JR KYUSHU TRAINS

Limited Express
Ibusuki no Tamatebako

Try this moving monotone magical treasure box. White smoke vents when you board!

This train operates between Kagoshima-chuo and Ibusuki was designed with the theme around the folk tale of Dragon's Palace of the Satsuma Peninsula. In addition to the bold monotone exterior and comfortable sofas inside, boarding through white smoke mimics Urashima Taro's treasure box folk tale and is a popular attraction.

Cabin interior

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Car-2: Swivel chairs

Cedar wood from southern Kyushu was used in the construction of the interior of this car. All seats on ocean side of this car can be swiveled to face the water.

Car-2: Sofa seats with bookshelves

There are some comfortable sofa seats.

Car-1: Swivel chairs

Car-1: Cabin

Teak, which is normally used for cruise ships and yachts, can be found in this car's interior. Seats can swivel to face the ocean and the counter below the window. You can find books of Ibusuki on the bookshelves

Car-2: Wheelchair space

This space is for wheelchair bound travelers and will allow a view of the ocean.

Car-2: Kids seats

A low built-in counter is also available for children.

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Watch the train running
through the land of Kyushu!

The interior of Kyushu Shinkansen and D&S Train will be covered on Google Street View.

Enjoyment

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Dragon’s palace smoke
When the train doors open, steam comes out from vents at the top of the doors, mimicking the smoke from the treasure box in the Dragon’s Palace folk tale.
Photo services
How about a photo holding the special panel? Cabin attendants will help you memorialize your trip. Please feel free to contact your cabin attendant.
Ocean views from the train
You can enjoy a view of Kinkowan Bay and Sakurajima.
Commemorative ticket
All passengers will receive this ticket. It is also has space for a stamp that will help you memorialize your trip.

On-board souvenirs/bento lunch boxes

Ibutama Pudding
This is a unique dessert a black sesame pudding layered with Cream Amelie made with fresh eggs and milk. 410 yen(tax included)
Ibusuki Onsen Soda
A low-sugar carbonated drink made with clear natural spring water from Tosenkyo Canyon. 260 yen(tax included)

Destinations

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Natural Geothermal-heated Sand Bath
Soak in the warm sand and also feel the southern sea breeze. This is a must-try spa treatment for great detoxification.
Ryugu Shrine
This shrine is located at the tip of the cape where Urashima Taro departed for the Palace of the Dragon. At this shrine where Princess Otohime is worshiped, it is said that if you write a wish on a shell and dedicate it to the shrine, your wish will be granted.
Ontamaranton
This hot Berkshire pork soup topped with a geothermal-boiled egg will be a great companion with sake.
Ontamarandon
This is a bowl of rice topped with ground meat and a geothermal-boiled egg.

Timetable

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Stops & Timetable

3 round trips a day / Daily operation / All reserved seats

As of March 2016

Click here for timetable.(2017.3.4~2018.2.28)(PDF)2MB

Click here for connection information. *Timetables may remain valid for only a few months. Click here for details.

Train Configuration

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