Enjoy Tohoku Autumn by Trains

Located in the northeast of Japan, Tohoku is the place to bring the experience of the changing seasons of the year with the clearest. And autumn here is also the season with many distinct colors.

Dec 22, 2022 - 08:58
May 17, 2024 - 12:16
Enjoy Tohoku Autumn by Trains

Resort Minori
Line: Sendai ↔ Shinjo, on Line Riku East.

Resort Minori  is reminiscent of the old traditional train of Japan, gliding through the beautiful Naruko Gorge with vibrant red-orange colors covering the space to take visitors to enjoy the vast golden rice fields – a sign for the harvest season is approaching, slowly ice. In addition to the extremely spacious seats, the train also offers services such as a playroom and library for children, or a "kokeshi" doll drawing experience at the Kokeshi-kan stop.

Train POKEMON with YOU
Line: Ichinoseki ↔ Kesennuma, belonging to Line Ofunato.

Pokemon with You was first released in July 2017, with the aim of bringing smiles to Tohoku children living in an area that was hit by a double disaster: the 2011 earthquake and tsunami. The train has 46 seats. (reservation only) is made up of 2 cars - one for seating and the other for a free play area for passengers, with playful images of Pokemon characters from the movie of the same name.

Toreiyu Tsubasa
Line: Fukushima ↔ Shinjo, on Line Yamagata Shinkansen

Toreiyu Tsubasa, which runs on the Yamagata Shinkansen, is a shinkansen combined with a foot bath (ashiyu – onsen for the feet). The ship's interior is highly invested, equipped with wide seats, tatami mat-lined seats, a bar with locally brewed sake, wine and juices, as well as a foot bath to relax and enjoy landscape outside the window.

Resort Shirakami
Line: Akita ↔ Aomori, on Line Gono.

Resort Shirakami is one of the pioneers of fun trains that began in 1997, with a route that runs along the coast along with the Gono rails. The train is designed with economy seats with ample leg room, and also has a compartment with seats that create a large panoramic view of the sea and Shirakami Sanchi - World Natural Heritage. On board there are special events such as puppet shows, story telling and performances of traditional musical instruments (shamisen).

SL Ginga
Line: Hanama ki ↔ Kamaishi, belonging to the Kamaishi Line.

SL stands for "Steam Locomotive'" (Steam Locomotive) and Ginga means "Galaxy", which is a train that uses recovery locomotives. The train runs between Hanamaki - famous for its onsen town and Kamaishi - a coastal city, through the mountains. Stained glass windows and astrological partitions are arranged reasonably to create soft light, cozy cabin, allowing passengers to comfortably enjoy the beautiful natural scenery outside.

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