Sonic Train From Hakata to Oita
Sonic Train From Hakata to Oita ソニック: JR Kyushu's Sonic is an express train running from Hakata Station in Fukuoka to Oita via Beppu.
Sonic Train From Hakata to Oita ソニック
The journey along Kyushu's north east coastline takes approximately two hours. A more scenic, though slower, inland route from Fukuoka to Beppu is on the Yufuin-no-Mori.
There are two types of Sonic Express: the white model 885 and the blue model 883 (pictured above). The Sonic trains have a top speed of 130 kph.
Along with a number of other trains in Kyushu, the Sonic Express was designed by Eiji Motooka. His other classic trains include the Yufuin no Mori, the Kawasemi-Yamasemi and the luxurious Seven Stars.