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Yamanote Train Green Tea

You don't normally associate the Yamanote train line with green tea, but from April 20th, this year, Mokku company have been selling their unique product of bottled Green Tea in the shape of a train. There are versions for both the…

Japan Railways

While out the other day at Ikspiari, Maihama, next to DisneyLand, I found a store that specialized in model railway parts, bus models and generally all types of accessories connected with JR Railways. Amongst the items I…

Station Concert

Passing through Shinkiba station (新木場) I saw this classical music concert inside the station building. What a great idea. If you cant get the people to come to the music, bring the music to where the people are. I recorded a…

Golf Range, Marukobashi

I tried out a new golf driving range the other day on the banks of the Tamagawa River (多摩川) near Futagotamagawa. I normally visit the Kasai Lotte Range but wanted to get the feel more of being on the course than hitting with mechanical…

No more Smoking at stations

It's April 1st tomorrow, the start of the new financial year, and JR East are putting into practice their new policy of no smoking at stations in central Tokyo. These posters were up for a while a few weeks ago, but have now disappeared. I…

JR keyrings

Found these great JR keyring chains with the station names on. The design is the same as the real display sign at the station. The product has been around for while and is officially licensed from the railway company and is designated…

When is Spring in Japan?

Whilst it sounds like an obvious question there is no real good answer for "When is Spring?". Traditionally we might look at crop cycles or blooming of new flower plants to define the changing seasons or other such events. In Japan it is…