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🚄 | Tokyo Monorail 1000 series chartered bay night view train tour …… Turn off the lights inside the train and drive slowly at the night view point


Chartered Gulf night view train tour with Tokyo Monorail 1000 series …… Turn off the lights inside the train and drive slowly at the night view point

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The monorail, which is usually used as a "means of transportation" for commuting to work / school or going to the airport, is quickly transformed into a sightseeing train.

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Tourist train

Tourist trainWhat is (Kankoresha)?Railway operator TourismTrains that operate for the purpose of, and owned for that purposeRailway carThat is.


The definition of the same "tourist train" depends on the person who defines it.

Major travel agencyJTBJTB Research Institute, a think tank of Japan, defines a sightseeing train as "a train whose purpose is to ride, such as elaborating the interior and exterior and allowing you to travel while enjoying the taste."[1][2].. On the other hand,Nara Prefectural UniversityProfessor Katsuhiro Shinno (Transport Economics / Transportation Policy / Tourist Destination Transportation)Japan Private Railway AssociationIn his contribution to the public relations magazine, "trains used by tourists (whether or not the purpose is a railroad)" is broadly defined as a tourist train, from tourists to sightseeing of the vehicle itself. It states that the definition itself has changed[2].

In addition, as a vehicle with a special interior and exteriorJoyful TrainHowever, according to the aforementioned Shinno, this is "Group travelPart of the serviceIn that respect, it is different from a sightseeing train.[2]..However, the sightseeing trainGroup trainBecause it is sometimes operated as a joyful train and the distinction between the two is ambiguous, railway hobby magazines may confuse the two.[3].

As described above, the definition of "sightseeing train" as a term is a little complicated, so in this section, all the ones that the business operator uses "sightseeing train" or similar names are described.


The first time I used the current meaning of "sightseeing train"1990 ToJR EastAppeared in "Nostalgic view trainIs[4]..The train is almost different from the previous "Joyful Train"Gonō senIt was operated only in.Since the train was well received,Resort ShirakamiIt was taken over as2000 eraWhen you enter, you can see "On other JR East routes.Twinkle""Glitter MichinokuIn addition to the follow-up examples, similar trains have begun to operate in JR Hokkaido and JR West.

2010 eraIn order to increase the number of passengers and promote tourist spots along the railway lines, such trains were born one after another on local private railways.Also, in JR, "Izu Crail"Or"Iyo Nada MonogatariAll carsGreen carSeveral trains have appeared, and there are cases of new directions to enjoy luxury.

List of current tourist trains

JR companies → List by region.There are cases of names for vehicles and cases of names for trains, but no particular distinction is made here.It also includes those with names similar to tourist trains.

In addition, although some local tourism bureaus and news sites independently call them "tourist trains," only those called by the business operator are listed here.

JR companies

Hokkaido Passenger Railway (JR Hokkaido)

  • The name tourist train is often used, but a list of trains and rolling stock has not been published as of 2020.However, in past announcements, the vehicle used for sightseeing trains was "Limited express railcar type""General railcar typeIt was written by classifying it into three types, "Other".[5].

East Japan Railway (JR East)

Tokai Passenger Railway (JR Tokai)

  • Unexplored stationThe term "sightseeing train" is used uniformly for special trains whose main purpose is to board trains, such as tours.JR Tokai does not have special vehicles for sightseeing, so all373 seriesDriven by general vehicles such as[11].

West Japan Railway (JR West)

Shikoku Railway Company (JR Shikoku)

Kyushu Railway Company (JR Kyushu)

Other railway operators

Donan Isaribi Railway

  • As a "regional information transmission train"Kiha 40 typeRemodeled "Nagarare, And operates on the sightseeing train "Nagare Kaikyo" in addition to regular trains.

Akita Inland Transit Railway

Seibu Railway

Shinano Railway

Toyama regional railway

Ainokaze Toyama Railway

  • As a sightseeing train413 seriesRemodeled "XNUMX thousand shaku story”, And operates mainly on Saturdays and holidays[21].

Noto Railway

  • For tourist trainsNT300 typeOwns, mainly on Saturdays and holidaysNoto Satoyama SatoumiOperates as[22]..On days when tourist trains are not in operation, they will be connected to regular trains.

Kinki Nippon Railway

Nagara Railway

Tarumi Railway

  • As a sightseeing trainHaimo 330-700 typeRemodeled "NeogawaAnd operates on a regular train of the same name[26].

