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Train Lovers Rejoice - Get Down and Dirty with a Back Stage Tour of Sanriku Railway



Wash train cars, learn about the popular Sanriku line, and enjoy a bento lunch #cc1000144

  • See behind the scenes of a Japanese railway station
  • Includes an "eki-ben" bento box lunch
  • A real train conductor will gladly answer any questions you have about the Japanese railway system
  • 4.5 hour total

  • English

  • Age 12+

  • 2 〜 20


Hiromitsu KIKUCHI

Hello, my name is Kikuchi and I am a conductor on the Sanriku Railway, located in the northeast part of mainland Japan, Iwate Prefecture. The Sanriku Line is well known and beloved by not only locals but also trains enthusiasts all over Japan. We run along the coast and are privy to some truly beautiful views of the Pacific seaside. The Sanriku Line is not the grandest train line in Japan, in fact we only have one track, but we make up for it with heart and character. After the 2011 earthquake, we were put out of commission for a few years, but we got “back on track” by 2014 with a little help from our friends. We even got support from countries like Kuwait to help us in the restoration effort of the line.

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Do you love trains? Ever wonder what it would be like to explore a train yard? Do you fantasize about getting your hands on a sponge and scrubbing down a train car?! Perhaps that last point is a bit of a stretch, but don’t count it out just yet! This adventure takes place in Kamaishi station on the Sanriku Railway. Join the host, a conductor on the beautiful Sanriku line, to a get a backstage view of this popular railway. The experience last for about four and a half hours, during which you will have a tour of the train yard, learn about the railway, experience what it’s like to become a conductor, enjoy a “eki-ben” bento box lunch, and get really up close and personal with the train cars by washing them down. The experience is recommend for train enthusiasts and children ages 12 and up. Make sure to wear something you don't mind getting a little wet.

  • The train on Sanriku railway with a beautiful view


  • Duration


  • Access

  • Participants Guests

    2 〜 20

    Trip will be cancelled if the required minimum number of participants is not met. Accompanied infants participate for free.

  • Age


  • Conditions

    Available on Clear or Lightly Rainy Days

  • Cancellation Policy

    We are unable to refund cancellations made after 17:00, 3 days prior to your reserved date.


  • Adults(12+)


  • Children(4~11)


  • Infants(~3)


Included in the Price

Experience, Interpreter, Insurance, Bento (Lunch) fee


  • Things to bring

    Make sure to wear something you don't mind getting a little wet.

  • Meeting Point

  • Additional Info

    Please note that your reservation with us may be canceled due to inclement weather conditions or heavy rain. If so, we will contact you at least one hour prior to your reservation via your original booking site.


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