JR Shikoku are to launch a new “Monogatari” excursion train this April which will run on the Dosan Line between Kochi Station and Kubokawa Station in the southern prefecture of Kochi. Starting in April this train will operate one round trip per day on weekends and holidays, but from July of this year it will also operate on Fridays. The train will slow down at scenic spots on route, such as the Niyodogawa Bridge, and it will also make a stop at Awa Station in Susaki, so that passengers can enjoy the view from there of the Pacific Ocean.
This is the third of JR Shikoku’s Monogatari tourist trains. “Monogatari” is a rather romantic word that means “story” or “tale” in Japanese and each of these three colorful trains is designed to celebrate the special romance of a particular region in Shikoku. [Read more…]