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FruiTea Fukushima

Service interval:
Ban-etsu-West Line: Koriyama to Kitakata Stations
Tohoku Line: Koriyama to Sendai Stations

  • FruiTea Fukushima
  • FruiTea Fukushima

Fukushima Prefecture is Japan's orchard king, producing all sorts of fruit, including apples, Asian pears, peaches and grapes. The FruiTea Fukushima is a "traveling café," created around the concept of an elegant space for enjoying uniquely crafted desserts and beverages made from local Fukushima fruit while gazing out the train windows or engaging in conversation.

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Car interior

Car no. 1: Café counter

Running the entire length of the car in an arc, the café counter is an excellent accompaniment to an elegant train journey. The counter has open seating, just one more way to enjoy your ride on the FruiTea Fukushima.

Car no. 1: Café counter

Car no. 2: Box seating

For those wishing to enjoy a sweet snack or conversation, the box seats include a table for a relaxing time.

Car no. 2: Box seating

On-board café service

On-board service is provided on the FruiTea Fukushima. Attendants come around, offering Sweet Sets which feature two types of sweet snacks made from Fukushima fruit and hot coffee or another beverage.

Note: As of April 2019, the Sweets Sets have been changed to a new lineup of seasonal treats.

Note: The photograph is intended as an example. As fresh fruit is used, the actual dish may differ according to the season.

On-board café service

Car layout

  • Koriyama
  • Aizu-Wakamatsu/Kitakata/Sendai
  • Car no.1
  • Car no.2
  • Car no.1
  • Car no.2

Regular stops

Regular stops

Route & Timetables

FruiTea Fukushima (Ban-etsu-West Line)

Stops 1 2
Kōriyama 9:52 (dep.) 17:07 (arr.)
Bandai-Atami 10:11 (dep.) 16:54 (dep.)
Inawashiro 10:40 (dep.) 16:32 (dep.)
Aizu-Wakamatsu 11:30 (dep.) 15:55 (dep.)
Kitakata 11:52 (arr.) 15:30 (dep.)
Stops 1 2

FruiTea Fukushima (Tohoku Line: up until March 13th)

Stops 91 92
Kōriyama 10:25 (dep.) 16:51 (arr.)
Fukushima 11:09 (arr.)
11:18 (dep.)
16:10 (dep.)
15:50 (arr.)
Sendai 12:34 (arr.) 14:42 (dep.)
Stops 91 92

FruiTea Fukushima (Tohoku Line: from March 14th onwards)

Stops 91 92
Kōriyama 10:25 (dep.) 16:51 (arr.)
Fukushima 11:09 (arr.)
11:28 (dep.)
16:10 (dep.)
15:50 (arr.)
Sendai 12:40 (arr.) 14:35 (dep.)
Stops 91 92
  • * The above information is current as of January 24, 2020.
  • * The stops and times may be subject to change.

Calendar

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Green circleKōriyama - Kitakata (Ban-etsu-West Line) Brown circleKōriyama - Sendai (Tohoku Line)

January 2020 Calendar
Sun. Mon. Tue. Wed. Thu. Fri. Sat.
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14 15 16 17
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This train service is in operation on the following days in January 2020.

▍Kōriyama - Kitakata
Not in operation.
▍Kōriyama - Sendai
11th to 13th, 18th, 19th, 25th, 26th
February 2020 Calendar
Sun. Mon. Tue. Wed. Thu. Fri. Sat.
           
3 4 5 6 7
10 12 13 14
17 18 19 20 21
25 26 27 28

This train service is in operation on the following days in February 2020.

▍Kōriyama - Kitakata
Not in operation.
▍Kōriyama - Sendai
1st, 2nd, 8th, 9th,11th, 15th, 16th, 22nd to 24th, 29th
March 2020 Calendar
Sun. Mon. Tue. Wed. Thu. Fri. Sat.
2 3 4 5 6
9 10 11 12 13
16 17 18 19
23 24 25 26 27
30 31        

This train service is in operation on the following days in March 2020.

▍Kōriyama - Kitakata
Not in operation.
▍Kōriyama - Sendai
1st, 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th, 20th to 22nd, 28th, 29th
April 2020 Calendar
Sun. Mon. Tue. Wed. Thu. Fri. Sat.
      1 2 3
6 7 8 9 10
13 14 15 16 17
20 21 22 23 24
27 28 29 30    

This train service is in operation on the following days in April 2020.

▍Kōriyama - Kitakata
4th, 5th, 11th, 12th, 18th, 19th, 25th, 26th
▍Kōriyama - Sendai
Not in operation.
May 2020 Calendar
Sun. Mon. Tue. Wed. Thu. Fri. Sat.
          1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8
11 12 13 14 15
18 19 20 21 22
25 26 27 28 29
           

This train service is in operation on the following days in May 2020.

▍Kōriyama - Kitakata
9th, 10th, 16th, 17th, 23rd, 24th, 30th, 31st
▍Kōriyama - Sendai
Not in operation.
June 2020 Calendar
Sun. Mon. Tue. Wed. Thu. Fri. Sat.
  1 2 3 4 5
8 9 10 11 12
15 16 17 18 19
22 23 24 25 26
29 30        

This train service is in operation on the following days in June 2020.

▍Kōriyama - Kitakata
6th, 7th, 13th, 14th, 20th, 21st, 27th, 28th
▍Kōriyama - Sendai
Not in operation.
July 2020 Calendar
Sun. Mon. Tue. Wed. Thu. Fri. Sat.
      1 2 3
6 7 8 9 10
13 14 15 16 17
20 21 22
27 28 29 30 31  

This train service is in operation on the following days in July 2020.

▍Kōriyama - Kitakata
4th, 5th, 11th, 12th, 18th, 19th, 23rd to 26th
▍Kōriyama - Sendai
Not in operation.
August 2020 Calendar
Sun. Mon. Tue. Wed. Thu. Fri. Sat.
           
3 4 5 6 7 8
11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21
24 25 26 27 28
31          

This train service is in operation on the following days in August 2020.

▍Kōriyama - Kitakata
1st, 2nd, 9th, 10th, 22nd, 23rd, 29th, 30th
▍Kōriyama - Sendai
Not in operation.
September 2020 Calendar
Sun. Mon. Tue. Wed. Thu. Fri. Sat.
    1 2 3 4
7 8 9 10 11
14 15 16 17 18
23 24 25
28 29 30      

This train service is in operation on the following days in September 2020.

▍Kōriyama - Kitakata
5th, 6th, 12th, 13th, 19th to 22nd, 26th, 27th
▍Kōriyama - Sendai
Not in operation.
  • * The above information is current as of January 24, 2020.
  • * Service dates may be subject to change.

How to purchase

Tickets for the FruiTea Fukushima are not available for sale outside of Japan. There are multiple ways to purchase tickets as follows.

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