Thank you for visiting Isumi rail web sight.
At this moment we prepare all of our web pages in Japanese language only, therefore we now announce to all of our overseas customers about the main contents of our services of train tourism on Isumi rail in this topics page.
1 : Moomin Train.
We are producing country tourism by using Finnish cartoon character Moomin.
Cartoon character of Moomin Family story are fashioned on the train body. They are so cute that all visitors are enjoyed by getting on board and taking pictures.
2 : Old fashioned train “Kiha”
This “Kiha” is operating by traditional Japanese National Rail (JNR) cars. As you know JNR were privatized in 1987 and changed to JR companies all over Japan. Its been 28years since they have changed so almost all National Rail’s cars are now out of service and scrapped. We are now using 2 Kiha cars, series kiha-28 and kiha-52 which are made in 1964 and 1965 as main contents of our train tourism with a lot of nostalgia.
This Kiha is now operating on every Saturdays and Sundays show in red figures on our timetable. As a tourism train, customers are required additional charge Jpy300 on each ride.
3 : “Lobster Express”
Every weekend and on national holidays we are operating Dining train by using kiha cars and this is named “Lobster Express”.
Main contents of this dining on board are sea food gathered in vicinity of Isumi area such as lobster, abalones, turban shell and all kinds of fishes.
Menus are Italian on Saturdays and Japanese Sashimi on Sundays.
4:Vege-Meal Bento box at Otaki station
Special EKIBEN(Japanese train bento box) is selling at Otaki station on every Sunday.
The new Ekiben is named “Vege-Meal Bento” known as VGML which is vegetarian vegan.
This bento is totally free of any animal products or by-products such as eggs or dairy products. It contains one or more of these components : all types of vegetables and fresh fruit, including seaweed and sea vegetables.
It does NOT contain any type of meat, or animal products or by-products.
Vege-Meal Bento link
If you have any inquiry, please send e-mail to
Our English speaking staff will reply to your address as soon as possible.
Thank you very much.
president of Isumi rail.