A Christmas train will leave Tokyo’s Narita airport on December 19 and then continue on to Tokyo’s Tohoku island, with the aim of connecting with other train services operating across Japan.
The train, which will stop in Tokyo, will stop at Narita International Airport for refueling at the terminal before it leaves Tokyo.
It will also go on to Osaka, the southernmost city in Japan, to join other trains heading to Osaka for the holidays.
In a tweet, the train’s operator said it would run from December 18 to December 23.
“This Christmas train is a long way away from you, so we’re going to stay on track.
If you’d like to get on board, let’s get you a ticket to Osaka!” it said.
The Christmas train service was launched in 2020 and is run by the Tokyo branch of the National Train Company.
Its operator, Narita National Station, has operated train services to Osaka since the early 1980s, but was not yet equipped to handle Christmas trains, according to the company.
The company has also set up a hotline for passengers with questions about the service, but has not set a date for a full Christmas train.
In 2017, Naritani International Airport, Tokyo’s main airport, was evacuated for a Christmas train, with trains stopped at several stations, including Tohokoski International Airport and Kansai International Airport.