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Scenic Railway (Trolley, etc.) Spots in Kumamoto Area

  • SL Hitoyoshi
    Travel / Tourism
    Kumamoto Prefecture Kagoshima Main Line Kumamoto Station - Heiyatsu Line Hitoyoshi Station
    This special steam locomotive runs between Kumamoto Station and Hitoyoshi Station on weekends and during long holidays. The nostalgia-filled sight of the steam billowing from the locomotive has captured the hearts of railway fans throughout the country. The interior features a classic, wood-centric design and contains an observation car, lounge, library, and buffet offering light snacks and drinks, not to mention commemorative passes and a photo service. Gaze out the window and take in the scenery as you let the steam locomotive’s pulsing beat reverberate through you.
  • Railway torokko train “Yusuge-go”
    Travel / Tourism
    Kumamoto Pref. Asoguntakamorimachi Takamori South Aso railway Takamori station
    A trolley which runs between Minamiaso Railway Nakamatsu Station and Takamori Station in Kumamoto Prefecture only from March until November. The train only operates on Saturdays, Sundays, holidays, and the vacation season. The Aso Caldera can be seen from much of the train’s route, and riders can enjoy views of gorgeous mountains and rural landscapes from the open windows of the cars. Train staff also provide a guided tour on the area during the trip. In addition to beautiful views, the ride has its thrills, including travelling along a bridge between Nakamatsu Station and Tateno Station 60 meters above a ravine.
  • Orange Restaurant Express
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    Travel / Tourism
    Kumamoto Pref. Yatsushiroshi Shin-Yatsushiro Station - Sendai Station
    Enjoy a meal while rolling down the tracks on this dining train run by the Hisatsu Orange Railway. They serve a variety of fare depending on which train you take, including baked goods and coffee for breakfast, lunch with authentic French cuisine, and delicious dinners you can enjoy while taking in the sunset.

    2年半ぶりの乗車。前回はブレックファスト(当時は9,500円)だったが、今回は最も人気のある2便(スペシャルランチ)。新八代駅の改札前で受付を行い、乗車証明書、食事のメニュー、駅マルシェでのお土産引換券を受け取る。 車両は2年半前と同じ内装であるが古さは感じない。水戸岡鋭治はワンパターンと揶揄されることがあるが、心にやすらぎを与えるデザインは先駆者であり他の模倣者とは明らかに質が違う。時期がらさ...

  • DEN-EN Symphony Happiness Train
    Travel / Tourism
    Hitoyoshi City Kumamoto Prefecture Hitoyoshi Onsen Station-Yumae Station
    This luxury sightseeing train running from Hitoyoshi Onsen Station to Yumae Station offers a relaxing ride while taking in the scenery of the Kuma region. Operated by the Kumagawa Railway, the colorful seats and other aspects of the interior have seasonal designs. The train slows down while passing sights along the way. Their Hospitality Corps provides services to passengers at the stations the train stops at.
  • A resshadeiko
    Travel / Tourism
    Kumamoto, Kumamoto Prefecture, Nishi-ku, Kumamoto Station - Uki triangle Station
  • nanatuboshi in Kyushu
    Travel / Tourism
    Aso, Kumamoto Prefecture
  • Isaburo Shimpeigo
    Travel / Tourism
    Kumamoto Prefecture Hitoyoshi JR Hisatsu Line Hitoyoshi Station -JR Hisatsu Line Yoshimatsu Station
  • Asobo i !
    Travel / Tourism
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Kumamoto Areas

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Kumamoto lies in the center of Kyushu, a calm prefecture perfect for easy strolls around the historic center and lazy evenings in the natural hot springs at Kurokawa Onsen. For a slightly more strenuous activity, head to Mount Aso, whose surrounding hills offer hiking opportunities aplenty with views over the active volcano.

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