JR Kyushu's Sonic is an express train running from Hakata Station in Fukuoka to Oita via Beppu.
The journey along Kyushu's north east coastline takes approximately 2 hours. A more scenic, though slower, inland route from Fukuoka to Beppu is the Yufuin-no-Mori.
There are two types of Sonic Express: the white model 885 and the blue model 883 (pictured). The Sonic trains have a top speed of 130kph. Along with a number of other trains in Kyushu, the Sonic Express was designed by Eiji Motooka.
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