JR Hokkaido Railway Co. operates the SL Fuyu-no-Shitsugen-go steam train service through the Kushiro Wetlands in northern Hokkaido between Kushiro and Shibecha stations.
The train service, which reopened in 2000, operates only in winter from January to March and just once a day along the 48km route, which takes around 75 minutes and costs 1,840 yen for a one-way trip. The Shibecha departure time is about 2pm.
From April to September, a diesel train, the Norokko-go travels the same route.
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Monday, April 19, 2010