Train Varieties

ASO BOY!

Let' s go see the Aso caldera! The train will take you there as you play with "Kuro"

Let' s go see the Aso caldera! The train will take you there as you play with "Kuro"

The train's mascot "Kuro" will welcome you! You will enjoy spectacular views of Aso from the panoramic seating at both ends of the train. In Car 3 you will find seating for families as well as a cafe and children's playroom.

NOTICE
【Additional operations are being conducted with Non-reserved seating.】

While we typically operate with all Reserved seats, we are currently offering additional services with Non-reserved seating, primarily on weekdays. Please refer to the operating schedule for more details.
*Please note that services such as onboard sales will not be available during operations with Non-reserved seating. We appreciate your understanding.

NOTICE
【Notice of Operating Hours Change (from March 16, 2024)】

Starting from March 16, 2024, there will be changes to the operating hours. Please be advised if you are planning to board during this period.
For detailed information, please refer to the "Timetable" section below.

Cabin interior

Intro Movie

Intro Movie

See the journey through the beautiful landscapes of Kyushu.

Photo:あそぼーい!/豊肥本線

Google Street View

Google Street View

Take a look at the Kyushu Shinkansen and D&S Train Interior.

Enjoyment

Bento box reservation service

In-train bento boxes and some sweets are available by advance reservation only. Please make your reservation well in advance before boarding.

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Destinations

Timetable

Station Stops and Time Table

1 round trip a day

As of January 2024

Until March 15, 2024

Kumamoto ⇒ Miyaji / Beppu

Only major stops are listed.

For Miyaji/Beppu Kumamoto
Lv.
Higo-Ozu
Lv.
Aso
Lv.
Miyaji
Lv.
Bungo-Taketa
Lv.
Oita
Lv.
Beppu
Ar.
ASO BOY! 9:11 9:44 10:32 10:39 11:17 12:20 12:37
For Miyaji/Beppu ASO BOY!
Kumamoto Lv. 9:11
Higo-Ozu Lv. 9:44
Aso Lv. 10:32
Miyaji Lv. 10:39
Bungo-Taketa Lv. 11:17
Oita Lv. 12:20
Beppu Ar. 12:37

Beppu / Miyaji ⇒ Kumamoto

Only major stops are listed.

For Kumamoto Beppu
Lv.
Oita
Lv.
Bungo-Taketa
Lv.
Miyaji
Lv.
Aso
Lv.
Higo-Ozu
Lv.
Kumamoto
Ar.
ASO BOY! 15:06 15:23 16:28 17:09 17:14 17:56 18:30
For Kumamoto ASO BOY!
Beppu Lv. 15:06
Oita Lv. 15:23
Bungo-Taketa Lv. 16:28
Miyaji Lv. 17:09
Aso Lv. 17:14
Higo-Ozu Lv. 17:56
Kumamoto Ar. 18:30

*ASO BOY! will be out of service when KYUSHU ODAN TOKKYU 81, 84 are in service. Please see the calendar for details.
*KYUSHU ODAN TOKKYU 2, 3 and Aso 1, 2 operate daily.

Operation Schedule

  • ASO BOY! in operation
  • ・Additional service days due to operational reasons
    *There is no in-car service by cabin crew. All seats in Car will be used as non-reserved seats.
  • 2024 February.

    Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
    1 2 3
    4 5 6 7 8 9 10
    11 12 13 14 15 16 17
    18 19 20 21 22 23 24
    25 26 27 28 29
  • 2024 March.

    Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
    1 2
    3 4 5 6 7 8 9
    10 11 12 13 14 15 16
    17 18 19 20 21 22 23
    24 25 26 27 28 29 30
    31

*Timetables may remain valid for only a few months.

From March 16, 2024

Kumamoto ⇒ Miyaji / Beppu

Only major stops are listed.

For Miyaji/Beppu Kumamoto
Lv.
Higo-Ozu
Lv.
Aso
Lv.
Miyaji
Lv.
Bungo-Taketa
Lv.
Oita
Lv.
Beppu
Ar.
ASO BOY! 9:11 9:44 10:32 10:39 11:17 12:20 12:37
For Miyaji/Beppu ASO BOY!
Kumamoto Lv. 9:11
Higo-Ozu Lv. 9:44
Aso Lv. 10:32
Miyaji Lv. 10:39
Bungo-Taketa Lv. 11:17
Oita Lv. 12:20
Beppu Ar. 12:37

Beppu / Miyaji ⇒ Kumamoto

Only major stops are listed.

For Kumamoto Beppu
Lv.
Oita
Lv.
Bungo-Taketa
Lv.
Miyaji
Lv.
Aso
Lv.
Higo-Ozu
Lv.
Kumamoto
Ar.
ASO BOY! 15:06 15:23 16:28 17:08 17:14 17:56 18:27
For Kumamoto ASO BOY!
Beppu Lv. 15:06
Oita Lv. 15:23
Bungo-Taketa Lv. 16:28
Miyaji Lv. 17:08
Aso Lv. 17:14
Higo-Ozu Lv. 17:56
Kumamoto Ar. 18:27

*ASO BOY! will be out of service when KYUSHU ODAN TOKKYU 81, 84 are in service. Please see the calendar for details.
*KYUSHU ODAN TOKKYU 2, 3 and Aso 1, 2 operate daily.

Operation Schedule

  • ASO BOY! in operation
  • ・Additional service days due to operational reasons
    *There is no in-car service by cabin crew. All seats in Car will be used as non-reserved seats.
  • 2024 March.

    Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
    1 2
    3 4 5 6 7 8 9
    10 11 12 13 14 15 16
    17 18 19 20 21 22 23
    24 25 26 27 28 29 30
    31
  • 2024 April.

    Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
    1 2 3 4 5 6
    7 8 9 10 11 12 13
    14 15 16 17 18 19 20
    21 22 23 24 25 26 27
    28 29 30
  • 2024 May.

    Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
    1 2 3 4
    5 6 7 8 9 10 11
    12 13 14 15 16 17 18
    19 20 21 22 23 24 25
    26 27 28 29 30 31
  • 2024 June.

    Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
    1
    2 3 4 5 6 7 8
    9 10 11 12 13 14 15
    16 17 18 19 20 21 22
    23 24 25 26 27 28 29
    30

*Timetables may remain valid for only a few months.

Train Configuration

All seats on this train are reserved seating. Smoking is prohibited on this train.

  • R Reserved
  • Car number

ASO BOY!

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