You can pleasantly travel from Kumamoto to Kagoshima by riding on the classic Kyushu trains.
Firstly, heading to the south from Kumamoto station to Hitoyoshi station by SL Hitoyoshi train.
（SL Hitoyoshi train）
A nostalgic train ride where you can hear, smell and feel the power of the locomotive. You can see a beautiful land scape of Kuma river.
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and then ride the Isaburo / Shinpei train
（Isaburo / Shinpei）
Isaburo (apart from Hitoyoshi station)・Shinpei（apart from Yoshimatsu station）will operate between Hitoyoshi station in Kumamoto and Yoshimatsu station in Kagoshima.
The reasons you must ride this train;
1. Enjoy breathtaking scenery through the wide panoramic windows.
2. This is the only switchback within a loop line in Japan. You can witness the train making a loop and switchback in order to climb a steep slope.
After arriving Yoshimatsu station, ride a Limited Express Hayato no Kaze to Kagoshima
（ Hayato no Kaze train）
The Black “Hayato no Kaze” runs alongside Kinko Bay. You will see majestic Sakurajima Volcano across the shiny water surface.
You may rest for a night in Kagoshima city and continue to Ibusuki station.
（Ibusuki no Tamatebako）
Ride a black and white Ibusuki no Tamatebako train from Kagoshima-Chuo to Ibusuki station.
When arrived and the train doors open, steam comes out from vents at the top of the doors, mimicking the smoke from the treasure box in the Dragon’s Palace folk tale.
Amaze the passengers a lot.
Then you can also ride a train to the southest station of Kyushu, Nishi Oyama station, for a nice beach view.
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