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Oigawa Railway Co.
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Shimada, Shizuoka Prefecture
+81 547-45-4112
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is my 1st time taking this rail and I learn the process. BTW is not easy for tourists whom do not speak Japanese so am I. So pointer for people visiting the 🚂. 1) Get your ticket from Shin Kanaya station. (The staff are...More

Thank Leslie3663
Reviewed 15 September 2018

We had a great time on our first steam engine ride with Thomas! My son and I are train enthusiasts and we were in awe being in such close proximity with Thomas and all the other trains (even Bertie) that the railway has to offer....More

1  Thank Jattapy
Reviewed 2 August 2018

This charming old-fashioned railway provides the best public-transport approach to the southern part Southern Japan Alps 南アルプス(the Akaishi range赤石山脈), leading up from Kanaya 金谷(an easily accessible station) to Senzu千頭 and beyond to Oigawa 大井川. Although it is public transport, the conductor provides a running commentary,...More

Thank Daniel M
Reviewed 24 January 2018

What I enjoyed on this railway was ,the steam train ride , tea farms , woman singing on the train , Sensu giftshop , the extra engine at the back on the steep section , the dam wall , the second last stop which had...More

Thank Ian P
Reviewed 7 April 2017

When I lived in Shimizu, this was my favorite place for a day trip, as I could either watch trains at Shin-Kanaya or ride to Senzu and back on the SL express. I'll have to come back and ride the Ikawa line, too, so I...More

Thank Richard K
Reviewed 27 June 2016

We were lucky enough to board a train with a special carriage which looks abit like a cage (no windows to block any photo-taking). It was quite an enjoyable experience. The scenery was very beautiful. Highly recommended!

1  Thank tauge31
Reviewed 8 April 2016

To start with I am a seasoned Railway Buff and will go out of my way to find a great steam railway, I also had non railroad loving friends and they equally had a great time too. This place is for everybody! Booking can be...More

3  Thank Frigid-Frozen-Aussie
Reviewed 2 December 2015

Great Steam railroading experience. Plan on an all day trip and be prepared to get "sooty".... Scenery is gorgeous!

1  Thank M S
Reviewed 7 October 2015 via mobile

My brother in Japan organised to book the tickets for Oigawa steam train in Shizuoka when me and my 2 teens came to visit in Japan from Australia. It took about 2 hours from Nagoya City by a car and there were large car space...More

2  Thank Masako P
Reviewed 27 July 2015

One of the few railway lines that stand out in Japan. Most of the movies made in Japan are filmed from this line. Steam Locomotives is the main attraction. Great place to bring the family too. But if your into photography like me. Well bring...More

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22 November 2015|
Response from daipresents | Reviewed this property |
This train is very famous so it will be crowded. So I recommend to reserve the ticket on the internet. The schedule of all train are fixed. You also need to check it.
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