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A Trip on the Ibutama, Kagoshima 5

Posted by
Daryl Johnson (Worcester Park, United Kingdom) on 13 August 2013 in Transportation.

A commemorative sign marks the date of your journey on the 'Ibutama'.

Here is some more information about the train, including the Japanese legend that the train takes it's name from:
http://www.kagoshima-kankou.com/for/whatsnew/2011/04/jr-sightseeing-limited-express-train-ibusuki-no-tamatebako.html.

I also found a YouTube video someone made of a trip on the Ibutama, if you're interested... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkKQ5KyjAkY.

I apologise in advance if I'm tardy with commenting on your blogs or returning comments during the week... I will get to you though!

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Fascinating - and that video is a must to watch - love that some seats face the window and the passing view !

13 Aug 2013 6:02am

@Ronnie 2¢: Glad you liked it Ronnie, yes that's where we sat!

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Cool shot! I enjoyed that video, too. I must ride this train one day.

13 Aug 2013 7:10pm

@Steve Rice: Cheers Steve - if you're ever down that way, you should try...