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Aso Tourist Tram


Aso Tourist Tram, the train ride starts with a great view from the first bridge pier at Shirakawa, 60 meters above the gorge.

This location is also famous for having the longest station name in Japan; Minamiaso Nizuno Umareru Sato Shiramizu Kogen Station.

There are many sites of interest along with the rail line in Aso region.


Choyo Station has only station building on the line dating from before the 
JR privatization.
There are also spa facilities at the Aso Shimodajo Fureai Onsen Station and attractive wooden building at the Takamori Station.



Operating schedule

The tram operates from March to late November on Saturday, Sunday, and holidays.
It makes two daily round trips between Tateno and Takamori.
It operates daily, however, during the scholastic spring and summer vacations and week-long holidays in May.

Reservations are accepted 10 day prior to boarding at the Takamori Station.


There is also regular daily train service on this route.


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