Kyoto Tango Railway

Hankyu Corporation

Nankai Electric Railway

Wakasa Railway

  • As a sightseeing trainWT3000 typeRemodeled "Showa"Yazu"Young cherry blossomIs owned and operated by regular regular trains[31].

Okayama Electric Track

Tosa Kuroshio Railway

West Japan Railway

Heisei Chikuho Railway

Hisatsu Orange Railway

Past tourist trains

East Japan Railway Company (past)

Central Japan Railway Company (past)

West Japan Railway Company (past)

Kumakawa Railway

  • The following tourist trains have existed in the past.The former has been discontinued due to aging vehicles and the latter has decreased the number of passengers, and there are currently no tourist trains on the Kumagawa Railway.


  1. ^ "Tourist train". Tourism Glossary. JTB Research Institute. October 2021th, 8Browse.
  2. ^ a b c Katsuhiro Shinno "Future Studies of Railways Keynote Report 55 Old, Present, and Future of Sightseeing Trains"Public Relations Magazine" Mintetsu "" Volume 71,Japan Private Railway Association, Pages 4-7.
  3. ^ In one example, "Railway fanIn the July 1994 issue of the special feature "Joyful Trains' Famous Scenes," some of the tourist trains in this article also appear.
  4. ^ Railroad pictorial book Volume 129 XNUMX pages, Ikaros Publishing
  5. ^ Initiatives for new sightseeing trains from 2019 October 2019th, 2
  6. ^ 10 sightseeing trains in eastern Japan.The best train trip you want to experience at least once View Plaza
  7. ^ About production plan (overview) of "high grade vehicle" and "special vehicle" East Japan Railway Company, June 2004, 6
  8. ^ Since then, formations have been added or exchanged.See the article for details.
  9. ^ The train itself1989 It was operated as "SL Minakami" from, but it was renamed in 2018 and was incorporated into a fun train.
  10. ^ The train itself1999 It was operated as "SL Usui" from, but it was renamed in 2018 and was incorporated into a fun train.
  11. ^ About cancellation of operation of conventional line sightseeing trains, etc.
  12. ^ 2000 series,2700 series(Aka / Kiiro),8000 series4 formations are enrolled.
  13. ^ It is a special vehicle that is combined with one car on a regular limited express train, and has a different character from other examples.
  14. ^ The new sightseeing train "Laugh EMI" has started operation! Akita Nairiku Transit Railway, February 2020, 2
  15. ^ Announcement of the debut of the new sightseeing vehicle "Akita Jomon"! Akita Nairiku Transit Railway, February 2021, 1
  16. ^ Seibu Traveling Restaurant 52 Seats Bliss Seibu Railway
  17. ^ Rokumon Shinano Railway
  18. ^ About the start of operation of toll rapid trains by the new model "SR1 series" Shinano Railway, May 2020, 5
  19. ^ The train does not have any special sightseeing facilities, but you can use the "plan with light meals" for an additional fee.
  20. ^ Tourist train Toyama regional railway
  21. ^ XNUMX thousand shaku story Ainokaze Toyama Railway
  22. ^ Noto Satoyama Satoumi Noto Railway
  23. ^ Sightseeing limited express Shimakaze Kinki Nippon Railway
  24. ^ Blue Symphony Kinki Nippon Railway
  25. ^ Sightseeing train "while" special site Nagara Railway
  26. ^ Sightseeing train / vehicle introduction Tarumi Railway
  27. ^ Tango Akamatsu WILLER TRAINS
  28. ^ The new sightseeing limited express "Kyoto Rein Masaraku" debuts! Hankyu Corporation
  29. ^ Nankai Electric Railway Takano Line Sky Nankai Electric Railway
  30. ^ Kada fish line sightseeing train "Medetai Densha" Nankai Electric Railway
  31. ^ [Official] Wakasa Railway Sightseeing Train "Showa" "Hachito" Wakasa Railway
  32. ^ world's first!"Chuggington Train" is now available on trams! -Wilson / Blue Star becomes a tourist train- Okayama Electric Track
  33. ^ Enjoy the Pacific Ocean!Open deck type sightseeing train Shintaro / Yataro Tosa Kuroshio Railway
  34. ^ Dazaifu Sightseeing Train "Traveler-Tabito-" West Japan Railway
  35. ^ Dazaifu Sightseeing Train "Water Capital -Suito-" West Japan Railway
  36. ^ THE RAIL KITCHEN CHIKUGO West Japan Railway
  37. ^ Kotokoto train Heisei Chikuho Railway
  38. ^ Orange dining room Hisatsu Orange Railway

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