09 February 2023 Scheduled Train Cancellation
JR West will be conducting scheduled maintenance (tree cutting) along a portion of the track of the Kinokuni Line on 9 February 2023 (Thursday).
This maintenance will be carried out for the whole day of 9 February, meaning trains will be cancelled for a portion of the track.
Please note that:
★Local trains between Susami and Kushimoto Stations will not run.
★The Limited Express Kuroshio train will not run between Shirahama and Shingu Stations.
There will no shuttle buses between these stations, so please refer below for alternative methods to and from Shingu!
Coming to Shingu:
● From Shin-Osaka, take shinkansen to Nagoya Station. From Nagoya, take the Limited Express Nanki (towards Kii-Katsuura) and get off at Shingu (~4.5H)
●Take the Kuroshio to Kii-Tanabe Station. Change to the Meiko bus towards Shingu - this bus leaves twice a day, in the morning. Find the timetable here (~4.5H)
●If you miss the bus above, take a bus from Kii-Tanabe to Hongu Taisha. Change at Hongu Taisha-mae for a bus to Shingu. Find the Kii-Tanabe - Hongu timetable here. For Hongu to Shingu, click here (~5H inc. Kuroshio)
●Rental car is available from Shirahama Station to Shingu (requires International Drivers Permit or Japanese license). There are two rental car services opposite Shirahama Station (~2H to Shingu).
Going to Shin-Osaka:
●Take the Limited Express Nanki to Nagoya. From Nagoya, take the Shinkansen to Shin-Osaka. (~4.5H)
●Take the Meiko bus from Shingu to Kii-Tanabe. This bus leaves twice a day (see timetable here). Take the Kuroshio from Kii-Tanabe to Shin-Osaka (~4.5H)
●If you miss the bus above, take a bus from Shingu to Hongu Taisha (timetable here). Change buses at Hongu Taisha-mae to go towards Kii-Tanabe Station and take the Kuroshio from there (see here). (~5H)
●Rental car is available from Shingu to Shirahama Station (~2H). Take the Kuroshio up from Shirahama Station.
We hope this helps with your travel plans!