Hanasaki Line is the Earth Exploration Train.
With just a single car,
why is this cozy train called the
“Earth Exploration Train”?
You will know why just 10 minutes into your ride.
After passing through residential areas,
by the time you get used to the comfortable
swaying in your seat, you will
already be surrounded by vast nature.
Occasional whistles alert you.
They are a sign you may encounter
Ezo deer running
innocently in front of the train.
The Hanasaki Line weaves its way between
the land and sea, and sometimes seems as if
it is sailing through vast wilderness.
Photograph, eat, and experience each
and every encounter with the unique natural
world formed by the sea and land,
including steep cliffs and wetlands, as well as rare
animals and plants only seen here.
A trip on the Hanasaki Line is a trip of encounters
with the earth’s unseen wonders.
There’s no day like today to
enjoy the earth along the Hanasaki Line.
Watch the 4.5-minute
Photo: Yasuyoshi Ohtaki
A photo essay on the Hanasaki Line by the photographer-writer Naomi Yano, who loves to travel by train. Get to know the recommended spots in the train and stations, as well as the special spots known only to train lovers.
Nature along the Hanasaki Line shows a different face in every moment and to every person. Take your time to enjoy the diverse faces of the earth that photographers discovered while exploring.
Finding unique local tastes is one of the best parts of exploring the earth.
You can discover new flavors every time you visit, depending on the season or station.
Here are some activities to fully enjoy the charms of the Hanasaki Line. Feel the earth as it spreads out in front of you.
Sky, sea, animals, seasonal food... Every encounter on the Hanasaki Line happens once in a lifetime. Share the moments you discover.