Taiju Steam Train

This old locomotive from 1941, named Taiju, is back in operation with the steam trains of the region. It played a major role in the development of tourism from 1890 until 1966. Since 2017, a three-carriage convoy has been connecting Shimo-Imaichi, with its charming wooden station reflecting the spirit of the 1920s, to Kunigawa Onsen 12km away. It moves through the countryside at low speed, whistling frequently. After each round trip, the locomotive is stored for maintenance in an old red-brick shed equipped with a rotating switch bridge.

Useful information

Address:

Nikko

Price:

750 ¥

Opening hours

Sat-Sun and Bank Hols only, departure from Shimo-Imaichi station, 9.02am, 1pm, 4.32pm; departure from Kunigawa station, 11.08am, 2.35pm, 6.09pm - tickets may be purchased from Tobu Asakusa visitor centre in Tokyo and Tobu-Nikko station visitor centre, Shimo-imaichi station ticket counter, or Tobu line stations (except Oshiage station, Yorii station and Ogose station)

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