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Cycle train now in operation! (Limited time: Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays from March 30th to June 30th, 2024)

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"Kurogin (KU RO GI N)" will debut on March 20, 2024! Kurogin is the first Heisei Chikuho Railway train to be equipped with a bicycle rack, and was created by modifying car No. 501 (Heichiku Roman).

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Nogata Station About 1.5 hours from Fukuoka Airport About 1 hour from Hakata Station on the Fukuhoku Yutaka Line, no transfers Heisei Chikuho Railway Nogata Station - Ita Line - Tagawa Line Nogata Station - Tagawa Ita Station (Ita Line) About 40 minutes, fare 460 yen Tagawa Ita Station - Reiwa Costa Yukuhashi Station (Tagawa Line) About 1 hour, fare 640 yen

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Fukuoka Airport

Take the Fukuoka City Subway Airport Line from Fukuoka Airport to Hakata Station, which is two stops away. It takes about six minutes to get to Hakata Station. The fare is 260 yen.
1. From Fukuoka Airport Domestic Terminal South to Hakata Station, take the "Nishitetsu Rapid Bus to Hakata Station." The ride takes about 10 minutes and costs 270 yen.

2. From Fukuoka Airport International Terminal to Hakata Station A, take the AIRPORT BUS bound for Nishitetsu Tenjin Expressway Bus Terminal. The ride takes about 20 minutes and costs 270 yen.

3. From Fukuoka Airport Bus Stop to Hakata Bus Terminal, take the Nishitetsu Bus bound for Hakata Station. The ride takes about 13 minutes and costs 270 yen.

Please note that timetables and travel times may vary depending on the season and traffic conditions.

Hakata Station

From Hakata Station to Nogata Station Take the Fukuhoku Yutaka Line from platform 8 at Hakata Station (towards Chojabaru and Shin-Iizuka)
The ride takes about an hour and costs 950 yen.

Nogata Station

Spend a night in Nogata. How about renting a whole house and relaxing?


Bouton/Bokakuan homepage here!

Book your stay through here!

Book your stay through Airbnb here!

You can also rent bicycles.


The design concept is "coal," which was the driving force behind the development of this region until half a century ago.

"KUROGIN" is inspired by anthracite, the purest type of coal, with a sparkling surface.

Coal was once called "black diamond," so the logo and other designs feature diamonds.

The trains, with their predominant black and silver exterior and interior, will shine as a driving force for new development along the line, connecting people and the region.

There are seven long seats and folding seats, with a capacity of 117 people.

When not in use, the folding seats become a bike rack that can hold up to five bikes.

Cycle train reservation site

Currently, this offer is available for a limited time .

Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays from Saturday, March 30, 2024 to Sunday, June 30, 2024 *Not available on weekdays.

How to Use

① Online reservations must be made by 5pm the day before the day of use.

*Applications will not be accepted over the phone or at station counters.

*Cannot be used without a reservation.

② Get on and off the train/station you have reserved. (You can bring your bicycle with you.)

③ Please hold the bicycle securely by yourself.

There are also other requests and rules that we would like you to follow when using the service, so please check the "Heichiku Net" homepage for more information.

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Bouton/Bokakuan is a space created by renovating a former craft store and residence in a corner of a shopping street in Nogata City, Fukuoka Prefecture. The banks of the Onga River, which flows through the center of the city, and Mount Fukuchi, which can be viewed from the riverbed, are very beautiful. The city center, where time flows peacefully, is a place where you can spend your time at a leisurely pace. I enjoy listening to people's stories, reading books, taking photos, and taking walks. I also cherish my time by tending to the garden at Bokakuan. Please come and have a nice chat and share some quiet time together.

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