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Character Trains and Japan Rail Pass

 
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Furusato train with a Japan Rail Pass
In Japan, many destinations can be reached by lovely and useful trains, Character trains. Most of them are covered with the Japan Rail Pass and a few are operated by a private company.
In a few case, the train is covered with the Japan Rail Pass but need an additional fare (click here to learn more about additional payment with a Japan Rail Pass).

Please note that some of them need a reservation.

Here is a list ( source : Jr company ‘s website) :
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The train "Pokemon with you " with a Japan Rail Pass
Character trains covered by the Japan Rail Pass in JR East Area :
- HIGH RAIL 1375 (Gunma)
- IZU CRAILE
- Kirakira Uetsu
- Koshino Shu*Kura, Yuzawa Shu*Kura, Ryuto Shu*Kura ( Niigata)
- POKÉMON with YOU Train Resort
- Asunaro (Shimokita)
- Resort Minori (Miyagi - Yamagata) 
- Resort Yamadori ( Gunma)
- Resort Asunaro (Tohoku)
- Resort Shirakami (Akita,Aomori)
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- Umineko Resort View (Tohoku)
- Furusato SL Banetsu
- Monogatari SL
- Genbi Shinkansen (Niigata)
- SL Gumma Minakami
- SL Gumma Yokokawa
- Zipangu (Hiraizumi) (Iwate)

For some trains, online seat reservation are available since Wednesday, September 5th, 2018.
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The Anpanman train with a Japan Rail Pass
Character trains covered by the Japan Rail Pass in Shikoku area :
- The Anpanman train (Matsuyama ↔ Okayama or Takamatsu)
- Shiman Torocco 
- Iyonada Monogatari (Tadotsu ↔ Oboke)



 
SL Hitoyoshi with a Japan Rail Pass
Character trains covered by the Japan Rail Pass in Kyushu area :
- Yufuin no Mori (Hakata ↔ Yufuin/Beppu),
- Sonic (Hakata ↔ Saiki)
- Yufu (Hakata ↔ Beppu/Oita),
- Ibusuki no Tamatebako (Kagoshima-Chuo ↔ Ibusuki),
- Huis Ten Bosch (Hakata - Huis Ten Bosch)
-KAWASEMI YAMASEMI (Kumamoto ↔ Hitoyoshi), - A-TRAIN (Kumamoto ↔ Misumi),
- Umisachi-Yamasachi (Miyazaki ↔ Nango),
- Aso Boy! (Beppu/Oita ↔ Aso),
- SL Hitoyoshi (Kumamoto ↔ Hitoyoshi) 
 
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