Train Varieties

KAWASEMI YAMASEMI

Due to the heavy rain in July 2020, KAWASEMI YAMASEMI is operating in a different section from the original.


Experience the Hitoyoshi/Kuma region like the wild birds that visit the majestic mountains and crystal clear streams.

Experience the Hitoyoshi/Kuma region like the wild birds that visit the majestic mountains and crystal clear streams.

The Hitoyoshi Basin is surrounded on all four sides by towering mountains. Once upon a time, the people of this area suffered extreme hardship forging routes to allow ships passage through Kuma River. This train is named after the wild birds, the kingfisher and crested kingfisher, that most likely travelled freely over the train tracks, even in a time when the passage of people was challenging.

Cabin interior

Intro Movie

Intro Movie

See the journey through the beautiful landscapes of Kyushu.

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Enjoyment

Timetable

*Due to the heavy rain in July 2020, KAWASEMI YAMASEMI is operating in a different section from the original.

Station List and Time Table

1 round trips a day

As of January 2024

Kumamoto ⇒ Miyaji

For Miyaji Kumamoto
Lv.
Higo-Ozu
Lv.
Tateno
Lv.
Aso
Lv.
Miyaji
Ar.
KAWASEMI YAMASEMI 10:32 11:15 11:33 12:04 12:09
For Miyaji KAWASEMI
YAMASEMI
Kumamoto Lv. 10:32
Higo-Ozu Lv. 11:15
Tateno Lv. 11:33
Aso Lv. 12:04
Miyaji Ar. 12:09

Miyaji ⇒ Kumamoto

For Kumamoto Miyaji
Lv.
Aso
Lv.
Tateno
Lv.
Higo-Ozu
Lv.
Kumamoto
Ar.
KAWASEMI YAMASEMI 15:47 15:52 16:22 16:37 17:08
For Kumamoto KAWASEMI
YAMASEMI
Miyaji Lv. 15:47
Aso Lv. 15:52
Tateno Lv. 16:22
Higo-Ozu Lv. 16:37
Kumamoto Ar. 17:08

Operation Schedule

  • “KAWASEMI YAMASEMI” in operation
  • Additional service days due to operational reasons
    *There is no in-car service by cabin crew. All seats in Car will be used as non-reserved seats.
  • 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
  • 2024 April.

    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
  • 2024 May.

    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
  • 2024 June.

    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

KAWASEMI YAMASEMI

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