JOYFUL TRAINS

POKÉMON with YOU Train

Service interval: Ichinoseki to Kesennuma Stations

  • POKÉMON with YOU Train
  • POKÉMON with YOU Train

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) Online booking makes it easy! JR-EAST Train Reservation

Go inside with Google Street View

Go inside with Google Street View

Car interior

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

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.

Car 1: Communication Seats (reserved seating cars)

Car layout

  • Communication Seat Car
  • Playroom Car
  • Communication Seat Car
  • Playroom Car

Regular stops

Regular stops

Timetables

Route & Timetables

POKÉMON with YOU Train (up until March 13th)

Stops Outbound Inbound
Ichinoseki 11:01 (dep.) 16:35 (arr.)
Rikuchū-Matsukawa 11:28 (arr.)
11:40 (dep.)
16:03 (dep.)
16:00 (arr.)
Geibikei 11:44 (arr.)
11:48 (dep.)
15:57 (dep.)
15:52 (arr.)
Surisawa 11:57 (arr.)
12:04 (dep.)
15:43 (dep.)
15:30 (arr.)
Semmaya 12:15 (arr.)
12:21 (dep.)
15:20 (dep.)
15:07 (arr.)
Orikabe 12:31 (arr.)
12:37 (dep.)
14:57 (dep.)
14:50 (arr.)
Kesennuma 12:51 (arr.) 14:37 (dep.)
Stops Outbound Inbound

POKÉMON with YOU Train (from March 14th onwards)

Stops Outbound Inbound
Ichinoseki 11:01 (dep.) 16:32 (arr.)
Rikuchū-Matsukawa 11:28 (arr.)
11:40 (dep.)
16:03 (dep.)
16:00 (arr.)
Geibikei 11:44 (arr.)
11:48 (dep.)
15:57 (dep.)
15:52 (arr.)
Surisawa 11:57 (arr.)
12:04 (dep.)
15:43 (dep.)
15:30 (arr.)
Semmaya 12:15 (arr.)
12:21 (dep.)
15:20 (dep.)
15:07 (arr.)
Orikabe 12:31 (arr.)
12:37 (dep.)
14:57 (dep.)
14:50 (arr.)
Kesennuma 12:51 (arr.) 14:37 (dep.)
Stops Outbound Inbound
  • * 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.)

Calendar

Green circle 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.

Click here to register

January 2020 Calendar
Sun. Mon. Tue. Wed. Thu. Fri. Sat.
     
6 7 8 9 10
14 15 16 17
20 21 22 23 24
27 28 29 30 31  

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

1st to 5th, 11th to 13th, 18th, 19th, 25th, 26th
February 2020 Calendar
Sun. Mon. Tue. Wed. Thu. Fri. Sat.
           
3 4 5 6 7 8
9 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.

1st, 2nd, 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
       

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

1st, 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th, 20th to 31st
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 30    

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

4th, 5th, 11th, 12th, 18th, 19th, 25th, 26th, 29th
May 2020 Calendar
Sun. Mon. Tue. Wed. Thu. Fri. Sat.
          1
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.

2nd to 6th, 9th, 10th, 16th, 17th, 23rd, 24th, 30th, 31st
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.

6th, 7th, 13th, 14th, 20th, 21st, 27th, 28th
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
 

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

4th, 5th, 11th, 12th, 18th, 19th, 23rd to 31st
August 2020 Calendar
Sun. Mon. Tue. Wed. Thu. Fri. Sat.
           
17 18 19 20 21
         

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

1st to 16th, 22nd to 31st
September 2020 Calendar
Sun. Mon. Tue. Wed. Thu. Fri. Sat.
   
7 8 9 10 11
14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30      

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

1st to 6th, 12th, 13th
  • * The above information is current as of January 24, 2020.
  • * Service dates may be subject to change.

How to purchase

Tickets for the POKÉMON with YOU Train are not available for sale outside of Japan. There are multiple ways to purchase tickets as follows.

Passes:
Purchase a pass that is for foreign visitors to Japan and covers the travel area. Recommended passes when visiting Japan
Tickets:
Available for sale at JR EAST Travel Service Centers and your local JR Ticket Office (Midori-no-madoguchi).

Note: Not all services are available on certain trains when boarding with a pass or a ticket.

Online seat reservation

*Online seat reservation will be available from Wednesday, September 5th, 2018 beginning at 5:30AM (JST)

Online booking makes it easy! JR-EAST Train Reservation