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.

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

Destinations

Timetable

Station Stops and Time Table

1 round trip a day

As of July 2021

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! 9:09 9:40 10:31 10:37 11:17 12:21 12:32
For Miyaji/Beppu ASO BOY!
Kumamoto Lv. 9:09
Higo-Ozu Lv. 9:40
Aso Lv. 10:31
Miyaji Lv. 10:37
Bungo-Taketa Lv. 11:17
Oita Lv. 12:21
Beppu Ar. 12:32

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! 15:12 15:25 16:27 17:05 17:11 17:54 18:29
For Kumamoto ASO BOY!
Beppu Lv. 15:12
Oita Lv. 15:25
Bungo-Taketa Lv. 16:27
Miyaji Lv. 17:05
Aso Lv. 17:11
Higo-Ozu Lv. 17:54
Kumamoto Ar. 18:29

*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 3, 4 operate daily.

Operation Schedule

  • ASO BOY! in operation
  • 2021 September.

    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
  • 2021 October.

    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
  • 2021 November.

    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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