肥薩線100年のあゆみ
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YATSUSHIRO
●Shouhinken
●松浜軒
It was built in 1688 (Genrouku era) in Hamaochaya by the Matsui Family who ruled Yatsushiro. There is the beautiful garden with Japanese iris in June. There is the museum of the Matsui library.
3-15, Kitanomaru machi, Yatsushiro city
TEL 0965-33-0171
Business: 9:00 - 17:00 (last entrance is 16:30)
Regular holiday: Monday (When Monday is a national
holiday, it is open and will close on the following day.)
It takes 11 minutes by bus from JR Yatsushiro Station.
It takes 3 minutes on foot from the Public Prosecutor's Office Legal Affairs Bureau bus stop.

SHIROISHI
●Konose lime cave
●神瀬石灰洞窟
The lime rock formation of the Kuma River basin forms many stalactite caves. The opening of the cave is the largest in Japan, and gives a big impression when looking up. Kumanoza Shrine is enshrined there.It is a 12 minute walk from JR Shiroishi Station.

ISSYOUCHI
●Lucky charm for victory admission ticket
After a lucky station name, we sell "lucky charm for victory admission ticket" which gives us the great purification.
●Local special product sale
●神瀬石灰洞窟
Match it with a stop of SL Hitoyoshi (from 10:00 to 12:00 and from 14:00 to 15:30) and sell local special products such as distilled spirits of the Kuma district and yuzu yokan, useful pear sauce and Tanada rice.
* It opens on a working day of SL
* Contact: Kawasemi Product building
 TEL 0966-32-0540
●Oninokuti Tanada ,Matsutani Tanada It takes about 20 minutes on foot leisurely to Oninokuti Tanada from Issyouchi station which was chosen as one of the 100 rice paddies in Japan. It takes about 20 minutes on foot from Naraguchi station to Matsutani Tanada.
●Issyochi hot spring Kawasemi It is in the mountain stream which is a branch of the Kuma River forms. The hot-spring hotel is popular with good hot spring quality and a fresh sweetfish dish and edible wild plant dish. Hot spring is also open to bathers only. It is a 20-minute walk from JR Isshochi Station

KYUSENDOU
●Kyusendou ・Shinrinkan Forest building
●球泉洞・森林館
The lime layer is approximately 300 million years old and became the stalactite cave. We can learn the importance of the rich forest of the forest building.
Ose, Kuma-mura, Kuma-gun
TEL 0966-32-0080
Business : 8:30 - 17:30 
Holiday : Open everyday
Fee: 1,050 Japanese yen (cave) 1,050 yen (forest building) ※It is currently closed
It takes 10 minutes by car from JR Isshochi Station and 20 minutes on foot from Kyusendou Station.

WATARI
●The second Kuma River bridge
●第二球磨川橋梁
It is a beautiful bridge connected by a steel frame composing type called the waving string Pratt trass to a pin. It was produced with the first bridge in American Bridge Company of New York and was completed in 1908. The Kuma River wooden boat rapids course can be seen below. It is fun to see SL Hitoyoshi across from here at the land bridge in the slightly remote place.

HITOYOSHI
●National treasure Aoi Aso Shrine
●国宝青井阿蘇神社
The national treasure shrine structure in Kuma Basin is characteristic in the main shrine and the tower gate of the Momoyama style. An ogre side is enshrined near a rafter of the tower gate.
118, Kamiaoi machi, Hitoyoshi City
TEL 0966-22-2274
Business: 8:30 - 17:00
It takes 5 minutes on foot from Hitoyoshi Station, or it is immediately reached by "JUGURITTO" from the bus stop "National treasure Aoi Aso Shrine".
●Hitoyoshi Castle ruins
●人吉城跡
A base of Sagara Family.
There is the stone wall with "Hanedashi" (protecting stones of samurai residences) for the fire prevention. Tamon Yagura (the reconstruction) and Kuo of the main enclosure are the highlights,too.
Fumoto machi, Hitoyoshi City
TEL 0966-22-2111 (sightseeing in Hitoyoshi City promotion section)
It takes 20 minutes on foot from Hitoyoshi Station, or it is immediately reached by "JUGURITTO" from the bus stop "Hurusato rekishi no hiroba".
●Kajiya machi Street
●鍛冶屋町通り
In the Hitoyoshi feudal clan era, there were 66 blacksmiths linked by eaves. There are still two blacksmiths even now. We watch production of Miso and Soy sauce Storehouse. We can taste tea at Cha storehouse.
Kajiya machi, Hitoyoshi City
TEL 0966-22-2111 (sightseeing in Hitoyoshi City promotion section)
It takes 12 minutes on foot from Hitoyoshi Station, or it is immediately reached by "JUGURITTO" from the bus stop "Kajiya machi street entrance".
●Eikoku Temple ●永国寺
  ●みそ・しょうゆ蔵 The old historic temple is known as "the hanging scroll of the ghost." It was the place of the leader of the Saigo forces in the Southwestern Rebellion. There is the honoring monument of Masanori Ichii who was the father of modern dentistry.
●Miso and soy sauce storehouse
●みそ・しょうゆ蔵
Kamata brewery is one of the visiting storehouses, where we can observe the production and manufacture of miso and soy sauce and enjoy sampling.
●Hitoyoshi hot-spring village
●人吉温泉郷
Hot water of Hitoyoshi is smooth for skin. There are a lot of bathhouses where we can experience high quality hot water said to make women beautiful. We can enjoy visiting spas.

