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How to enjoy <br class='hide-ml'>in spring

Season: between March and May

In spring, the Sagano Romantic Train offers a view of the beautiful scenery combining the fragrant cherry blossoms in full bloom with fresh greenery.
Enjoy the soothing ride filled with the fragrance of the cherry blossoms and gentle spring sunlight seeping through the fresh green leaves.
The view of the clear river streams beyond the cherry blossom tunnels is truly amazing.
Treat yourself to something special and enjoy the amazing beauty of the spring season.

Cherry blossom tunnel

The cherry blossom tunnels are a particularly attractive highlight of the spring season.
In full bloom the cherry trees along the train line create an amazing scenery, almost like a tunnel of cherry blossoms.
The scenery dyed in gentle pink as the cherry blossoms dance in the wind is breathtaking. The beautiful scenery unfolds in front of you as the train makes its way along the valley, offering you a chance to enjoy the journey with all five senses.

Cherry blossom tunnel

Pleasant train ride
in spring weather

A ride on the romantic train in spring is accompanied by the fragrance of cherry blossoms and gentle sunlight. As the cheerful spring breeze brings fresh air and the gentle and alluring scent of the cherry blossoms into the train, the warm spring sunshine also warms the heart.

Pleasant train ride<br>in spring weather

How to enjoy <br class='hide-ml'>in summer

Season: June to August

Summer is the perfect time to take the Sagano Romantic Train through the thick green forests and clear streams whilst enjoying the refreshing breeze.
The fresh, lush greenery combined with the gentle murmuring of the river make summer the best season to enjoy the ride on board the romantic train with all five senses.

Fresh greenery and clear streams

The Sagano landscape, with its fresh greenery and clear streams, is a blend of natural harmony and beauty. Be soothed and relax in an atmosphere created by the sound of the crystal clear stream flowing close to you. Together with the refreshing greenery the streams create a picturesque scenery that offers a much-needed moment of respite from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Fresh greenery and clear streams

Feel the fresh summer breeze

Arguably the best part of the train ride in summer is the lovely refreshing summer breeze flowing through your hair on board the open-air train cars - a perfect way to escape the incessant summer heat.

Feel the fresh summer breeze

How to enjoy <br class='hide-ml'>in autumn

Season: September to November

In autumn the scenery as seen from the train changes quite drastically as the valley turns red and yellow with the autumn foliage. The sight of all the beautiful lush colors is quite tantalizing and stimulates the senses. Especially in the latter half of October, you can enjoy the almost mysterious scenery of the “Light Illusion Train” illumination after dusk.

Tunnel of autumn foliage

The fantastic scenery of a tunnel formed from autumn leaves on the Sagano Romantic Train is an incredible experience that makes you feel like you are traveling through an autumn painting.
As the train presses on, the trees dyed red and yellow spread gorgeously beyond the train window. The moment you pass through the tunnel of autumn leaves, you will feel as if you entered a whole different world of beauty.
The harmony of light and shadow creates a beautiful scenery as the wind shakes the autumn leaves, leaving behind an unforgettably strong impression.

Tunnel of autumn foliage

Stunning autumn scenery at sunset

The view from the train of autumn leaves illuminated by the setting sun, creating a beautiful scene of burning red and yellow is simply amazing.
The scenery of the Hozugawa Valley at dusk created by the contrast between the autumn leaves and the setting sun is quite breathtaking. As the train moves on the sky gradually changes its color, and the scenery along with the warm autumn breeze envelops your heart, making a trip on the trolley train at dusk a truly unforgettable experience.

Stunning autumn scenery at sunset

Illusionary train of light

Lighting devices installed along the route will be illuminating the vivid autumn leaves that color the valley along the river, creating an almost magical scenery. This includes the Torokko Hozukyo Station and several other locations along the route, making the Hozugawa Gorge otherwise shrouded in darkness sparkle with color. This evening illumination event offers you a whole new and fantastic view of the valley and the river, completely different from the view you get to see during the day.

Illusionary train of light

How to enjoy <br class='hide-ml'>in winter

Season: December to January

In winter the atmosphere of the Sagano Romantic Train becomes rather dignified, enabling you to enjoy the wabi-sabi atmosphere not found in any other season. With a bit of luck and good timing you may be able to enjoy the beautiful Japanese scenery with snow-covered Arashiyama in the background.

Winter illumination
as seen from the Romantic Train

Illuminations will be installed at the Trolley Hozukyo Station and several other locations along the route, creating a sparkling display of color in the valley shrouded in darkness. Come and enjoy the fantastic, almost mystical scenery created by the colorful lights along the trail.

Winter illumination<br>as seen from the Romantic Train