Train Varieties

ISABURO / SHIMPEI

Due to the heavy rain in July 2020, ISABURO / SHIMPEI is operating in a different section from the original.


Enjoy one of the best views from a train window with sights that include loop lines and switchbacks

Enjoy one of the best views from a train window with sights that include loop lines and switchbacks

This train operates between Kumamoto-Hitoyoshi and Yoshimatsu (Kagoshima). The train bound for Yoshimatsu is named "Isaburo" and the train bound for Kumamoto-Hitoyoshi is named "Shimpei." These train names are of two individuals who dedicated their lives to railroad development during the Meiji period.
Passengers will enjoy great views of the Kirishima Mountains and of the Sakurajima Volcano from the large train windows.

Cabin interior

Intro Movie

Intro Movie

See the journey through the beautiful landscapes of Kyushu.

Photo:いさぶろう・しんぺい/肥薩線

Google Street View

Google Street View

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

Enjoyment

Timetable

*Due to the heavy rain in July 2020, ISABURO / SHIMPEI is operating in a different section from the original.

Train Configuration

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

  • R Reserved
  • N Non-reserved
  • Car number

ISABURO/SHIMPEI

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