SL Hitoyoshi

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Kuma River
You will enjoy a view of the Kuma River when traveling between Yatsushiro and Hitoyoshi. The river surface is a deep emerald green color on sunny days.

“SL Hitoyoshi” offers a variety of services to help memorialize your trip. Rental uniforms for children are available for a photo shoot. When the train is at a station, you can speak with the locomotive engineer.

Commemorative ticket
All passengers will receive this ticket. It is also has space for a stamp that will help you memorialize your trip.
Photo services
Our cabin attendants will help you to make your trip a memorable journey. You can borrow a cabin attendant’s hat to for pictures.

On-board souvenirs/bento-boxes

Karashirenkon (mustard-filled lotus root)
For on-board snacks, Karashirendon is served in stick form. 
360 yen (tax included)
SL Cookies
These locomotive shaped cocoa cookies are exclusively hand-made for "SL Hitoyoshi." Available only on board.
360 yen (tax included)
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Isshochi Station

●Local food sales
When "SL Hitoyoshi" stops at this station, local foods, including Satsuma Shochu, Yuzu Yokan, Pear Steak Sauce and Tanada Rice, are available on the platform.

●Lucky-charm ticket You can purchase a lucky-charm ticket that supposedly will allow you succeed in your struggles.

Turntable
Turntables are designed to rotate a locomotive. It is rare to see them in these days. You can actually watch the “SL Hitoyoshi” turn around and change direction. You will find this of interest even if you are not a railroad buff.
Hitoyoshi Carbarn
This is the only stone carbarn that is still in use in Japan today. It was built in 1911 by local masons using stones from the Kuma region. Three arches add a very distinctive entrance to the building.
Kurimeshi Bento (chestnut rice lunch)
This is a long popular bento that was first introduced in 1965. The famous bento vender, Shobu, is still selling it on the platform in old traditional hand-carried manner.
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Stops & Timetable

1 round trip a day

As of January 2017

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

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

“SL Hitoyoshi” in operation

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