16-17 & 23 Oct 2021

Following the success of last year’s first ever The Japan Rail Fair, JAPAN RAIL CAFE is back for another virtual trip with TJRF 2021 (16–17, 23 October 2021)! To coincide with Japan’s Railway Day (14 October), The Japan Rail Fair will feature a fun-filled week of interactive webinars and activities for all to learn about railway travel in Japan—two of which will be conducted by the friendly crew from JR East Hachinohe Train Depot and Fukushima Train Depot respectively.

Live Program
  • 16 Oct
  • 17 Oct
  • 23 Oct


All aboard: A Pre-departure Briefing


Join us on a pre-departure briefing before we set off on a spellbinding journey all around Japan! Take notes on how to explore Japan safely in this season, and have a sneak peek on the fun-filled itinerary for this year's The Japan Rail Fair.



Tokyo Station City Management Council

"It's delicious! So cute! I want it!" How long has it been since you have found amazing things in Tokyo Station? What’s new with Tokyo Station recently? Join us in solving 3 riddles during the webinar to learn about the latest happenings in Tokyo Station City!


Eat to explore: The colours of Kanagawa

Kanagawa Prefecture

Places are often best understood through their local produce–and Kanagawa’s colourful food scene is sure to bedazzle you! Join us on a multi-stop foodie trip along Yokohama, Odawara, Atsugi, and more—as we introduce the different speciality foods that are made by the skilled hands of each area in Kanagawa Prefecture.


Rail Fun: Exploring West Japan and Kyushu by rail


Let's explore West Japan and Kyushu by rail! Join us to learn about sightseeing trains of JR West and JR Kyushu, where there's countless fun to be had on board their amazing fleets of themed sightseeing trains.




Join us for a casual talk session revolving around the colourful district of "Akihabara", a well-known site that is regarded as the sacred place of otaku culture. Together with two entrepreneurs who are representives of Akihabara, tune in to learn more about the exciting collaborations that are currently brewing between Singapore and Akihabara.


Let’s enjoy the countryside!

JR EAST Hachinohe Train Depot

We work in Hachinohe City, Aomori Prefecture, which is about 3 hours away from Tokyo by Shinkansen. It is a land with abundant nature and a lot of delicious seafood. On this virtual tour, join the members of the Hachinohe Train Depot for a barbecue with delicious seafood, local specialty Senbei Jiru (rice cracker soup), and Japanese Sake by the beautiful Tanesashi Coast—where the greenery meets the sea. Let's enjoy the relaxing countryside life of Hachinohe together!


Have a luxurious vacation with JR EAST HOTELS


You are warmly invited to join us at "Have a luxurious vacation with JR EAST HOTELS". Whether you are a newcomer to Japan or a seasoned traveller, we'll be sharing some of the best things to do in Kamakura and Sendai, along with some convenient and comfortable hotel accommodation. Have a great vacation with JR EAST HOTELS!


JR East presents: Railway tips, trivia, and news!


Railway is the best way to explore Japan, wouldn’t you agree? Sit back and relax as we explore the eki-citing world of railway travel! Come with us as we introduce different ways of enjoying a train trip, sightseeing trains, luxury trains, and the latest in railway news! See you then~


A Train Conductor’s Life in Fukushima

JR EAST Fukushima Train Depot

Have you ever imagined what it’s like to be a train conductor? If you’re interested in railways or in being a conductor, this is the perfect opportunity to get to know us and experience what it's like! On this tour, you can virtually drive an actual train along the beautiful countryside of Fukushima Prefecture, learn the best ways to eat the local food, and enjoy a fun time together while experiencing a new side of Fukushima that is never seen before. You’ll feel like a part of our crew after the tour!


You are invited to an Autumn Delights Party!

Akita Tourism

Join us for a smashing good time and enjoy nature’s bounty right here in Northern Akita! From picking apples and grapes to harvesting our very own mushrooms, handpick the ingredients fresh and put them together for our very own autumn themed party! Our four-legged friends (pssst… we mean Akita dogs) are also on the invitation list!


