A “Grown-Up Outing” aboard
the Shikoku Mannaka Sennen Monogatari
An “outing”, a small excursion somewhat different from sightseeing or vacation, has an exciting ring to it. The Shikoku Mannaka Sennen Monogatari is an authentic sightseeing train that evokes history and lets you easily enjoy tasteful grown-up outings in the fields and mountains.
The 75th temple of the 88 temple pilgrimage of Shikoku. It is known as the birthplace of Kobo Daishi, famous for founding the Shingon Sect.
Konpira-dai-gongen, which brings together worshippers of the sea god, is famous for its stone step pathway, with 785 steps to the main shrine and 1,368 steps to the rear shrine.
A station with a rare “switchback”. It a secluded station that can only be reached by train or on foot and is not used regularly by anyone other than tourists.
A gorge made by the torrents of the Yoshino River. With cherry blossoms in spring and red leaves in autumn, enjoy the scenery the gorge as it changes with the seasons.
A village where the descendants of samurai who lost at battle around 1,000 years ago were said to have lived. One of the top three great secluded areas of Japan.
The lighting within the train car looks even more beautiful in the tunnel.
Menu may differ depending on time.
Charms of the sightseeing train 01
A genuine sightseeing train for those who want to easily enjoy a fashionable excursion through the fields and mountains. Each train car has a different special motif.
Charms of the sightseeing train 02
From the rustic scenery of the Sanuki Plains, to the beautiful emerald waters of the Yoshino River, you won't be able to take your eyes off each changing masterpiece of a landscape as viewed through the train windows.
Charms of the sightseeing train 03
We offer select dishes from famous establishments of the area, who use ample amounts of local ingredients. (reservations required)
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Sights rich in history such as Zentsuji Temple and Kotohira-gu Shrine (Konpira-san), and a secluded station with a switchback (Tsubojiri Station) await you, as does the Iya-no-Kazurabashi vine bridge a little ways off the route.
Car No. 1 “Haruakari no Sho”, based on the image of new grass sprouting
Car No. 2, “Natsusugashi no Sho” and “ Fuyusugashi no Sho”, based on the image of rivers in summer and the crisp winter air
Based on the image of colorful mountains and ripened fruit “Shusai no Sho” Car No. 3
Train cars with a Japanese flair
Sightseeing train waiting room at Kotohira Station
Hospitality from the heart
Sales of original goods on board
Drop-off and pick-up from the departure and arrival stations