Hakone Tozan Railway
A ride on the Hakone Tozan Railway is a treat not only for railway fans: The small train winds itself through a narrow, densely wooded valley over many bridges and trough numerous tunnels, stopping at small stations along the way and changing directions at three switchbacks. The Hakone Tozan Line consists of two sections, a less spectacular section from Odawara to Hakone-Yumoto which is also used by Odakyu trains from central Tokyo, and the spectacular section from Hakone-Yumoto to Gora, where many travelers transfer to the cablecar towards Lake Ashi. The 35 minute train ride from Hakone-Yumoto to Gora is especially spectacular in June and July when thousands of ajisai (hydrangea) are in bloom along the tracks and are illuminated in the evenings.
59.5-km Hoku Hoku Line between Saigata and Muika-machi in Niigata Prefecture.
Kashima Rinkai Railway
Operates the Oarai-Kashima Line connecting Kashima-jingu and Mito (and the Kashima Soccer Stadium).
Aichi Loop (Kanyo) Railway
Suburban loop line around Nagoya. The loop not fully complete and measures 45.3 km. It consists of the previous Okata Line from Okazaki to Shin Toyota (acquired from JR Central), and an extension constructed by the railway company from Shin Toyota to Kozoji. The line is electrified (1500 V) and links the Tokaido and Chuo main lines, bypassing the city centre.
Akechi Railway took over the 25.1-km Akechi Line that branches off from the JR Central's Chuo main line at Ena. The other terminus at Akechi is an historical town that attracts tourists.
Ise Railway has an interest in JR Central's Mie and Nanki services. Ise Railway's line was formerly JNR's loss-making Ise Line. The line offers a shortcut to the Kii Peninsula, so JR Central trains continue to use it.
Noto Line between Wajima and Takojima and the northern 53.5-km Nanao–Wajima section of the Nano line. Noto Railway's track is located in the northern part of the Noto Peninsula in Hokuriku region.
The Aizu Railway runs in northern Japan and goes into the Aizu area. Aizu Railway runs directly from the Asakusa station (in Tokyo) to the Aizu-Wakamatsu station.
The line is located in Amagi City and several neighbouring municipalities in the interior of Fukuoka Prefecture.
Mizushima Rinkai Railway
10.4 km railway line from Kurashiki-shi to Mitsubishi Jiko-mae, passing through built-up areas of Mizushima City in in Okayama Prefecture.