A new sightseeing train runs through Kochi from July 4th!
JR's new sightseeing train "Shikoku Tosa Toki no Yoakeno Monogatari" will start operating from July 4th.A two car train running between JR Kochi and Kubokawa Stations.
The first car, called “Kurofune”, is said to represent the foreign steam ships that local samurai hero Sakamoto Ryoma witnessed at the dawn of a new age in Japan. The second car is called “Sorafune”, and is said to be modeled after a spaceship that you might find in a science fiction novel, with a unique mixture of past and future.
A ride on the Toki no Yoake no Monogatari offers a chance to experience Tosa style hospitality while enjoying the flavors of Kochi with local saké and meals prepared using fresh produce from Kochi’s mountains and seas.
Service start date: July 4, 2020 (Saturday)
Operating days: Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and holidays
Area covered: Kochi Station – Kubokawa Station (1 round trip per day)
Stations: Kochi Station, Tosakure Station, Kubokawa Station
Fare: Kochi - Tosakure 3,610 yen (one-way)
Kochi - Kubokawa 3,970 yen (one-way)
*Tickets can be purchased from the JR Ticket Office (Midori-no-madoguchi) starting from 10:00 one month in advance of your travel date.
*Those who wish to have a meal on the train must purchase a meal reservation ticket.
(Other than tea and water, kindly refrain from consuming food not sold onboard the train.)