Unlike regular trains, chartered tour trains run to a timetable set by travel agents who create fun and interesting tours anyone can apply for. These unique tours make use of rare trains with features such as luxurious observation-style lounge cars and Japanese-style cars. Join us on the elegant sleeper train "Cassiopeia" which retired from service in spring 2016 and is now used for chartered train tours. Also, get a behind the scenes look at the Japanese-style "tatami train" tour. In "Trains in Focus", see the Watarase Keikoku Trolley Train which operates north of Tokyo.