List of railway companies in Japan

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List of railway companies in Japan lists Japanese railway operators.

Those in italics are the third-sector operators; being half-public, half-private.

Japan Railways Group[edit]

The Japan Railways Group consists of the seven companies that were formed after the privatization of the Japanese National Railways.

Passenger
Freight

Major sixteen private railways[edit]

Kantō region
Chūbu region
Kansai region
Kyushu

Semi-major six private railways[edit]

Kantō region
Kansai region

Other private and third sector railways[edit]

From north to south by prefecture where railway operations are headquartered. Category-3 railway operators and subsidiary companies are not listed. Some English names are unofficial.

Tōhoku region[edit]

Aomori Prefecture
Iwate Prefecture
Miyagi Prefecture
Akita Prefecture
Yamagata Prefecture
Fukushima Prefecture

Kantō region[edit]

Ibaraki Prefecture
Tochigi Prefecture
Gunma Prefecture
Saitama Prefecture
Chiba Prefecture
Tokyo
Kanagawa Prefecture

Chūbu region[edit]

Niigata Prefecture
Toyama Prefecture
Ishikawa Prefecture
Fukui Prefecture
Yamanashi Prefecture
Nagano Prefecture
Gifu Prefecture
Shizuoka Prefecture
Aichi Prefecture
Mie Prefecture

Kansai region[edit]

Shiga Prefecture
Kyoto Prefecture
Osaka Prefecture
Hyōgo Prefecture
Wakayama Prefecture

Chūgoku region[edit]

Tottori Prefecture
Shimane Prefecture
Okayama Prefecture
Yamaguchi Prefecture

Shikoku[edit]

Tokushima Prefecture
Kagawa Prefecture
Ehime Prefecture
Kōchi Prefecture

Kyushu[edit]

Fukuoka Prefecture
Nagasaki Prefecture
Kumamoto Prefecture

Subways[edit]

Monorails[edit]

New transit systems[edit]

Trams[edit]

Funiculars[edit]

Trolleybuses[edit]

Freight-only companies[edit]

Selected discontinued companies[edit]

Those with English articles are listed here.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Still active as a bus operator