The 'Ibusuki no Tamatebako' Scenic Train

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The "Ibusuki no Tamatebako" is a scenic train which runs along the Ibusuki-Makurazaki line operating in the southernmost point in Japan.
"Ibusuki no Tamatebako" is named after the many places in Ibusuki which appear within the legendary folktale, "Taro Urashima".
"Tamatebako" may be literally translated as "treasure box" and is a key aspect of the "Taro Urashima" story.
Locally the "Ibusuki no Tamatebako" is referred to as "Ibutama" for short, and locals wave their hands at the train to show warmth and hospitality.
From the windows, visitors will see the vast landscape with Mt. Sakurajima and Kinko Bay which were regarded by Lord Shimadzu Nariakira as the "pond" and "artificial hill" garden elements.
Besides the landscapes along the railway lines, there are also many attractive aspects on the outside body of the trains.
The body was designed with characteristic colors such as black like the mountainside and white like the seaside.
The interior also has many interesting aspects.
White clouds of smoke blow out from above the door as passengers board the train.
Come ride the "Ibusuki no Tamatebako" scenic train and make lasting memories.

Basic Information

  • Adults ¥2,130
  • Children ¥1,060
Operation Everyday, 3 times a day (roundtrip)
Reservation *Seat reservation(s) required *Seating opens for reservations 1 month in advance.
Telephone Number050-3786-3489  ※Japan's International Country Code is 81
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