How to buy tickets for Ibusuki no Tamatebako

What’s about Ibusuki no Tamatebako

The “Ibusuki no Tamatebako” express train connects Kagoshima Chuo Station and Ibusuki Station, the gateway to Ibusuki Hot Springs, with white paint on half of the car body and black on the other half.

The theme of this train is the “Legend of Ryugu,” a legend of the Dragon Palace on the Satsuma Peninsula, and the white mist that appears above the doors of the train is a popular feature.

The design of Car No. 1 and No. 2 are different, and choosing a different car for the trip to and from the train will double the enjoyment of the trip.

How to buy the ticket

Reservations are required to board JR Kyushu’s sightseeing train “Ibusuki no Tamatebako” as all seats are reserved.

Tickets for this sightseeing train can be purchased at JR Kyushu’s online reservation service “Internet Train Reservation”(, JR East’s online reservation service “Ekinet(”, JR West’s online reservation service “e5489(”, “Midori-no Madoguchi” at JR stations, and major travel agencies from 10:00 am of the same day one month before boarding. The reservation status is available on JR Kyushu’s online reservation service.

Reservation status can be checked through JR Kyushu’s online reservation service “Internet Train Reservation”.

If you want Whole Japan Rail Pass, first make a ticket reservation!
If you have a discount coupon, you can make a reservation and purchase tickets online at a discount price.

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