Explore the wonders of Shochu with Kagoshima!

Kagoshima x HIS

Keen to know why you should ditch that bottle of beer for Shochu? Sit back, relax, and join us as we explore the intricacies of Shochu–a type of Japanese hard liqour–which originates from Kagoshima in Southern Japan. Be amazed by the long history, brewing process, and benefits of this special drink. We'll also take you on a special walkthrough at the distillery in Kagoshima!


Mikan Village: A trip to Wakayama's Arida District!

JA Arida

Known as the "Mikan Village", Arida City in Wakayama Prefecture is the largest producer of mikan oranges in the whole of Japan. It's possible to enjoy mikan and other citrus fruits all year round—from April to August, mikan oranges are grown in greenhouses, and from late September to December, they are cultivated in the great outdoors.

Grand Lucky Draw
How to Join
  • 1

    Watch any one of our LIVE Programs on our Facebook/ this microsite on 16-17 & 23 Oct.

  • 2

    Look out for the code flashing in each of our Programs.

  • 3

    Enter code in “Grand Lucky Draw” widget here!

  • 4

    Rinse and repeat: watch as many Programs to increase your chances of winning!

Increase your chances in winning our Grand Lucky Draw by joining as many webinars as you can! Simply watch out for the 'Code' that will be flashed during the various webinars and fill up the form above. Each unique code will entitle you to an extra chance in this lucky draw. Psst.. watch out for bonus codes that will be released through JAPAN RAIL CAFE's Facebook. Don't miss this chance to win exclusive prizes that will surely brighten your future trips to Japan!

  • 1st Prize

    1 Pair x All Nippon Airways (ANA) economy class return air tickets from Singapore to
  • 2nd Prize

    5 x Japanese autumn snack box
  • 3rd Prize

    10 x $20 JAPAN RAIL CAFE vouchers

Terms & Conditions

  • The Grand Lucky Draw (“Lucky Draw”) is organised by East Japan Railway Company (the “Organiser” or “JR East”) between 16–24 Oct 2021(“Period”). Entries will be accepted from this period only.
  • Persons under the age of 18 will not be eligible to participate in the Lucky Draw. The Lucky Draw is open only to Singaporeans, Permanent Residents and Employment Pass holders who are currently residing in Singapore.
  • To increase the chances in the Grand Lucky Draw, participants should register with the same email address for every unique “code” received (1 email + 1 unique code = 1 chance). Repeated registrations with the same email and “code” are considered invalid.
  • All prizes won are not exchangeable for cash, non-transferable, non-endorsable, non-reroutable and non-refundable under any circumstances.
  • All prizes are subject to terms and conditions imposed by the respective partner/organization/business. The organiser reserves the right to select another winner in the event of ineligibility, no-show, etc without prior notice.
  • The 1st Prize is exclusively entitled to all Singaporean and PRs who are residing in Singapore, and mandatory signup of the ANA e-newsletter upon the time of the lucky draw and redemption of prize.
  • All winners will have to collect their prizes from JAPAN RAIL CAFE, located at Guoco Tower, unless otherwise instructed by the sponsors. Prizes must be collected by 30th Dec 2021.
  • By participating in the Lucky Draw, participants give their consent to JR East and its travel partners to use these data for the purposes of research, prize redemption, and future promotional materials.
  • In the event of a dispute, JR East reserves the right to make the final decision.
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Tokyo Station City Management Council

Based on the concept "Tokyo Station Becomes a City", the council aims to further enhance the appeal and value of this city by turning Tokyo Station and the surrounding area into Tokyo Station City.


JR West offers train services in areas covering many popular tourist destinations in western Japan, such as Kyoto, Osaka, Kobe, Nara, Kanazawa, and Hiroshima. We operate not only shinkansen and commuter trains, but also many characteristic sightseeing trains such as the “Hello Kitty Shinkansen” and “Hello Kitty Airport Limited Express Haruka”.


