Riding on the Retro "Kominato Railway Line" - Enjoy the Beautiful Countryside in Any Season!
Sit back, relax, and enjoy the quaint scenery while riding on the Kominato Railway Line. Take in the colorful fields of cherry and rapeseed blossoms in spring, idyllic rice paddies in summer, the deep red maple leaves of autumn, and the snowy, pristine landscapes of winter. For a unique experience, book a seat on one of the open-air cars, where you can feel the breeze as you catch a glimpse of local life in the rural villages as you pass by.
It's tough to tire of taking in these views, but there's lots to enjoy if you get off the train and check out the local sites. The Kominato Railway Line was founded in 1925, and along the route there are 22 power stations and old station buildings designated as "Tangible Cultural Properties." The line runs from Goi Station (adjacent to JR Goi Station) to Kazusa Nakano Station, and most of the stations along the way have remained unchanged for decades, providing a glimpse into the rail's early days.
You can take a closer look at the quaint station facilities and take in the old-style vibe, or explore a bit around the surrounding areas. A stop at Yoro Keikoku Station drops you off in the Yoro Valley, a famous hiking spot in Chiba Prefecture. The area is known for its natural hot springs, they even have hot foot baths at the station to enjoy at end your trip!
For more information please visit: https://www.kominato.co.jp/satoyamatorocco/index-e.html
You can also purchase the open pass here: https://www.isumirail.co.jp/ticket