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Nov 24, 2017 - Amakusa Islands and jazz train to Kumamoto.

Fri 24th Nov. 8 -12°C, cloudy, frequent showers. We’re off to Kumamoto via the Nishitetsu express from Tenjin and the JR local from Omuta. Slower than the Shinkansen at 2.5 hrs vs 1hr, but much cheaper at ¥2,670 vs ¥5,330, and unlike the shinkansen there are nice views. The two car JR local that starts from Omuta to Yatsushiro(stops at Kumamoto) has forward facing seats, large picture windows, and travels through some very pretty countryside. At Kumamoto we boarded the two car diesel local, a real rattler, for the one hour ride to Misumi....

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