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The SL Hitoyoshi train

Discover Kyushu with a steam train 

From KUMAMOTO TO HITOYOSHI 

The SL Hitoyoshi steam train
Starting from Kumamoto, the SL Hitoyoshi Steam train ride along the Kuma River and reach Hitoyoshi in 2 hours and 24 minutes.

The SL Hitoyoshi has 3 cars which are exclusively available through seat reservation and has only a few ride per week. Click here for the operation schedule

 
Observation car in the SL Hitoyoshi train
There is only one departure per day :

Departure time in Kumamoto : 9h45
Arrival time in Hitoyoshi : 12h09

Departure Time in Hitoyoshi : 14h38
Arrival time in Kumamoto : 17h14 

Historical display in the SL Hitoyoshi train, Kyushu
Once in Hotoyoshi, do not miss the Kurimeshi Bento (chestnut rice lunch).

Car 1 and car 3 are observation cars where you can seat and enjoy the wonderful panoramic view. Snacks and beverage are available in car 2. 
A collection of books and a historical display on board will make you feel back in the history.

This train is covered with the All Kyushu Area Pass and the Southern Kyushu Area Pass
 
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