5 Special Trains You Only Find in Japan


You probably already know the thematic trains and meters, full of paintings and prints of anime, manga and games. But in this article I separated 5 unique trains that you only find in Japan. If you have the opportunity, be sure to ride them.

The Kotatsu Train - こたつ電車

The kotatsu train is found in Iwate, and as the name and image at the beginning of the article already shows, it is a train with Kotatsu (a table with an electric cover). So passengers feel comfortable while traveling in winter.

The video below shows a bit of this beautiful train, along with an event that took place, where people dress up in the Lunar New Year devil mask.


The Tama train - たま電車

The Tama train is found in Wakayama. As you can see, cats are the subject of this train. In this line you find a station manager who is a cat. The video below shows a little of this train.

Omeshi Ressha - お召列車

Omeshi resha is the Emperor's train and the royal family of Japan. Unfortunately the train is little used, as the emperor usually travels more by plane and car.

Train car

In Hokkaido due to the lack of passengers in rural cities, the railway company decided to make a train car to avoid expenses. The train doesn't just look like a car, it can change in a few seconds and move like a car.


Japan's dual mode vehicle, which can run on roads as well as rail

The dog and the cat

On the Ikoma Kintetsu line in Nara, people ride a train that looks like a dog and a cat. These trains connect Ikoma station with the Hozan-ji temple. The trains are known as Bull (dog) and Mike (cat). These are not the only unusual trains present in this city, there is also a train called “Do-Re-Mi” and another called “Sweet” that runs on the Sanjō line.

Dog and cat