Take the Japanese Shinkansen, get off at Kumamoto Station, and pass through the plaza to see the Kumamoto Streetcar.

Among the many streetcar lines in Japan, if you want to see a streetcar with the most diverse and colorful design, you can definitely choose the Kumamoto streetcar.

It is operated by the Kumamoto Transportation Bureau, and although it can be divided into 5 lines, it can actually be seen as 2 lines when looking at the starting and ending stations. These two lines are called line A and line B, respectively.


Tasaki Bridge Streetcar Stop


Streetcars at the stop at Gupumsa Intersection.


Streetcars in Kumamoto


A one-day pass for Kumamoto streetcars.

This is a free pass that allows you to use the tram for an unlimited number of times throughout the day.

A one-time ticket is 170 yen, and a one-day pass is 500 yen, so if you use the tram only three times, you can get your money’s worth.

The validity period is 1 year, so if you present the pass to the driver when you use it for the first time, you can start using it by scratching the year/month/day like an instant lottery ticket.

After that, you only need to show it when getting on and off.


Streetcars in Kumamoto


Shimotori shopping street close to the Torichosuji stop.


Track of the Kumamoto streetcar


Streetcar stop at Kumamoto Station in front of Shinkansen Kumamoto Station


Streetcars in Ekimae, Kumamoto.


inside of streetcar


A streetcar operating between Tasakibashi and Gengunmachi (Line A) is entering to pass through Kumamoto Ekimae.


Suidocho stop where Line A and Line B overlap


Suidocho streetcar stop

It’s a stop near Kumamoto Castle, and it’s a bit downhill.


Kengunmachi Station, the final destination of Line B.

A streetcar most suitable for the name ‘streetcar’


It is a new type of articulated streetcar of two-car and one formation. Only 2-car streetcars are guided by a crew member as shown below.