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Personal belongings

Prohibited items

Hazardous materials, sharp objects*1, furnaces / stoves, animals*2, deceased biological material, unclean objects, objects that emit offensive odors, items that may hurt other customers, and objects that may damage the train are not allowed on board.

  • *1: Sharp objects packed as to not hurt other customers are allowed. Applicable sharp objects and their packing methods are described in "Guideline for packing sharp objects to be brought on board trains" (Dec. 2018 Railway Bureau of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport, and Tourism [MILT]). Please see MILT's website for more details.
  • *2: Small quantities of small birds, small insects, newborn chicks, and marine life stored in cases are allowed.

About hazardous items

  • Hazardous items include flammable liquids, high pressure gases, flammable solids, gun powder, volatile poisons, and agrochemicals.
  • Concerning some hazardous objects - There are some items that can be brought on board after restrictions are applied to packing methods and quantity. However, flammable items like gasoline, kerosene, and diesel cannot be brought on board regardless of the amount.
  • Flammable liquids, high pressure gases, and flammable solids that can be purchased normally at shops (alcohol, cosmetics, medicines, hair spray etc.) can be brought aboard if they are limited to two liters or within two kilograms including the weight of the container and are under two kilograms. Care must be taken that the contents of these items do not leak.

Luggage permissible on board

Two carry-on items that each have a total length, width, and height within 250 centimeters (length up to two meters) and are within 30 kilograms in weight are allowed on board. (items that remain on-hand such as umbrellas, canes, and purses are not counted towards the two-item limit)

Uncharged items

  • Items that can be carried such as travel bags, suitcases, sporting goods (surfboards are to be placed in surfboard travel bags), musical instruments, entertainment items, and toys.
    • : Even if sporting goods, musical instruments, or entertainment items exceed the limit for length, items that can be stood upright inside the carriage and held on to are allowed on board (must be placed in their dedicated cases or bags).
  • Bicycles used for cycling and sports tournaments are disassembled and placed in bike travel bags. Folding bicycles are folded and placed in bike travel bags.
  • Assistance dogs that aid disabled individuals such as seeing eye dogs, service dogs, and hearing dogs. However, these are limited to entries specified by law.
  • Wheelchairs with a length and height within 120 centimeters and a width within 70 centimeters

Charged items

Small dogs, cats, birds, or similar small animals (excludes wild animals, snakes, etc.)

  • Inserted into a case within 120 cm (a total length, width,and height)
  • Weight of case and animal combined is within 10 kilograms

Personal belongings are charged 290 yen each. A personal belongings ticket is purchased after showing your luggage at the ticket gate of the station for departure.

For customers bringing pets

  • Pet cases exceeding the limits mentioned above (size within 120 cm, weight of case and animal within 10 kilograms) are not allowed on board even if the pet is not in the case.
  • Small animals (pets) must not be released from their cases while in the train or station.
  • The entire body of the pet must be put into the case. Carrying the pet in your arms or placing it in a bag is not allowed.
  • Items with an unfixed shape like cloth (such as a dog sling) cannot be used even if the entire animal fits inside.
  • For cases with wheels or handles used for pushing such as pet carts and buggies, the wheels and handles must be within the size restrictions for pet cases in order to be allowed on board as charged personal belongings.
    (Standard pet carts and buggies are not allowed on board as their whole size exceeds the limits)
    In addition, a case with wheels and handles can be brought on board if the case itself is within the size limits after the handles and wheels are removed and the removed parts are within the limits of uncharged personal belongings. However, even in this condition, the case can be refused to be allowed on board if it is decided that the parts protruding from the case poses a danger to other passengers.

Special notes

  • Individuals are responsible for bringing aboard and storing their own personal items
  • Special care must be taken when handling large luggage.
  • Heavy or unstable luggage must not be placed on the racks in the train.
  • The station reserves the right to refuse luggage when it causes an inconvenience to other passengers or when the train is crowded.