JR Ida line has been loved among Japanese train lovers for a long time. It is because the Ida line has number of Hikyo-eki stations. The stations are located in middle of nowhere and only a very few people uses. According to the Japan Hikyo-eki Ranking by the Japanese train fans, Kinno station, Chiyo station, and Tamoto station are always ranked high. Moreover, the Ida line, which goes along the Tenryu river, has number of tunnels so that there are “Hikyo-eki tour” to see around those unique and beautiful stations. Ida city, which is going to have a central station for linear motor train, will become a unique city that has both good old Hikyo-eki stations and the station of latest technology.