Access to Iida and Tenryu river valley from Toyohashi, Limited Express Inaji

Limited Express Inaji is operated by JR Central 373 series.

Limited Express Inaji is operated by JR Central 373 series.

Limited Express Inaji (伊那路) is operated between Toyohashi (豊橋) and Iida (飯田) via Iida line (飯田線). This train connects most of cities and towns along Tenryu river. If you need to access to Iida, Tenryukyo and other places in Southern Shinshu region, this train may suitable for your trip.

Iida line is not well known for the tourist. And there is no world famous sightseeing spots along this line. However the scenery is breathtaking. Especially you will see Tenryu river valley and Southern Alps mountains through the window when you take this train.

This train is fully covered by Japan Rail Pass. Let’s see the details about this train.

Route, schedule and travel time

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Limited Express Inaji is operated actually only 2 round trips. Travel time is 2 hour 30 minutes from Toyohashi to Iida.

Inaji #1Inaji #3
Inaji #2Inaji #4

All trains are connected with Hikari to Tokyo on Tokaido Shinkansen at Toyohashi with a good connection time for your convenience.

Limited Express Inaji makes a stop at these following stations:
Toyohashi (豊橋) – Toyokawa (豊川) – Shinshiro (新城)- Honnagashino (本長篠) – Yuya-Onsen (湯谷温泉) – Chubu-Tenryu (中部天竜)- Misakubo (水窪) – Hiraoka (平岡) – Nukuta (温田) – Tenryukyo (天竜峡) – Iida (飯田)


Limited Express Inaji is operated by JR Central (JR Tokai) 373 series. This train is designed for general purpose. So the quality is a bit lower than the standard of limited express train fleets. There is no Green car and no walls and doors between between passenger’s cabin and exit deck either. So I don’t recommend you to reserve a seat near the exit.

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Train formation


R=Reserved ordinary seat NR=Non-Reserved ordinary seat
*This train does not have any Green car. All cars are non smoking.


Ordinary seat

Sanitary space


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