Today I'm taking a rail trip to Shikoku Island from Kurashiki. The first leg is JR West's limited express service Yakumo to Okayama Station. The train is operated by the classic JNR-built 381 series tilting EMU which still keeps the flavor of the limited express train in the 70-80s. I love its train name took from a mythical story about the region the train comes from.

I booked a seat in Green Car class on the last car of the train. It was a 10-min ride to Okayama—too short to fully enjoy the KuRo 380 car that was modified to have a panoramic cockpit.