Bungo Mori Roundhouse


242-7 Hoashi, Kusu, Kusu District, Oita 879-4403
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Open Hours
24 Hours
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About this sight

Completed in 1934, Bungo Mori Roundhouse is a former turning station for steam locomotives and has been featured the animations 'Nisekoi' and more recently 'Love Live!'.

At its peak, 25 steam locomotives carried over 5,000 passengers per day along this line, however with the transfer to diesel-powered trains, it was closed in 1970.

Inside the park, there is a railway museum, where you can learn more about the history of the Roundhouse, what's evening cooler is it was built by Eiji Mitooka, designer of the Seven Stars luxury train in Kyushu.