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The debut of the steam locomotive ‘TAIJU’ along Tobu Kinugawa Line

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The debut of the steam locomotive ‘TAIJU’ along Tobu Kinugawa Line

The steam locomotive ‘TAIJU’ will debut on August 10, 2017! This event has the historical aspect since the revival of the steam locomotive along Tobu Line is for the first time in this half-century. The steam locomotive ‘TAIJU’ makes you enjoy retro atmosphere of the period when the steam locomotive operates energetically.

The stage of the revival is Nikko-Kinugawa areas. Nikko is famous for its great nature and Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples, which are registered as the world heritage, and Kinugawa is also popular for sightseeing with great Onsen (hot-springs) which will rests your tiredness of travel. The collaboration of the steam locomotive and these fascinating places is a must-see!

You can easily have fun with the steam locomotive ‘TAIJU’ thanks to its great access; With Tobu’s limited express ‘Revaty’ and ‘SPACIA’, it takes only about 2 hours with no transfer from popular tourist sites in TOKYO such as Asakusa and TOKYO SKYTREE.

Why don’t you visit Nikko-Kinugawa areas and take the steam locomotive ‘TAIJU’ in this summer? Tobu railway promises that they will provide you with the experience which you never go through anywhere else!

 The following is the brief outline about the steam locomotive ‘TAIJU’:

The date of debut August 10 (THU), 2017
Running Sections Between Shimoimaichi Station and Kinugawa-Onsen Station (Tobu Kinugawa Line)
Required Time 35minuites
Number of Running Days About 100 days (mainly on holidays) in 2017

*For more information, please check official website. (Japanese Only)



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Tobu Railway's massive network extends through Tokyo as well as four surrounding prefectures: Chiba, Saitama, Tochigi, and Gunma. With 463.3 kilometers of operating track, Tobu is Kanto's largest private railway and is used by commuters, students, business travelers, and tourists. Tobu Railways is one of many companies that is part of the Tobu Group, which also operates health clubs, golf courses, theme parks, and hotels. These include Tobu World Square, where the world's most famous structures are re-created at 1:25 scale; the Courtyard Marriott Ginza Tobu Hotel and the Tobu Hotel Levant Tokyo, operated in partnership with the Marriott Group. The Tobu Group also develops and manages condominiums, housing developments, department stores, and various other properties along its railways and in Tokyo as well.