|Service type||Limited express|
|Locale||Tokaido Main Line, Sanyo Main Line, Bantan Line, Sanin Main Line|
|First service||15 March 1972|
|Current operator(s)||JR West|
|Distance travelled||214.5 km (133.3 mi) (Osaka - Kasumi) |
264.8 km (164.6 mi) (Osaka - Tottori)
|Average journey time||3 hours 30 minutes approx|
|Service frequency||3 return workings daily|
|Class(es)||Standard class only|
|Rolling stock||KiHa 189 series DMUs|
|Track gauge||1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)|
|Operating speed||120 km/h (75 mph)|
|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.
Trains stop at the following stations:
Osaka - Sannomiya - Kobe - Akashi - (Nishi-Akashi) - (Kakogawa) - Himeji - Fukusaki - Teramae - Ikuno - Wadayama - Yōka - Ebara - Toyooka - Kinosaki-Onsen - Takeno - (Satsu) - Kasumi - Hamasaka - Iwami - Tottori
New 130 km/h KiHa 189 series 3-car DMU sets were introduced on Hamakaze services from 7 November 2010.
Prior to November 2010, services were operated by 4-car KiHa 181 series DMU formations, lengthened to 5 or 7 cars in busy seasons.
As of 2021, trains are formed as shown below, with car 3 at the Osaka end.
The Hamakaze service was introduced by Japanese National Railways (JNR) on 15 March 1972.
All cars were made no-smoking from 1 June 2009.