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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
  • * The above information is current as of July 2020.
  • * The stops and times may be subject to change.

FruiTea Fukushima (Tohoku Line: from December 5th 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 July 2020.
  • * The stops and times may be subject to change.

Calendar

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Days marked with Green circle Brown circle indicate the days this train service is in operation.

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

July 2020 Calendar
Sun. Mon. Tue. Wed. Thu. Fri. Sat.
      1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22
27 28 29 30 31  

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

▍Kōriyama - Kitakata
23rd to 26th
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 is in service on the following days in August 2020.

▍Kōriyama - Kitakata
1st, 2nd, 9th, 10th, 22nd, 23rd, 29th, 30th
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 is in service on the following days in September 2020.

▍Kōriyama - Kitakata
5th, 6th, 12th, 13th, 19th to 22nd, 26th, 27th
October 2020 Calendar
Sun. Mon. Tue. Wed. Thu. Fri. Sat.
        1 2
5 6 7 8 9
12 13 14 15 16
19 20 21 22 23
26 27 28 29 30

This train is in service on the following days in October 2020.

▍Kōriyama - Kitakata
3rd, 4th, 10th, 11th, 17th, 18th, 24th, 25th, 31st
▍Kōriyama - Sendai
Not in operation.
November 2020 Calendar
Sun. Mon. Tue. Wed. Thu. Fri. Sat.
2 4 5 6
9 10 11 12 13
16 17 18 19 20
24 25 26 27
30          

This train is in service on the following days in November 2020.

▍Kōriyama - Kitakata
1st, 3rd, 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th, 21st to 23rd, 28th, 29th
▍Kōriyama - Sendai
Not in operation.
December 2020 Calendar
Sun. Mon. Tue. Wed. Thu. Fri. Sat.
    1 2 3 4
7 8 9 10 11
14 15 16 17 18
21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31    

This train is in service on the following days in December 2020.

▍Kōriyama - Kitakata
Not in operation.
▍Kōriyama - Sendai
5th, 6th, 12th, 13th, 19th, 20th
January 2021 Calendar
Sun. Mon. Tue. Wed. Thu. Fri. Sat.
          1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8
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 January 2021.

▍Kōriyama - Kitakata
Not in operation.
▍Kōriyama - Sendai
9th to 11th, 16th, 17th, 23rd, 24th, 30th, 31st
February 2021 Calendar
Sun. Mon. Tue. Wed. Thu. Fri. Sat.
  1 2 3 4 5
8 9 10 12
15 16 17 18 19
22 24 25 26
           

This train service is in operation on the following days in February 2021.

▍Kōriyama - Kitakata
Not in operation.
▍Kōriyama - Sendai
6th, 7th, 11th, 13th, 14th, 20th, 21st, 23rd, 27th, 28th
March 2021 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 31      

This train service is in operation on the following days in March 2021.

▍Kōriyama - Kitakata
Not in operation.
▍Kōriyama - Sendai
6th, 7th, 13th, 14th, 20th, 21st, 27th, 28th
  • * The above information is current as of July 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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