TWLIGHT EXPRESS MIZUKAZE runs through the Sanyo and Sanin regions, which have a wealth of history, culture and spectacular natural landscapes.
As the day flows from morning to evening, savor the passing scenery in all its seasonal expressions over a sumptuous meal in the dining car, while enjoying the fresh breeze on the observation deck, or relaxing in the lounge car or the comfort of your room.

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  • Sanin Course
  • Sanyo Course
  • SPOT
    Akashi Kaikyo Bridge
    (Setonaikai National Park)
    LOCATION
    Between Tarumi Station
    and Maiko Station
    COURSE
    Sanyo Course / Sanyo and Sanin Course
    POINT
    The world’s longest suspension bridge with a span of 3,911 m. It connects Kobe City and Awaji Island. The contrast between the colossal bridge, the sea and the sky and the greenery of the island is a stunning sight seen nowhere else.
  • SPOT
    Wake
    LOCATION
    Between Yoshinaga Station
    and Wake Station
    COURSE
    Sanyo Course / Sanyo and Sanin Course
    POINT
    Wake, Okayama Prefecture, is blessed with an abundance of nature. The sweeping views of the idyllic Japanese countryside from the train windows will soothe your mind.
  • SPOT
    Onomichi Channel(Setonaikai National Park)
    LOCATION
    Between Higashi-Onomichi Station
    and Itozaki Station
    COURSE
    Sanyo Course / Sanyo and Sanin Course
    POINT
    The channel separates central Onomichi and Mukai-shima Island. Many movies and TV dramas have been set in this stunning location, which features sights including the Onomichi Bridge straddling the channel, shipyards on Mukai-shima Island and ferries traveling back and forth.
  • SPOT
    Seto Inland Sea / Obatake Seto
    (Setonaikai National Park)
    LOCATION
    Between Obatake Station
    and Yanai Station
    COURSE
    Sanyo Course
    POINT
    Located between Yanai City and Suo-Oshima Island, the strait boasts one of Japan’s three fastest tidal streams. The ships sailing under Oshima Ohashi, the world’s second longest continuous truss bridge, create a magnificent sight.
  • SPOT
    Amarube Viaduct
    LOCATION
    Between Yoroi Station
    and Amarube Station
    COURSE
    Sanin Course / Sanyo and Sanin Course
    POINT
    This approximately 40-meter-high bridge in Kami-cho, Hyogo Prefecture, is an outstanding spot from which to view the vast Sea of Japan and the beautiful mountain ranges.
  • SPOT
    Higashihama
    (Global Geopark)
    LOCATION
    Between Higashihama Station
    and Iwami Station
    COURSE
    Sanin Course
    POINT
    This nature park has Global Geopark status. Enjoy the beauty of the many geographical features which were created over millions of years by the formation of the Sea of Japan.
  • SPOT
    Sea of Japan, Western Sanin Region
    LOCATION
    Near Orii Station
    COURSE
    Sanin Course / Sanyo and Sanin Course
    POINT
    Located on the western tip of Shimane Prefecture’s Hamada City, this white sand coastline stretches 1 km from east to west, and is a popular bathing beach in summer. It lies just in front of Orii Station on the Sanin Main Line.
  • SPOT
    Hagi Reverberatory Furnace
    (World Heritage Site)
    LOCATION
    Between Koshigahama Station
    and Higashi-Hagi Station
    COURSE
    Sanin Course
    POINT
    As part of their efforts to strengthen their military power, the domain of Hagi built this melting furnace for the casting of iron cannons. A registered World Heritage Site, it is an important example of industrial technology in its time.
  • SPOT
    Sea of Japan, Western Sanin Region / Fukawa Bay
    LOCATION
    Between Nagatoshi Station
    and Kiwado Station
    COURSE
    Sanin Course
    POINT
    An inlet located in the Kita-Nagato Kaigan Quasi-National Park. Omi-jima Island, which lies across the bay, has a wealth of spectacular sights, including caves, stone pillars and shore reefs. It is known as the Alps of the Sea.