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Anpanman train from Okayama

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Anpanman train from Okayama

We are planning a trip in Dec landing in Hiroshima & travelling out from there.

We chanced upon above character train Anpanman running from Okayama to Shikoku.

We had difficulty finding information on above trains as the website is in jspanese.

Does anyone know information regarding the following:

1)timing for regular Anpanman trains that run from Okayama in Dec

2)how to make reservations for seats with Anpanman interior

My kids really look forward to this experience. Hope someone can help.

Thanks a lot!

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Toronto
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1. Re: Anpanman train from Okayama

1) http://www.jr-eki.com/aptrain/naani/yosan/jikoku.html   look for しおかぜ #9 and #21 which only run in August. (2nd and 3rd line of the schedule tables). Schedule is released 2 months in advance.

They also have departures from Takamatsu on certain days in September , and multiple daily departures running between Matsuyama and Uwajima. But these are currently affected by the flood and service reduced or replaced with regular trains.

2) ask the staff at any JR station ticket counter

Tokyo and California
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2. Re: Anpanman train from Okayama

Anpanman Train between Okayama to Talamatsu doesn't run Dec-Feb. It runs in November on weekends, though:

jr-eki.com/aptrain/…jikoku.html

Looks like the following trains run on weekends in December:

www.jr-eki.com/aptrain/naani/yuyu/jikoku.html

singapore
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3. Re: Anpanman train from Okayama

Appreciate all the replies.

After some analysis, it seems there is only 1 possible train that may run on Dec from Okayama: 8000 series as the torroko trains do not run in winter.

As our base is in Hiroshima, we intend to take the anpanman train from Okayama to tadotsu then take normal train back to Okayama.

From the schedule, it seems the 8000 series trains do not run daily even in Aug.

We will be getting the Hiroshima Kansai pass, it seems that it can only cover from Okayama to kojima

I think I need to check the schedule again in nov to see if there’s any anpanman trains from Okayama in Dec.

Does anyone know how to make seat reservation for 8000 series as it seems only first car has anpanman seats?

Where can we buy anpanman bento?

Thanks again for the help?

Vancouver, Canada
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4. Re: Anpanman train from Okayama

Anpanman bento boxes are available at some stations but may require advance booking.

jr-eki.com/aptrain/…bento

For Anpanman fans visiting Shikoku don’t miss the interesting Anpanman Museum.

http://anpanman-museum.net/en

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5. Re: Anpanman train from Okayama

>> Does anyone know how to make seat reservation for 8000 series as it seems only first car has anpanman seats?

same answer as before: 2) ask the staff at any JR station ticket counter

>> We will be getting the Hiroshima Kansai pass, it seems that it can only cover from Okayama to kojima

coverage includes Okayama - Kojima and beyond, to Takamatsu.

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