Thomas the Tank Engine

Thomas the Tank Engine has enjoyed its popularity since its launch in 2014. Enjoy the excitement with your family and friends!

Notice on Scedule of Thomas the Tank Engine in 2024

In 2024, Thomas the Tank Engine will run from June to December. The detailed schedule has not been decided yet. We will inform the schedule in 2024 on this page once it has been decided. Please look forward to it and wait for a while.

Important Ticketing Information for International Travellers and Foreign Residents Residing in Japan

Please kindly note that our DAY OUT WITH THOMAS™ event is exclusively marketed to the Japanese domestic market and tickets cannot be purchased from abroad.

Thomas the Tank Engine tickets are sold exclusively on Lawson Ticket, and Oigawa Railway cannot accept direct reservations. Foreign residents may purchase Thomas the Tank Engine tickets via Lawson Ticket, but please be aware that their website is only available in Japanese, and English support is severely limited.

Thomas the Tank Engine will run between Shin-Kanaya station and Ieyama Station. Passengers may only board and alight at Shin-Kanaya station

How to enjoy your ride

Train announcement

Thomas will greet you when you board the train and before you leave.
He will be puffing throughout the journey, too!

Thomas fair

During the season, Hiro, Percy and James will be waiting displayed at Senzu Station. You can take a picture with all three of them.
※Passengers without at valid ticket from or to Senzu station must purchase an admisson ticket (150 JPY / person) to enter Senzu station.

Thomas’ maintenance factory

During the season, you can take a look at how Thomas is looked after at Shin-Kanaya Station.

Admission fee is 500 yen for children over 6 years old and you can have a free badge as a present.

Bento Boxes

If you are taking the Steam Locomotives at Shin-Kanaya Station, don’t forget to pick up your bento boxes from the shops. They are full of local goodness and will put a smile on your face once you lift that lid up.

Other services

There are some items you can only buy on the Steam Locomotives. When you hear the shopping cart coming, take a closer look.