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Beautiful old style train

This train is only 3 or 4 cars long and the interior is beautiful with wood finishes. Because it... read more

Reviewed 26 April 2018
Calgary, Canada
special train to Ibusuki

Nicely decorated train different from the normal trains in that they have seats facing the windows... read more

Reviewed 18 April 2018
Hong Kong, China
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Ibusuki, Kagoshima Prefecture
+81 993-22-3776
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Reviewed 26 April 2018

This train is only 3 or 4 cars long and the interior is beautiful with wood finishes. Because it is so old it is noisy and creaky but safe. They come around with trolley if you want to purchase drinks or food and it's only...More

Thank wheretonext58
Reviewed 18 April 2018

Nicely decorated train different from the normal trains in that they have seats facing the windows so that you can see the scenery outside without turning your head. They also have photo time with passengers during the ride which is quite sweet. Seats require reservation...More

Thank irisktto
Reviewed 16 April 2018

When we reserve our seats, the ticket office made a mistake and allocated not the seats we want. Anyway as you can still walk around the train, it really does not matter that much. Only the part of the journey that runs along the coast...More

Thank irisktt0
Reviewed 30 March 2018

This is a special touristic train between Kagoshima (Kagoshima Chuo Station) and Ibusuki. It's good to try once. - Bought roundtrip ticket for 4280 yen. - Sea-side window seats are popular. But, passengers on other seats can come and watch as needed. - The view...More

1  Thank JH L
Reviewed 17 February 2018

Nice trip from Kagoshima- Chuo to Ibusuki without stop with excellent train . Inside a masterpiece, excellent staff, available a store inside the train. Suggest one for a nice day in Ibusuki

Thank Giulio T
Reviewed 25 December 2017

If you are heading to Ibusuki from Kagoshima, you must take this themed train. It only comes in two cars, so seats are limited and you will need to reserve ahead of time. We booked the seats a week ahead once we arrived in Kyushu,...More

Thank jubu1
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

All seats are reserved. I bought the tickets online one month ago. We sat window seats. Although it was cloudy, we enjoyed the journey. An hour passed fast.

Thank travelhyn
Reviewed 17 October 2017

a lot of fun - offered various activities, worth the price and enjoyed it. can't help to buy the souvenirs

Thank LunaQQ
Reviewed 25 August 2017

When you travel to Ibusuki using this lovely train, everything becomes a fairy tail : Urashima taro, from the start to arrive to the Ibusuki, Amazing views, foods and seat to enjoy your trip best. Reserve well ahead.

Thank Rubpy
Reviewed 3 July 2017

Besides hot springs, Kyushu is also famed for its variety of uniquely themed trains. We took Ibusuki no Tamatebako from Kagoshima-Chuo to Ibusuki. Tickets need to be reserved in advance. It was interesting to walk around the train to look at the unique settings. Some...More

1  Thank SiewLeeT8
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25 June 2018|
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Response from wheretonext58 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I’m not sure. We went to a Japan Rail office in Fukuoka and made our reservations there. If you have a JR pass you could go to their website and see if you can book online.
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9 April 2016|
Response from MartinaYen |
Hi, this limited express train 3 times a day with 9:58, 11:57 and 14:02 towards Ibusuki without standing It really need booked at JR Kagoshima-Chuo station till 23:oo I suggest you to booked immediately while you arrival... More
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