Train Varieties

SL HITOYOSHI

The operation of SL Hitoyoshi will be ended at the end of March 2024.


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.

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

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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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Timetable

Station List and Time Table

1 round trip a day

Until March 15, 2024

As of February 2024

Kumamoto ⇒ Tosu

Kumamoto
Lv.
Tamana
Lv.
Omuta
Lv.
Kurume
Lv.
Tosu
Ar.
For Tosu 10:58 11:48 12:27 13:26 13:37
Kumamoto Lv. 10:58
Tamana Lv. 11:48
Omuta Lv. 12:27
Kurume Lv. 13:26
Tosu Ar. 13:37

Tosu ⇒ Kumamoto

*A diesel locomotive will pull the steam locomotive (SL) and SL will be connected to the last part from Tosu to Kumamoto.

Tosu
Lv.
Kurume
Lv.
Omuta
Lv.
Tamana
Lv.
Kumamoto
Ar.
For Kumamoto 15:11 15:23 16:19 16:52 17:33
Tosu Lv. 15:11
Kurume Lv. 15:23
Omuta Lv. 16:19
Tamana Lv. 16:52
Kumamoto Ar. 17:33

Operation Schedule

  • “SL HITOYOSHI” in operation.
  • 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.

March 16 - 22, 2024

As of February 2024

Kumamoto ⇒ Tosu

Kumamoto
Lv.
Tamana
Lv.
Omuta
Lv.
Kurume
Lv.
Tosu
Ar.
For Tosu 10:54 11:45 12:25 13:24 13:35
Kumamoto Lv. 10:54
Tamana Lv. 11:45
Omuta Lv. 12:25
Kurume Lv. 13:24
Tosu Ar. 13:35

Tosu ⇒ Kumamoto

*A diesel locomotive will pull the steam locomotive (SL) and SL will be connected to the last part from Tosu to Kumamoto.

Tosu
Lv.
Kurume
Lv.
Omuta
Lv.
Tamana
Lv.
Kumamoto
Ar.
For Kumamoto 15:12 15:24 16:19 16:52 17:33
Tosu Lv. 15:12
Kurume Lv. 15:24
Omuta Lv. 16:19
Tamana Lv. 16:52
Kumamoto Ar. 17:33

Operation Schedule

  • “SL HITOYOSHI” in operation.
  • 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.

March 23, 2024

As of February 2023

Kumamoto ⇒ Tosu

*A diesel locomotive will pull the steam locomotive (SL) and SL will be connected to the last part from Kumamoto to Hakata.

Kumamoto
Lv.
Tamana
Lv.
Omuta
Lv.
Kurume
Lv.
Tosu
Lv.
Hakata
Ar.
For Hakata 7:40 8:23 9:04 10:21 10:36 11:49
Kumamoto Lv. 7:40
Tamana Lv. 8:23
Omuta Lv. 9:04
Kurume Lv. 10:21
Tosu Ar. 10:36
Hakata Ar. 11:49

Tosu ⇒ Kumamoto

Hakata
Lv.
Tosu
Lv.
Kurume
Lv.
Omuta
Lv.
Tamana
Lv.
Kumamoto
Ar.
For Kumamoto 13:38 14:54 15:11 16:16 16:57 17:38
  
Hakata Lv. 13:48
Tosu Lv. 14:54
Kurume Lv. 15:11
Omuta Lv. 16:16
Tamana Lv. 16:57
Kumamoto Ar. 17:38

Operation Schedule

  • “SL HITOYOSHI” in operation.
  • 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.

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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