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24 Dec 2015
“More Western travelers should know about this attraction!”
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Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Kyushu has several scenic trains very convenient to tour around. Excellent structure and "bento" lunch box, you should get a JR Kyshu Pass (can get in Japan) to take advantage. Got this train right after Hayatono Kaze

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 25 December 2015

Anyone who miss out this train trip while visiting southern Kyushu would be a huge MISS. My wife and I travel in early December and the train (called: Isaburo Shinpei) is half empty. Depending on the date, the train can made up of 2 or...More

Date of experience: December 2015
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Reviewed 23 December 2015 via mobile

Went the whole route from Kagoshima to kamamoto and then back on the Shinkansen. Great views from a quaint train that rattles across the tracks. First time I had ever been on a switchback rail system.

Date of experience: December 2015
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Reviewed 13 August 2015

One of the most interesting train rides we have ever taken! Brought us to little towns, caught views which most couldn't and encountered the most friendly local residents. They waved us farewell and came out to help us take photos and sold little farm produce!...More

Date of experience: August 2015
1  Thank KevinC_SG
Reviewed 10 May 2015

the train is beautiful & impressive. we take few hours driving car to there for viewing the train.the time is perfect. In our opinion, need not spending whole day for the train only & rush to get back as train short staying time. try to...More

Date of experience: April 2015
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Reviewed 24 April 2015

Actually, we started our journey from Hakata to Kumamoto via Shinkansen, then "Steam Locomotive Hitoyoshi" (SL人吉, a traditional steam train) to Hitoyoshi, right after "Isaburo Shimpei" to Yoshimatsu, also "Hayato No Kaze Express" to Kagoshima Chuo Station. Apart from the beautiful scenery from the trains,...More

Date of experience: April 2015
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carleneri
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Response from Rubpy |
A regular JR pass should be gotten before arriving Japan. On the other hand, you can buy JR Kyshu pass in Japan (need a passport) and enjoy nice train as Hayato no Kaze, Isaburo, Tamatebako, Kawasemi & Yamasemi.
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