Kawasemi Yamasemi Sightseeing Train
Now this is a pretty train.
The Kawasemi Yamasemi entered into service on March 4th, 2017 and is one of Kyushu’s newest sightseeing trains. The train was meant to be a symbol of recovery for Kumamoto following the devastating earthquakes of 2016.
The train originally ran between Kumamoto City and Hitoyoshi, but due to heavy rains and flooding in 2020 that severely damaged the railways around Hitoyoshi, the Kawasemi Yamasemi was temporarily relocated to a span of track between Hakata (Fukuoka) and Mojiko Port (as of July 2021) and runs linked together with the Isaburo / Shinpei. All seats are reserved, but passengers can move freely between cars.
Electrical outlets: No
Included in JR Rail Pass: Yes
Reservations required: Yes
Extra fee for reservation with Rail Pass: No