Service interval: Ichinoseki to Kesennuma Stations
Bringing smiles to Tohoku children in the region devastated by the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami of 2011 and wishing for great Tohoku travels for our friends throughout Japan, the POKÉMON with YOU Train will get a makeover for a new look starting July 15, 2017. The new car concept will be "parents and children having fun with Pikachu together." Enjoy a fun outing with the lively Pikachu.
*Online seat reservation will be available from Wednesday, September 5th, 2018 beginning at 5:30AM (JST)
Car 1: Communication Seats (reserved seating cars)
Depictions of Pikachu are everywhere, including the backrests of the seats, the curtains and much more!
Car 2: Playroom Car
Try your hand at being the conductor in the driver's cab or the engine room. Or play with the loads of gadgets and other fun things filling the area around the reclining Pikachu in the middle of the car.
* The above information is current as of January 24, 2020.
* The stops and times may be subject to change.
* All seats are reserved, so a reserved seat fare is required in addition to a basic fare ticket. Reserved seats are available from 10:00 one month before the departure date.
* Tickets can be purchased from reserved seat ticket machines, JR ticket offices (Midori-no-madoguchi) and travel service centers (View Plaza) at key JR East stations and at major travel agencies. (They may not be available at some locations.)
Days marked with colored circles indicate the days this train service is in operation.
If you click on a date the train is in operation, you can search for empty seats and make a ticket reservation. * You need to have registered with JR-EAST Train Reservation.