2018.
1
The Anpanman train with a Japan Rail Pass
Character trains covered by the Japan Rail Pass in Shikoku area :
- The Anpanman train (Matsuyama ↔ Okayama or Takamatsu)
- Shiman Torocco 
- Iyonada Monogatari (Tadotsu ↔ Oboke)



 
SL Hitoyoshi with a Japan Rail Pass
Character trains covered by the Japan Rail Pass in Kyushu area :
- Yufuin no Mori (Hakata ↔ Yufuin/Beppu),
- Sonic (Hakata ↔ Saiki)
- Yufu (Hakata ↔ Beppu/Oita),
- Ibusuki no Tamatebako (Kagoshima-Chuo ↔ Ibusuki),
- Huis Ten Bosch (Hakata - Huis Ten Bosch)
-KAWASEMI YAMASEMI (Kumamoto ↔ Hitoyoshi), - A-TRAIN (Kumamoto ↔ Misumi),
- Umisachi-Yamasachi (Miyazaki ↔ Nango),
- Aso Boy! (Beppu/Oita ↔ Aso),
- SL Hitoyoshi (Kumamoto ↔ Hitoyoshi) 
 

Your Pass at the best price

National JR Pass From $ 263
JR Kansai Pass From $ 20
JR Kyushu Pass From $ 136
JR Shikoku Pass From $ 82
JR West Pass From $ 172
JR Hokkaido Pass From $ 150
JR Central Pass From $ 127
JR East Pass From $ 236

Latest Tips

Your itinerary to Hakone

A favorite summer holiday destination for Tokyoites
The JR Yamanote Line with your Japan Rail Pass

The Tokyo circle line accessible with the Japan Rail Pass
By following your navigation on this website, you agree to the use of cookies in order to improve your user experience, provide personalized contents in consideration of your interests or to realize visits statistics. By continuing on this website, you agree to the use of cookies. To learn more and configure your preferences regarding cookies.