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The Eizan Railway’s New Tourist Train, “HIEI,” Started Running on March 21st.

March 30 , 2018

The Eizan Railway, connecting Demachiyanagi Station and Mt. Hiei, a center for Japanese Buddhism, debuted a new tourist train for the first time in 21 years. The new train, called HIEI, sports cozy seats and an out of the ordinary, stylish design, and takes just 15 minutes from Demachiyanagi Station to terminal Yase-Hieizanguchi.

Just a five-minute walk from the Yase-Hieizanguchi Station, passengers will find Rurikoin Temple. The temple is famous for its autumn leaves and maples that grow clustered together along pathways on its expansive grounds. Passengers getting off at Yase-Hieizanguchi can also take a cable car, ropeway, and bus to visit the Enryaku-ji Temple complex, located at the top of Mt. Hiei.

Take a ride on this new tourist train to enjoy a relaxing trip into nature!

○Fare: \260
○Train runs about every 40 minutes during the day.
○HIEI train does not run on Tuesdays.
○Demachiyanagi Departure Times: Weekdays, (excluding Tuesdays) First Train: 6:41a.m., Last Train: 6:37p.m.
○Weekends and Holidays, First Train: 9:22a.m., Last Train: 5:37p.m.

For more details about the Eizan Railway, check out the official English webpage: https://eizandensha.co.jp/files/pdf/common/E-Guide.pdf