Train Varieties

SL HITOYOSHI

Due to the heavy rain in July 2020,
SL HITOYOSHI is operating in a different section from the original.


A nostalgic train ride where you can hear, smell and feel the power of the locomotive.

A nostalgic train ride where you can hear, smell and feel the power of the locomotive.

Enjoy the sounds, smoke and vibrations of a powerful steam locomotive along with the untouched beauty of the Kuma River. This very popular train has observation cars as well as a historical display.

Cabin interior

Intro Movie

Intro Movie

See the journey through the beautiful landscapes of Kyushu.

Photo:SL人吉/肥薩線

Google Street View

Google Street View

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

Enjoyment

Timetable

  

It is impossible to operate from Yatsushiro - Yoshimatsu at Hisatsu line due to the effect of heavy rain, therefore ""SL Hitoyoshi"" will be operated temporarily between Kumamoto - Tosu.

 

Station List and Time Table

1 round trip a day

As of May 2022

Kumamoto ⇒ Tosu

Kumamoto
Lv.
Tamana
Lv.
Omuta
Lv.
Kurume
Lv.
Tosu
Ar.
For Tosu 10:50 11:41 12:15 13:13 13:24
Kumamoto Lv. 10:50
Tamana Lv. 11:41
Omuta Lv. 12:15
Kurume Lv. 13:13
Tosu Ar. 13:24

Tosu ⇒ Kumamoto

Tosu
Lv.
Kurume
Lv.
Omuta
Lv.
Tamana
Lv.
Kumamoto
Ar.
For Kumamoto 15:27 15:39 16:37 17:11 17:53
Tosu Lv. 15:27
Kurume Lv. 15:39
Omuta Lv. 16:37
Tamana Lv. 17:11
Kumamoto Ar. 17:53

Operation Schedule

  • “SL HITOYOSHI” in operation.
  • 2022 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
  • 2022 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
  • 2022 July.

    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
  • 2022 August.

    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.

Train Configuration

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

  • R Reserved
  • Car number

SL HITOYOSHI

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