Steam Locomotives in Mooka
The locomotive nicknamed “Cotton Way”
Since its debut as the nation’s first local line in 1912， the Mooka line has operated daily. Two models of Mooka steam locomotive run on weekends and holidays when many tourists come to see them working as they have for 100 years. In spring， the railway track is almost wrapped in pink cherry blossoms and the ground a shade of yellow with the spreading rapeseed field. The colour contrast attracts many photographers.
|2474-1 Daimachi， Mooka-city， Tochigi (Mooka Railway)
|SL operated on weekends and holidaysShimodate to Mogi (outbound) depart Shimodate station at 10:35Mogi to Shimodate (inbound) depart Mogi station at 14:26
|train fare and tickets for SL (Adult 500yen， Child under 12s 250yen) essentialPrior reservation required
The eastern area is famous for its abundant flowers and traditional Mashiko pottery. Seasonal charms welcome tourists throughout the year with flowers such as cherry blossoms and wisterias in spring and some of the nation’s most beautiful autumn foliage.