Resort Shirakami – The Joyful Train and the Live Shows


There are plenty of “joyful trains” in Japan but have you ever boarded one that features live performances? Resort Shirakami (リゾート白神) is the only joyful train in Japan with live performances including shamisen (Japanese guitar), puppet plays, and Japanese folk tales told in Tsugaru dialect (津軽弁)!

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Yufuin no Mori – The Most Elegant Sightseeing Train to Beppu and Yufuin

Yufuin-no-mori to yufuin and Beppu in Kyushu

JR Kyūshū, which is part of the wider Japan Rail company, runs the most sightseeing trains in Japan. One of these trains is Yufuin no Mori (ゆふいんの森), which means “The Forest of Yufuin”. Just like its name, the train was built to reflect the many charms of Yufuin, a hot spring town in Ōita prefecture (大分県) surrounded by rich nature.

Departing from JR Hakata Station (博多駅), there are 6 stops along the train line. Each of the stations on the train line has its own attractions, with Beppu and Yufuin being the most popular destinations for tourists both local and international.

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