OKOBA
●Hitoyoshi plum garden
●人吉梅園
The very large plum garden where we can access from Okoba Station in 1-2 minutes on foot. It is the famous spot of cherry trees and, not to mention the season of the plum, is full of many weekenders with the coming of spring.

YOSHIMATSU
●Sightseeing SL Hall
The train like stand which leaves the station is on the left immediately. A special product of Yoshimatsu includes spring pudding which is made by local youth uses a fresh eggs. We can see many souvenirs.
Contact: Sightseeing SL Hall
TEL 0995-54-2177

KURINO
●Maruike spring
It is a 5 minute walk from behind Kurino station. The quantity of the water springing out is one of 100 selections of Japanese famous clear water with rich water. The beauty is kept by the local people. The outskirts are maintained as a park and we can see the culvert which is Hisatsu Line inheritance.
Contact: Yusui town government office business and industry sightseeing section
TEL 0995-74-3111
●Kurino Dake Hot spring
●栗野岳温泉
We can enjoy some hot water including steaming hot water and Takenoyu made from stone. We can enjoy walking to Yahata Hell.
Spring quality: Sulfurous spring, alum melanterite spring, radium spring
Effect: stomach and intestines ache, neuralgia, rheumatic neuralgia,abrasions
6357, Koba, Yuusui town, Aira county
TEL 0995-74-3511
Business: 8:30 - 21:00 Regular holiday No fixed holiday
Fee: bathing only is 300 yen.
It takes about 35 minutes by Furusato Bus from JR Kurino station at "Kurino Dake Onsen" stop.
●Outdoor park Kirishima art
●霧島アートの森
●霧島アートの森
It is the treasure house of modern art which is within nature.
The beautiful art harmonizes with scenery all around.
6340-220, Koba, Yuusui Town, Aira County
TEL 0995-74-5945
Business: 9:00 - 17:00 Last entrance 16:30
Holiday: Monday (When Monday is a national holiday, it is open and will close on the following day.)
Fee: 300 yen for Adult, 200 yen for high school student and university student
150 yen for elementary school child and junior high school student
It takes 40 minutes by Yusui town Furusato Bus from JR Kurino Station.

KAREIGAWA
●The story of trip of 100 years, Kareigawa
●百年の旅物語 かれい川
The old fashioned station lunch 100 years history of travel. We have to preorder a station lunch. Fee: 1080 yen per lunch.
♦For preorder: A limited express inside of "Hayato no Kaze"
The inside of train (excluded between Hayato no Kaze 2 between Kagoshima Chuo and Hayato)
※ The old fashioned station lunch is made in the local place.
We have to preorder a station lunch at least 2days in advance.
●Kareigawa Hureaikann
They sell vegetables which are produced in the town and industrial art objects made in the area at the product building in the station square.
The photograph showing the history of Kareigawa Station is displayed.
There is "the small museum" which collected the farming implements of the neighborhood near the station.
Business: 9:00 - 17:00 Every Sunday only
Contact: TEL 0995-43-9124

HAYATO
●Kagoshima shrine 
●鹿児島神宮
The sacrificial dance of the horse is famous during Hatuumasai to be held in February every year. The faith articles such as the Taiguruma or the Kesyobako are recommended as a souvenir.
2496, Hayato Town, Kirishima City
Business: Open freely to the public
Contact: TEL 0995-42-0020
It is a 15 minute walk from JR Hayato Station.
●Hayato mound
●隼人塚
When an ancient Hayato group was subjugated by the Yamato Imperial Court, it is handed down and monument was erected.
A Japanese designated historic spot.
Contact: Kirishima city office Hayato Government building
TEL 0995-42-1111
It is a 5 minute walk from JR Hayato Station.
●Yadori Hayato no Kaze
A special product sale place in the open space of Hayato Station open space.
Lunch and side dish are tastes of mom’s home cooking.
Business: 9:00~17:00
Holiday: Sunday
Contact: 090-7167-0120 JR Hayato
It is a 1 minute walk from the station.