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KiHa 189 series on a Hamakaze service, November 2010
Service typeLimited express
LocaleTokaido Main Line, Sanyo Main Line, Bantan Line, Sanin Main Line
First service15 March 1972
Current operator(s)JR West
Former operator(s)JNR
Kasumi, Tottori
Distance travelled214.5 km (133.3 mi) (Osaka – Kasumi)
264.8 km (164.6 mi) (Osaka – Tottori)
Average journey time3 hours 30 minutes approx
Service frequency3 return workings daily
On-board services
Class(es)Standard class only
Disabled accessYes
Seating arrangements2+2
Sleeping arrangementsNone
Catering facilitiesNone
Observation facilitiesNone
Entertainment facilitiesNone
Other facilitiesToilets
Rolling stockKiHa 189 series DMUs
Track gauge1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
Operating speed120 km/h (75 mph)[1]
Track owner(s)JR West

The Hamakaze (はまかぜ) is a limited express train service in Japan operated by West Japan Railway Company (JR West), which runs from Osaka to Kasumi and Tottori.[1]


Trains stop at the following stations:

OsakaSannomiyaKobeAkashi – (Nishi-Akashi) – (Kakogawa) – HimejiFukusakiTeramaeIkunoWadayamaYōkaEbaraToyookaKinosaki-OnsenTakeno – (Satsu) – KasumiHamasakaIwamiTottori

  • Only the Hamakaze No. 5 stops at Nishi-Akashi and Kakogawa.
  • Trains also stop at Kakogawa and Satsu during winter.

Rolling stock[edit]

New 130 km/h KiHa 189 series 3-car DMU sets were introduced on Hamakaze services from 7 November 2010.[2]

Prior to November 2010, services were operated by 4-car KiHa 181 series DMU formations, lengthened to 5 or 7 cars in busy seasons.[1]


As of 2021, trains are formed as shown below, with car 3 at the Osaka end.[3]

Hamakaze 1 – 6[edit]

Car No. 1 2 3
Accommodation Reserved Reserved Reserved
Facilities     Wheelchair-accessible toilet
  • All cars are standard class.
  • All seats are reserved.
  • All cars are no-smoking.
  • Trains run as 6-car formations during busy periods.


A KiHa 181 series DMU on a Hamakaze service, 1983

The Hamakaze service was introduced by Japanese National Railways (JNR) on 15 March 1972.[4]

All cars were made no-smoking from 1 June 2009.[5]


  1. ^ a b c JR新幹線&特急列車ファイル [JR Shinkansen & Limited Express Train File]. Japan: Kōtsū Shimbun. 2008. p. 92. ISBN 978-4-330-00608-6.
  2. ^ 特急「はまかぜ」新型車両展示会の開催について [Details of new "Hamakaze" train display] (in Japanese). JR West. 10 September 2010. Archived from the original on 14 September 2010. Retrieved 16 September 2010.
  3. ^ "はまかぜ:JRおでかけネット". jr-odekake.net. Retrieved 9 October 2021.
  4. ^ 列車名鑑1995 [Train Name Directory 1995]. Japan: Railway Journal. August 1995. ISBN 978-4-330-00608-6.
  5. ^ 在来線特急列車などの全席禁煙化ならびに在来線ホームの禁煙化の拡大について [Expansion of no-smoking on trains and platforms] (in Japanese). JR West. 26 March 2009. Archived from the original on 29 March 2009. Retrieved 16 March 2010.

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