Nostalgic Steam-locomotive train riding in Tochigi Pref.

US $202.00 / Person

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Hi! I'm Shogo Nagai.

I will guide you!

Description of this tour

Maoka-railway is started in 1912 and located 70km north of Tokyo, now one of the Steam-locomotive running railway in Japan. The railway length is 41.9 km from Shimodate station to Notegi station with 17stations. Almost on every weekend and national holidays the steam-locomotive train makes one round-trip a day. You can enjoy not only riding the nostalgic train but also seeing the beautiful local scenery.

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Aug. 31 2019 at 07:00

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Hello my name is Shogo Nagai. Please call me “Sean”
Born and raised at the traditional shopping, entertainment and residential area (Shitamachi) in Tokyo Japan and still live in this area now.
I am a “National Government Licensed Guide Interpreter” (English).
I have experiences guiding Shitamachi area in Tokyo.
I am very happy to guide Japanese culture, history, arts and ordinary life of commoners for tourists from all over the world.
I like sports, Baseball, Rugby, Soccer, Rowing and Golf.
In my free time I go to museums of art and libraries also go to scenic and historical interest spots in Tokyo area and Kansai area.


Sample Tour Timeline

07:00 AM
At your hotel lobby

Meeting point

07:00 AM
At your hotel lobby

Meeting point

08:00 AM
Tokyo station

Get on the Tokyo-Ueno-line train departing at 8:01AM from Tokyo station to Oyama station

08:00 AM
Tokyo station

Get on the Tokyo-Ueno-line train departing at 8:01AM from Tokyo station to Oyama station

09:30 AM
Oyama station

Change line to Hitachi line to Shimodate station

09:30 AM
Oyama station

Change line to Hitachi line to Shimodate station

10:00 AM
Shimodate station

Get on The steam-locomotive(SL) train "Mooka-gou" departing at 10:35AM
Before get on the train you can take photos of the SL train for 20 minutes.

10:00 AM
Shimodate station

Get on The steam-locomotive(SL) train "Mooka-gou" departing at 10:35AM
Before get on the train you can take photos of the SL train for 20 minutes.

12:00 PM
Arriving at Motegi station

You can watch railway turntable operation which change the direction of the steam locomotive.
For the lunch, there is a couple of local restaurants around Motegi-station. In one of these restaurants, you can enjoy Japanese traditional "Soba"(Buck wheat noodles) lunch.
After lunch, we will get on the one car diesel train departing at 13:22PM to Mooka station.

12:00 PM
Arriving at Motegi station

You can watch railway turntable operation which change the direction of the steam locomotive.
For the lunch, there is a couple of local restaurants around Motegi-station. In one of these restaurants, you can enjoy Japanese traditional "Soba"(Buck wheat noodles) lunch.
After lunch, we will get on the one car diesel train departing at 13:22PM to Mooka station.

02:00 PM
Mooka station and SL Kyuroku-kan(SL Museum)

The construction of SL Kyuroku-kan(SL museum) and SL running project that was originally planned to revitalize local towns and cities along Mooka- line. you can enjoy driving SL attraction and observing several old steam and diesel locomotives.
There is a small Museum shop, you can buy railway related goods and foods.
After enjoying attractions for one hour, we will get on the SL train at 15:28PM and back to Shimodate station.

02:00 PM
Mooka station and SL Kyuroku-kan(SL Museum)

The construction of SL Kyuroku-kan(SL museum) and SL running project that was originally planned to revitalize local towns and cities along Mooka- line. you can enjoy driving SL attraction and observing several old steam and diesel locomotives.
There is a small Museum shop, you can buy railway related goods and foods.
After enjoying attractions for one hour, we will get on the SL train at 15:28PM and back to Shimodate station.

04:00 PM
Shimodate station

Via Oyama station back to Tokyo Station

04:00 PM
Shimodate station

Via Oyama station back to Tokyo Station

06:00 PM
Tokyo station

End of tour

06:00 PM
Tokyo station

End of tour

Additional Details

Where we meet

At your hotel lobby

What's included
  • Transport expenses
Things you need
  • Lunch(approx. US $15.00)
Notes:

It will be very crowded while Mashiko pottery fair that will be held from April 27th to May 6th and the beginning of November.
Please book this tour one week before actual riding date for arranging the ticket.
The minimum number of participants for this tour is two.
Regarding Lunch at Motegi-town for the special food eating people, It is very difficult to get Vegan food, Halal food and any other food required by medical reasons, because Motegi-town is a very local and small town.
So If you have the special food requirements, please bring lunch by yourself.

Guest Requirements

Anybody who is interested in Railway

Cancellation Policy

Any trip or experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.

Dates Available

Aug. 31 2019 at 07:00

Remains: 6

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Sep. 1 2019 at 07:00

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Sep. 7 2019 at 07:00

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Sep. 8 2019 at 07:00

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Sep. 21 2019 at 07:00

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