POKÉMON with YOU Train

Route Map


POKÉMON with YOU Train

Fun for the whole family

The "POKÉMON with YOU Train" works to bring smiles to the faces of children in the region devastated by the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami of 2011 and to encourage children across Japan to enjoy a trip to Tohoku.
Enjoy a fun outing with the lively Pikachu on the "POKÉMON with YOU Train".

Fun design with Pikachu all over

Pikachu can be found all over the outside and inside of the train.
Try your hand at being the conductor in the driver's cab or the engine room or take a photo with the reclining Pikachu as a memento of your trip.

POKÉMON with YOU

These efforts were initiated in response to the Great East Japan Earthquake. Building off the legacy of POKÉMON with YOU’s "Pokémon visits for bringing smiles to children’s faces,” we will continue to work to enrich children’s present and future.

POKÉMON with YOU Train

*Bento boxed lunches are not currently sold on this train

[Iwate Prefecture/Miyagi Prefecture]
Route Map
Debut year
December 2012 (renovated in July 2017)
Service area
Between Ichinoseki and Kesennuma Station

Travel Guide


Here are some recommended spots along the POKÉMON with YOU Train route.

POKÉMON with YOU route map
  • Spot 1: Ichinoseki Station
  • Spot 2: Geibikei Station
  • Spot 3: Surisawa Station
  • Spot 4: Semmaya Station
  • Spot 5: Orikabe Station
  • Spot 6: Kesennuma Station
Photo: Ichinoseki Station
Ichinoseki Station
Photo: Ichinoseki Station

Ichinoseki Station

There is a stamp pad as well as a photo spot.

Photo: Geibikei Station
Geibikei Station
Photo: Geibikei Station

Geibikei Station

Peer at the special art fence at an angle to see Pokémon appear.

Photo: Surisawa Station
Surisawa Station
Photo: Surisawa Station

Surisawa Station

In addition to a stamp pad, there are Pokemon art pieces and a photo spot.

Photo: Semmaya Station
Semmaya Station
Photo: Semmaya Station

Semmaya Station

The station is filled with Pokemon. There is also a stamp pad.

Photo: Orikabe Station
Orikabe Station
Photo: Orikabe Station

Orikabe Station

If you look carefully, you will find Pokémon hiding in the grass and trees!

Photo: Kesennuma Station
Kesennuma Station
Photo: Kesennuma Station

Kesennuma Station

There are Pokemon art pieces, photo spots, and banners.

Train Details

The inside of the train is filled with Pikachu.
Please enjoy the Pikachu theme decorations.

Car interior

Car no. 1

Communication Seats (reserved seating cars)

Depictions of Pikachu are everywhere, including the backrests of the seats, the curtains and much more!

Car no. 2

Playroom Car

Try your hand at being the conductor in the driver's cab or the engine room.
There is a reclining Pikachu in the middle of the car. Play with the loads of gadgets and other fun things filling the area, while surrounded by Pikachu.

Car layout

Photo Gallery

Make the most of your train ride


Here are some ways to enjoy the POKÉMON with YOU Train, not only while onboard, but also at each station and at the stamp rally.

Hospitality

Onboard Fun

Attendants will welcome you as you board the train.
You will receive a "Souvenir Notebook" and a "Commemorative Boarding Pass" as mementos of your trip.
Stamps for the "Omoide Notebook" are available at four stations (Ichinoseki, Surisawa, Semmaya, and Kesennuma).

Fun in Kesennuma

Enjoy your time in Kesennuma at the "Stamp Rally for Kesennuma Recovery."
If you collect two or more of the six stamps located in Kesennuma City, you will receive a paper model of the new "POKÉMON with YOU Train".
* The image is intended as an example.

Kesennuma City stamp locations
  • Kesennuma Umi no Ichi (Sea Market) and Shark Museum
  • ・Kesennuma Fish Market
  • ・拓(ヒラケル)
  • ・Fried croquette shop
  • ・K-port
  • ・Kesennuma Station Tourist Information Center

Support efforts

POKÉMON with YOU

Pokémon is always with you

These efforts were initiated in response to the Great East Japan Earthquake. Building off the legacy of POKÉMON with YOU’s "Pokémon visits for bringing smiles to children’s faces,” we will continue to work to enrich children’s present and future.

For more details, click here (Japanese only)

Timetable & Calendar

How to Board


How to purchase tickets

Purchase Locations

All seats are reserved, so a reserved seat ticket is required in addition to a basic fare ticket.
(If you use a JR East Rail Pass such as JR EAST PASS, you can make a seat reservation without paying an additional fee. Please make a reservation for a reserved seat (free of charge) at the sales location. )
Reserved seat tickets go on sale at JR-EAST Train Reservations, Midori no Madoguchi (Midori-no-madoguchi) at major JR stations, and reserved-seat ticket vending machines from 10:00 a.m. (*) one month before the date of use. (*Reserved seat ticket vending machines open at 10:10 a.m.)

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