JR KYUSHU TRAINS
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.
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
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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- 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 Custard Pudding
- Two-layered crème brulee-like custard pudding made of fresh eggs and milk set on top of black sesame sauce.
430 yen (tax included)
- Kamelon Bread
- This bicolored bread with sweet potato filling was made in the image of the turtle who took Urashima Taro to the Dragon Palace.
240 yen (tax included)
- IBUTAMA Sweets
- "IBUTAMA Sweets" consists of assorted cookies and shortbread: Soramame cookies made of Ibusuki grown broad bean-kneaded dough and shortbread with green tea from Ei.
720 yen (tax included)
- IBUTAMA Pin Badge
- 530 yen (tax included)
- IBUTAMA Strap
- 840 yen (tax included)
- Ibusuki Onsen Cider
- The moderately sweet cider is made using clear natural spring water of Tosen Gorge.
260 yen (tax included)
- 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.
- This hot Berkshire pork soup topped with a geothermal-boiled egg will be a great companion with sake.
- This is a bowl of rice topped with ground meat and a geothermal-boiled egg.
Stops & Timetable
3 round trips a day / Daily operation / All reserved seats
As of March 2020
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