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

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

Kantō region
Chūbu region
Kansai region
Kyushu

Semi-major six private railways

Kantō region
Kansai region

Other private and third sector railways

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.

Hokkaido

Tōhoku region

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

Kantō region

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

Chūbu region

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

Kansai region

Mie Prefecture
Shiga Prefecture
Kyoto Prefecture
Osaka Prefecture
Hyōgo Prefecture
Wakayama Prefecture

Chūgoku region

Tottori Prefecture
Shimane Prefecture
Okayama Prefecture
Yamaguchi Prefecture

Shikoku

Tokushima Prefecture
Kagawa Prefecture
Ehime Prefecture
Kōchi Prefecture

Kyushu

Fukuoka Prefecture
Nagasaki Prefecture
Kumamoto Prefecture

Subways

Monorails

New transit systems

Trams

Funiculars

Trolleybuses

Freight-only companies

Selected discontinued companies

Main article: List of defunct railway companies in Japan

Those with English articles are listed here.

See also

References

  1. ^ Still active as a bus operator