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

Route & Timetables

Notes:

  • The times and stops listed above are subject to change.
  • Because all seats are reserved, a reserved seat fare is required in addition to a basic fare ticket. Reserved seat tickets are 520 yen for adults and 260 yen for children. Reserved seats go on sale at 10:00 one month before the departure date.
  • Tickets are available for purchase at reserved seat ticket vending machines, JR Ticket Offices (Midori-no-madoguchi) and Travel Service Centers (View Plaza) at major JR East stations and at major travel agencies. (Some locations may not have all tickets available.)

Calendar

Days marked with colored circles indicate the service days of the corresponding trains.

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Note:

  • Service dates are 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