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Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Sonic Train From Hakata to Oita


JR Kyushu's Sonic is an express train running from Hakata Station in Fukuoka to Oita via Beppu.

Sonic Express at Beppu Station

The journey along Kyushu's north east coastline takes approximately 2 hours. A more scenic, though slower, inland route from Fukuoka to Beppu is the Yufuin-no-Mori.

Sonic Express From Hakata to Oita

There are two types of Sonic Express: the white model 885 and the blue model 883 (pictured). The Sonic trains have a top speed of 130kph. Along with a number of other trains in Kyushu, the Sonic Express was designed by Eiji Motooka.

Sonic Express Train From Hakata to Oita

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