Train Journey

SL Hitoyoshi
Kumamoto - Hitoyoshi

The SL Hitoyoshi is a fully-operating, steam locomotive train brought back on 25th April 2009 in response to huge demand from railway fans.

SL Hitoyoshi

SL Hitoyoshi runs only once a day on selected days between Kumamoto and Hitoyoshi. The train stops at Shin-Yatsushiro, Yatsuhiro, Sakamoto, Shiroishi, Isshochi, Watari and Hitoyoshi and the total journey time is 149mins.

After Yatsushiro Station, the train goes on the Hisatsu Line and the scenic rail journey overlooking the Kuma River begins.

SL Hitoyoshi Operation Dates for 2014

SL Hitoyoshi runs only once a day on selected days between Kumamoto and Hitoyoshi.

There are no Green seats or non-reserved seats on this train. You must make a seat reservation before boarding.

March 15, 16, 17, 18, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31
April 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 11, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29
May 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 31
June 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29
July 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 21, 22, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 31
August 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 31
September 1, 5, 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 26, 27, 28, 29
October 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 24, 25, 26, 27, 31
November 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 21, 22, 23, 24

SL Hitoyoshi train time table as of january 2014

From Kumamoto To Hitoyoshi
Stations Departures
Kumamoto
熊本
09:44
Shin Yatsushiro
新八代
10:25
Yatsushiro
八代
10:38
Sakamoto
坂本
10:54
Shiroishi
白石
11:26
Isshochi
一勝地
11:51
Watari
12:02
Hitoyoshi
人吉
12:13
From Hitoyoshi to Kumamoto
Stations Departures
Hitoyoshi
人吉
14:38
Watari
14:49
Isshochi
一勝地
15:08
Shiroishi
白石
15:28
Sakamoto
坂本
16:08
Yatsushiro
八代
16:25
Shin Yatsushiro
新八代
16:31
Kumamoto
熊本
17:13