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Oigawa Railway Co.

Shimada, Shizuoka Prefecture
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Trains up the mountains

What I enjoyed on this railway was ,the steam train ride , tea farms , woman singing on the train... read more

Reviewed January 25, 2018
Ian P
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Brisbane, Australia
My favorite place for a day trip

When I lived in Shimizu, this was my favorite place for a day trip, as I could either watch trains... read more

Reviewed April 8, 2017
Richard K
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  • Very good27%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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“bridge”(2 reviews)
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Reviewed 25 January 2018

What I enjoyed on this railway was ,the steam train ride , tea farms , woman singing on the train , Sensu giftshop , the extra engine at the back on the steep section , the dam wall , the second last stop which had...More

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Reviewed 8 April 2017

When I lived in Shimizu, this was my favorite place for a day trip, as I could either watch trains at Shin-Kanaya or ride to Senzu and back on the SL express. I'll have to come back and ride the Ikawa line, too, so I...More

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Reviewed 27 June 2016

We were lucky enough to board a train with a special carriage which looks abit like a cage (no windows to block any photo-taking). It was quite an enjoyable experience. The scenery was very beautiful. Highly recommended!

1  Thank tauge31
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Reviewed 8 April 2016

To start with I am a seasoned Railway Buff and will go out of my way to find a great steam railway, I also had non railroad loving friends and they equally had a great time too. This place is for everybody! Booking can be...More

2  Thank Frigid-Frozen-Aussie
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Reviewed 3 December 2015

Great Steam railroading experience. Plan on an all day trip and be prepared to get "sooty".... Scenery is gorgeous!

1  Thank M S
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Reviewed 7 October 2015 via mobile

My brother in Japan organised to book the tickets for Oigawa steam train in Shizuoka when me and my 2 teens came to visit in Japan from Australia. It took about 2 hours from Nagoya City by a car and there were large car space...More

2  Thank Masako P
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Reviewed 27 July 2015

One of the few railway lines that stand out in Japan. Most of the movies made in Japan are filmed from this line. Steam Locomotives is the main attraction. Great place to bring the family too. But if your into photography like me. Well bring...More

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Reviewed 19 July 2015 via mobile

We put this in our itinerary as our sons are big fans of trains and it sid not disappoint. The view was majestic and beautiful - a great way to see the quiet side of Japan and I am sure every season provides a different...More

19  Thank Pam Q
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Reviewed 21 May 2015

The Oigawa railroad is a regular minor railroad that goes from Kenaya to Senzu. Steam excursions are operated over this section. From Senzu a marrow gauge line is operated to Ikawa. Part of this line is the only rack railroad in Japan. The upper part...More

2  Thank Bob L
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Reviewed 3 May 2015 via mobile

It's noted for steam locomotive or SL. Cannot help feeling nostalgic when it blows the whistle. You can enjoy the ride seeing deep green of the mountains and tea plantations in spring time. At JR Kanaya station, you can take Oigawa Tetsudo to Senzu station,...More

3  Thank 576eris
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Response from daipresents | Reviewed this property |
This train is very famous so it will be crowded. So I recommend to reserve the ticket on the internet. The schedule of all train are fixed. You also need to check it.
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