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Excellent way to travel around Southern Kyushu with short stops visiting very interesting spots. Reserve well ahead, Even with 4 day in advance I could not get a seat from Kumamoto and had to go back to Kagoshima. Nice stations, cities and attractions. Get a...More
A very nice train ride across the mountains. Good fun. Comfortable. A very pleasan way to meet Japanese people as very few foreigners take it, even though is is free with the JR Kyushu pass (like all excellent tourist special restored trains in Kyusu).
Hayato no Kaze is a restored tourist train that runs from Kagoshima to Hayato then up into the mountains to Yoshimatsu. It is a two-car diesel train which stops at souvenir shops on the way and offers photo opportunities. Snacks and drinks are also served....More