Retro Trains Connect Present and Past
Tsuyama is a rail lover's dream destination. Visit the Tsuyama Rail Educational Museum to learn more about rail history and science. Featuring a rare roundhouse and many vintage locomotives, the nostalgic rail travel of yesteryear comes alive. Rail fans will also love Mimasaka Takio Station, a beautifully-preserved wooden station that still serves commuters. Stop out at the stone Matsuboki Bridge for a great place to take train photos.
Tsuyama Rail Education Museum
5 min. by car/
The fan-shaped roundhouse for locomotives here is a monument to yesteryear's rail travel.
Sightseeing Train "Nostalgie"
5 min. by car/
JR Tsuyama Station
Painted crimson and cream just like vintage trains. (Runs as part of the Tsuyama Line on Saturdays.)
Mimasaka Takio Station
21 minutes from Tsuyama Villa by car
(17 minutes by train from JR Tsuyama Station)
A wooden structure built in 1928, this station was used in the film "Otoko wa Tsurai Yo".
35 min. by car/
Tsuyama-shi Kamocho Sange
A popular spot with train fans, this unique bridge is made with stones.
Mimasaka Slow Life Train
5 minutes to JR Tsuyama Station from the hotel by car;
10 min. by foot.
Travel by nostalgic train along the Inbi Line (a limited event held over two days in May and November each year).
20 minutes from Tsuyama Villa by car
(20 minutes by train from JR Takano Station)/Tsuyama-shi Nara 69
A beloved local brewery with over 300 years of history, enjoy local favorite Kamoitsuha sake and Tsuyama beer.
Yanahara Fureai Kozan Park/Yanahara Kozan Museum
30 min. by car/
Kume-gun Misaki-cho Kichigahara 394-2
Slip back into the Showa era with this retro railroad experience.
Miyamoto Musashi Station
50 min. by car/
Mimasaka-shi Imaoka 384-5
This station is unique because it bears the name of a real person, which is rare across Japan.