List of railway companies in Japan
lists Japanese railway
Those in italics are the third sector operators; being half-public, half-private.
Japan Railways Group
The Japan Railways Group
succeeded the former Japanese National Railways
Semi-major 6 private railways (準大手私鉄)
Other private and the third sector railways
From north to south by prefecture
of railway operation headquarter. Category-3 railway operators
not listed. Names might be tentative.
Freight only companies
Selected discontinued companies
Those with English articles are listed here.