Other Lozal Railways

Japan Local Railways

Each local railway in Japan has its own personality—the color of the train, the exterior and interior design, and often, an original character that adorns the promotional material.

A fun way to travel into local Japan, find out the events, recommended spots and original tours produced by each railway, and make use of the free Wi-Fi.

The local railway services that criss-cross Japan might not have the speed of the shinkansen, but they travel to some of Japan's most interesting spots, often snaking around mountains and through scenic villages. Research the passes available to enable you to hop on and off the train as you please. Many lines have Sightseeing Service Centers at the terminal stations offering you information on things to do and see in the area, along with local and seasonal events. Sightseeing deals and discount tickets are often available. Certain trains have free Wi-Fi with multi-language instruction available for all its passengers. Many local railways have websites in English. Taking a scenic railway journey in Japan is a great way to explore the country.

If you plan to do lots of traveling in the Kanto area, consider purchasing the Greater Tokyo Pass for unlimited travel on selected trains and buses. Only available for visitors to Japan.

Be aware that English signage is not as prominent in the local stations, and due to the designs of the platforms, they can sometimes be confusing and disorientating. If you have any questions, speak to one of the station staff.

Hokkaido

Tohoku

SANRIKU RAILWAY
Akita Nairiku Jukan Tetsudo.
Iwate Galaxy Railway
Yamagata Railway
Aizu Railway
KONAN TETSUDO

Tsugaru Railway
AOIMORI RAILWAY
Abukuma Express (Japanese only)
Yuri Kōgen Railway (Japanese only)

Fukushima Transportation (Japanese only)

Hokuriku Shinetsu

Shinano Railway
Toyama Chihou Railway
Hokuetsu Express
Nagano Electric Railway
HOKURIKU RAIL ROAD
KUROBE GORGE RAILWAY

Uedadentetsu
Manyosen

Ainokaze Toyama Railway (Japanese only)

Echigo TOKImeki Railway (Japanese only)

NotoTetsudou Line (Japanese only)

Ishikawa Railway (Japanese only)

ALPICO Kotsu (Japanese only)

Toyama Light Rail (Japanese only)

EchizenRailway (Japanese only)

Fukui Railway (Japanese only)

Kanto

Tokai

 

Nagoya Railroad

Transportation Bureau, City of Nagoya

Tenryu Hamanako Railroad
Izukyu
TARUMI-RAILWAY
IZUHAKONE Railway
Enshu Railway
Nagaragawa Railway

Aichi Loop Railway

Oigawa Railway 

gakunan electric train 
Toyohashi Rail Road (Japanese only)

Ise Tetsudo Railway company (Japanese only)

Yoro Railway (Japanese only)

Sangi Railway (Japanese only)

Akechi Railway (Japanese only)

Iga Railway (Japanese only)

Tokai Transport Service Company (Japanese only)

Shizuoka Railway (Japanese only)

Yokkaichi Asunarou Railway (Japanese only)

Kansai

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