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Modified 27-Sep-11
Created 27-Sep-11
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Another of Kagoshima's tourist trains, this one running between Kagoshima and Ibusuki, through Kiire. It's exterior paintwork, half black and half white, and it's interior furnishings celebrate a well-known Japanese folk tale, 'Ibusuki no Tamatebuko'. In short, it is the story of a boy who is given a special box by a princess, and told never to open it. He does, and instantly becomes an old man (black hair to white hair). The ride on this train is quite short, and highly recommended, if you have some time to spare when in Kagoshima.
TrademarkHalf black, half white.InteriorInteriorInteriorChildren's libraryChildren's libraryChildren's seatsAdult seatsStewardess-conductorFigurines decorating the trainPreparing the galley carKiire station entranceKiire station. Note the double line becoming single after the stationSakurajima, from the trainKagoshima bay from the train