This Newest Tourist Train From Japan Will Take You Along Shikoku Island

Shikoku, the smallest of Japan's four main islands, is often overlooked by travelers, and the main reason why is that there is no train station connected to the Shinkansen express rail network. This is really weird, considering that Shikoku has some amazing places to visit, including stunning beaches and wonderful restaurants. And even if you can't get around Shikoku by Shinkansen, the island has its own train which is really cool. Reporting from Soranews24.com (29/05/2019), Japan Railways' newest luxury tourist train called the Toki no Yoake Monogatari will run between Kochi Station and Kubokawa Station, about 70 kilometers (43.5 miles) to the southwest. This train has a 2 carriage formation and can carry 47 passengers. Toki no Yoake Monogatari got its distinctive name, which means "Tale of the Era of Dawn." This name is based on the fact that Kochi Prefecture is the home of Sakamoto Ryoma. Sakamoto Ryoma was a prominent leader among progressive samurai working to end centuries of forced isolation from Japan and usher in the nation into a global community. True to the theme, the exterior of the train is decorated with imagery depicting the sun and moon, and the interior of the second carriage, called the Sorafune ("Sky Ship") has a ceiling painted with stars. The unique interior layout has no stools or box-shaped chairs, and instead consists entirely of private chairs along the counter or tables. These seats allow passengers to relax and chat while taking in the sights along the route that covers the stretch of Kochi's southern coastline. The Kochi-Kurokawa route passes through two cities with morning markets, as shown in the train teaser video above, the JR party also promises delicious food that makes use of locally sourced ingredients for traditional Kochi recipes. And if you're trying to figure out how to get to Shikoku without using the Shinkansen, there are plenty of express trains and buses that can get you there. Also Read: The Anime Film Weathering With You Releases the 2nd Teaser Video along with the Name of the New Cast Source: SoraNews24 Fadhel Ichsan A student who likes anime