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A 2000 series DMU on a Shimanto service in 1994
Service typeLimited express
First service1988
Current operator(s)JR Shikoku, Tosa Kuroshio Railway
Line(s) usedYosan Line, Dosan Line, Nakamura Line, Sukumo Line
Rolling stock2700 series DMUs
Operating speed120 km/h (75 mph)

The Shimanto (しまんと) is a limited express train service in Japan operated by Shikoku Railway Company (JR Shikoku) and Tosa Kuroshio Railway which runs from Takamatsu to Kōchi with a few services continuing to Nakamura and Sukumo. Trains are formed of 2-car 2700 series DMUs, and sometimes are coupled with Nanpū services between Tadotsu or Utazu and Kochi.[1][2]

The Shimanto service was introduced on 10 April 1988.[3]


The main stations served by this service are as follows.

Takamatsu - Tadotsu - Kōchi - Nakamura - Sukumo

Rolling stock

Past rolling stock


  1. ^ JR新幹線&特急列車ファイル (JR Shinkansen & Limited Express Train File). Japan: Kōtsū Shimbun. 2008. p. 100. ISBN 978-4-330-00608-6.
  2. ^ a b "列車編成のご案内 (Train formation guide)" (PDF). JR Shikoku. 13 March 2021.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. ^ 列車名鑑1995 (Train Name Directory 1995). Japan: Railway Journal. August 1995.