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By train in Japan

1. Nagoya 2. Fuji & Tokyo 3. Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route 4. Toyama - Takayama - Tsuyama 5. Tsuyama - Hiroshima 6. Around Kitakyushu 7. Fukuoka 8. SL Hitoyoshi & Hisatsu line 9. Nagasaki 10. Okayama and NE Shikoku 11. Hyogo 12. Osaka 13. Cat Line 14. Nankai 15. The end

10. Okayama and NE Shikoku

On the way back from Kyushu to Osaka, we made a detour to the smallest of the four main islands, Shikoku.

Okayama. A main railway station with Shinkansen and lines to different directions, including Shikoku.
Kotoden, a standard gauge railway with three lines and vintage vehicles.
Two local JR trains passed while we were waitning for our express train.
We changed trains at a small station, Awa-Ikeda, in the Shikoku mountains.

1. Nagoya 2. Fuji & Tokyo 3. Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route 4. Toyama - Takayama - Tsuyama 5. Tsuyama - Hiroshima 6. Around Kitakyushu 7. Fukuoka 8. SL Hitoyoshi & Hisatsu line 9. Nagasaki 10. Okayama and NE Shikoku 11. Hyogo 12. Osaka 13. Cat Line 14. Nankai 15. The end

© Göran Bæckström 2014