Kyushu is in the South of Japan, and is famously known as the ""Hot spring kingdom"". What's more, JR KYUSHU operates various special tourist D&S Trains that run across the area. Get on the train and your wonderful trip will be started. Have a luxury trip while enjoying delicious food, hot springs, the great nature, and Japanese hospitality only found in Kyushu.


Travelling by rail is one of the best ways to enjoy a trip to Japan - enjoying ekiben while gazing at the beautiful scenery from the train window...what a relaxing trip! JR East operates shinkansen (bullet trains), commuter trains and Joyful Trains (themed sightseeing trains) in the eastern Japan area. Feel free to chat with us if you have questions about our trains or travelling in eastern Japan! We're eagerly awaiting your visit~


JR East Hotels has a range of hotels in Tokyo, Nagano, Tohoku area and Hokkaido. We operate a range of hotels such as luxury 5-star hotels, 4-star hotels, 3-star hotels and resort hotels. Our luxury hotels include the elegant and iconic "The Tokyo Station Hotel”, “Hotel New Grand”, and a newly launched “mesm TOKYO, Autograph Collection”. Our 4-star upscale hotels is the "Metropolitan Hotels" brand, and 3-star hotels are "JR-East Hotel Mets". Every hotel offers a luxurious stay that are adjacent to major JR stations, making it the ideal base for both business or leisure.

Akita Tourism

Akita Tourism aims to promote tourism in Odate City, Kitaakita City, Kosaka Town, and Kamikoani Village located in northern Akita Prefecture. Partnering with local businesses to develop the market for locally produced products, we are continuously striving to share the best of Japan with the rest of the world.


The Arida region, where the Arida Mikan is cultivated, is about an hour's drive south of Kansai International Airport (KIX) and is located roughly in the center of Wakayama Prefecture. At JA Arida, we have a sorting facility that instantly identifies the sugar content (a numerical measure of sweetness), and sorts the fruit according to sugar content, colour, size, and blemishes to deliver delicious oranges to you.


How about enjoying the rich natural beauty of Shikoku from a scenic train window?
On the train, a personal attendant will serve meals prepared with locally produced ingredients and well known local specialties from the area. Interact with locals and enjoy the feel of being one of them.
We are taking adequate measures against COVID-19 by conducting temperature screening and disinfecting areas used by passengers with alcohol, so please rest assured when boarding the train. We look forward to having you on board.

All Nippon Airways

Founded in 1952 with just two helicopters, All Nippon Airways (ANA) has grown to become the largest airline in Japan, as well as one of the most significant airlines in Asia, operating 82 international routes and 118 domestic routes.
Following the “Inspiration of Japan” high quality of service, ANA has been awarded the respected 5-Star rating SKYTRAX every year since 2013. ANA is the only Japanese airline to win this prestigious designation eight years in a row. Additionally, ANA has been recognized by Air Transport World as “Airline of the Year” three times in the past 10 years - 2007, 2013 and 2018, becoming one of the few airlines winning this prestigious award in the world.

Kanagawa Prefecture

Better known for Yokohama, Kamakura, and Hakone, Kanagawa Prefecture's sights extends beyond these areas over a wide spectrum. From bright city lights to panoramic mountain views, and the crashing of waves on sunny shores, it is a place where everyone can find something for themselves. Yokohama, being the first Japanese port to open to the world after two centuries of isolation, still has traces of foreign influence in their culture.


Opened in 2016, JAPAN RAIL CAFE is the world's first rail-themed café operated by JR East. Its aim is to be a “Platform for Real Japan, Platform for Real Communication” where Japan lovers can have a physical space to build a community for sharing their travel experiences and memories.


Established Tokyo Dove Agent Co., Ltd. in 2016, which specializes in the planning and production of traditional crafts, content, and art. Launched the joint venture AKIHABARA AREA TOURISM ORGANIZATION Ltd. in 2018, based on a joint investment with Akihabara business operators and is in charge of overall business management as the secretariat and executive officer. While developing highly specialized content such as ukiyo-e, artist collaboration, and artist management, the organisation also focuses on marketing activities in Akihabara, especially business creation and event measures, with a mission to disseminate Japanese culture.

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