Feel luxury on the train to Yufuin and Beppu – What does the “Kampachi/Ichiroku” mean?

JR Kyushu decided to the name of the new D&S train (sightseeing train) that will start operating from spring 2024 as the limited express “Kanpachi/Ichiroku,” which is derived from the names of two people who had a close connection during the construction of the Kyudai Line (Yufu Kogen Line.)

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World’s best train trip “Seven Stars in Kyushu” – Most travelers love it for 3 years in a row

JR Kyushu’s cruise train “Seven Stars in Kyushu” has been awarded the first rank for the third consecutive year in the train category of the readers’ vote to select the world’s best travel destinations conducted by the travel magazine “Condé Nast Traveler” by the major US publisher Condé Nast.

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JR Area Passes prices will be also raised – Following “JAPAN RAIL PASS” from October

The JR Group will revise prices and improve the effectiveness of railway passes such as the “JAPAN RAIL PASS” for foreign tourists visiting Japan from Sunday, October 1, 2023 (Sun).

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“YUFUIN NO MORI” will soon be back again – JR Kyushu restores damages by heavy rain

JR Kyushu has announced that the Kyudai Line will resume operation on all lines from the first train on July 20, 2023 (Thu), which has been suspended in two sections due to the damage to track equipment caused by heavy rain.

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“JAPAN RAIL PASS” price will be raised by 88% – All JR lines Unlimited rides for tourists

The “JAPAN RAIL PASS”, which is offered to tourists by the six JR Group companies (JR Hokkaido, JR East, JR Central, JR West, JR Shikoku and JR Kyushu) and allows you to travel around Japan by train, will be expanded in terms of product content and raised in price.

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Six JR companies will revise timetables – Higher speed limit makes Shinkansen faster

JR East E7 series operated on the Joetsu/Hokuriku Shinkansen (PhotoNetwork/Photo AC)

The six JR Group passenger railway companies will revise their timetables on March 18, 2023 (Sat), speeding up and increasing the number of trains on the Shinkansen, opening new stations on conventional lines, and improving transportation through the progress of double-tracking.

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Japan finally relaxed COVID-19 border measures – No testing, but vaccination required

In order to resume international traffic of people, the Japanese government has relaxed border measures related to COVID-19 and started operation from Tuesday, October 11, 2022.

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Summary of railway operation updates due to COVID-19 – West Japan (as of November 6, 2020)

Summary of railway operation updates due to COVID-19 - West Japan

We have summarized the status of updates in operation schedules of each railway operator due to COVID-19 (as of November 6, 2020, excluding in normal operation). Please check the latest operation status before using. Izu Kyuko Some local trains are canceled from evening to night. The last train will be moved up at some stations. JR Central The Tokaido Shinkansen is operated by a special timetable based on the number of passengers. Some extra “Nozomi” trains will be set up on days when a number of passengers are expected. Meitetsu Of “μ-SKY” (Meitetsu-Gifu, Shin-Unuma and Meitetsu Nagoya – Central Japan International Airport), 22 trains on weekdays and 35 on Weekends…

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Disrupted operation on partial sections of JR Kyūdai Line and Hisatsu Line (updated on August 31, 2020)

Disrupted operation on partial sections of JR Kyūdai Line and Hisatsu Line

JR Kyushu is disrupting operation of the following sections due to the effects of the heavy rain disaster in July, 2020. JR Kyūdai Line (久大本線): between Bungo-Mori Station (豊後森, Ōita) and Shōnai Station (庄内, Ōita) It is undecided when the train operation is resumed. The substitute bus transportation is available between Bungo-Mori Station and Yufuin Station (由布院, Oita) / between Yufuin Station and Shōnai Station. JR Hisatsu Line (肥薩線): between Yatsushiro Station (八代, Kumamoto) and Yoshimatsu Station (吉松, Kagoshima) It is undecided when the train operation is resumed. * The train operation was restarted on Saturday, August 29, 2020 between Shōnai Station and Mukainoharu Station (向之原, Ōita).

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