Sanin Course
(Shin-Osaka-bound)

A trip of myths and spectacular natural scenery

Itinerary
One night & two days, one-way trip.
Departure station
Shimonoseki Station
Final station
Shin-Osaka Station
Route
Via Sanin Line

Sanin Course (Shin-Osaka-bound)

  • Sightseeing Places
  • View Spots
  • TWILIGHT EXPRESS MIZUKAZE Route
  • Departure / Final Stations
Sanin Course (Shin-Osaka-bound)

Sea of Japan, Western Sanin Region / Fukawa Bay

Hagi Reverberatory Furnace (World Heritage Site)

Sea of Japan, Western Sanin Region / Orii Coast

Izumoshi

Lake Shinji

Mt. Daisen (Daisen-Oki National Park)

Tottori / Higashihama

Higashihama (Global Geopark)

Amarube Viaduct

  • SPOT
    Sea of Japan, Western Sanin Region / Fukawa Bay
    LOCATION
    Between Nagatoshi Station and Kiwado Station
    POINT
    An inlet located in the Kita-Nagato Kaigan Quasi-National Park. Omi-jima Island, which lies across the bay, has a wealth of spectacular sights, including caves, stone pillars and shore reefs. It is known as the Alps of the Sea.
  • SPOT
    Hagi Reverberatory Furnace
    (World Heritage Site)
    LOCATION
    Between Koshigahama Station and Higashi-Hagi Station
    POINT
    As part of their efforts to strengthen their military power, the domain of Hagi built this melting furnace for the casting of iron cannons. A registered World Heritage Site, it is an important example of industrial technology in its time.
  • SPOT
    Orii Coast
    LOCATION
    Near Orii Station
    POINT
    Located on the western tip of Shimane Prefecture’s Hamada City, this white sand coastline stretches 1 km from east to west, and is a popular bathing beach in summer. It lies just in front of Orii Station on the Sanin Main Line.
  • AREA
    Izumo
    POINT
    A visit to Izumo Taisha Shrine, famous for its dedication to the god of marriage and god of fortune in Izumo, which is known as the land where gods gather and as the home of legends.
    SPOT
    Visit to Izumo Taisha Shrine

  • SPOT
    Sunset over Lake Shinji
    POINT
    Lake Shinji has been selected as one of Japan’s top 100 sunset spots. The color of the lake surface changes throughout the day, and is at its most breathtakingly beautiful in the evening, when tinged deep red by the setting sun.
  • SPOT
    Mt. Daisen (Daisen-Oki National Park)
    POINT
    Mt. Daisen, the Chugoku region’s highest peak, is also called “Hoki Fuji”. It is a famous mountain designated as a National Park. Enjoy views of magnificent natural landscapes.
    AREA
    Tottori / Higashihama
    POINT
    We will visit the Tottori Folk Crafts Museum, which displays genuine folk crafts collected by Shoya Yoshida, the father of Tottori folk crafts. We will also visit the former Yoshida Clinic, which is not normally open to the public.
    At the Tottori Sand Dunes, which were created by nature, you can enjoy the natural beauty of patterns created by the wind. At The Sand Museum, you can see beautiful sand sculptures made by artists from around the world.
    SPOT
    Stroll on Tottori Sand Dunes, and visit to The Sand Museum (May to November)
    Visit to The Sand Museum – with commentary about the exhibits from a guide
    Visit to the former Yoshida Clinic and the Tottori Folk Crafts Museum (December to April)
    Former Yoshida Clinic – A building designed by the doctor Shoya Yoshida, who is known as the father of Tottori folk crafts.
    Tottori Folk Crafts Museum – Commentary about the exhibits from the curator
    Breakfast : Enjoy dishes made using unique ingredients from along the route at the restaurant AL MARE.

  • SPOT
    Higashihama (Global Geopark)
    LOCATION
    Between Higashihama Station and Iwami Station
    POINT
    This nature park has Global Geopark status. Enjoy the beauty of the many geographical features which were created over millions of years by the formation of the Sea of Japan.
  • SPOT
    Amarube Viaduct
    LOCATION
    Between Yoroi Station and Amarube Station
    POINT
    This approximately 40-meter-high bridge in Kami-cho, Hyogo Prefecture, is an outstanding spot from which to view the vast Sea of Japan and the beautiful mountain ranges.

MIZUKAZE bus

The exclusive MIZUKAZE bus takes guests to and from the sightseeing places. The design was supervised by Kazuya URA, the same designer who oversaw the design of the train. The exterior is MIZUKAZE green, with gold emblem lines. The interior has the same carpet design as the train, and green seats to give it a relaxing atmosphere. The bus is pleasant to ride, and it takes you to sightseeing places full of appeal.

*In addition to the MIZUKAZE bus, a bus with a restroom also runs. (The onboard facilities are the same as the MIZUKAZE bus, however the design is not the same.) The buses offer a comfortable way to travel.
*During the journey, all guests will ride the MIZUKAZE bus at least once. On the Sanin Course (Shimonoseki-bound) and the Sanyo Course (Shimonoseki-bound), guests will be transported between the destination Shimonoseki Station and Kokura Station by the MIZUKAZE bus and the bus with a restroom.
(Bus company: Chugoku JR Bus)