Fukuoka Now’s publisher Nick Szasz is the navigator for this 50-minute long NHK special on Kyushu’s Century-Old Railways. The show is entirely in English and will be broadcast 6 times on May 25 (Sat) on NHK’s international “NHK WORLD” network. The stream can also be viewed on NHK World’s website and on Apps for IOS and Android devices. Viewing times and more details here.
This is a good chance for viewers around the world to catch a glimpse of Kyushu and learn about the historic trains that can still be enjoyed today.
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Known as the Treasury of Railway Heritage, this century-old line has many historic stations and bridges, and is a popular destination for rail enthusiasts. Nick travels along the Kuma River on the Steam Locomotive Hitoyoshi; transfers to the Isaburo Shinpei, which climbs slopes using a loop and a switchback; and boards Hayato no Kaze, a limited express to arrive at Sakurajima. On the way he tastes the local ekiben lunch boxes, and experiences the magnificent natural landscape.
フクオカ・ナウ編集長ニック・サーズ、 NHKの海外向け番組「NHK ワールド」デビュー！ニックがナビゲーターを務めた九州SL列車の旅が、明日5/25（土）世界中に放映されます！NHKワールドのWEBサイトや IOS、アンドロイドのアプリでも視聴できるので、6回の放映スケジュールや詳細はここをチェックしてね。