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Shinkansen iPhone case

Great idea here for a novel product. A Shinkansen Zero case for the iPhone or iTouch. They also had some versions of this for Chuo Line and I think Keihin Tohoku Line. I couldn't see any for the Yamanote Line on display.…

Pokemon Yamanote Train

Each year at summer, Nintendo and JR hold a stamp rally for the kids. The stamp rally requires the children to collect rubber stamp imprints for each section of the Pokemon card which they can collect at most JR stations in Tokyo.…

Chiba Monorail

I visited a friend in Chiba and got the chance to ride the Chiba monorail recently. There are a few monorails in Japan, some that run above the tracks and some that hang underneath them. When you board the train you dont…

Railway Construction

There has been a lot of railway construction going on recently around Shibuya station. The Fukutoshin (副都心線) line construction was completed between Wako and Shibuya linking through Ikebukuro (池袋) and Shinjuku san-chome (新宿三丁目). The…

Sushi Train at home

If you have eaten sushi you probably experienced the conveyor belt that carries the sushi plates around the counter at kaiten-sushi (回転寿司) chains. Then there are the stores, particularly some overseas stores, that have a train carrying…

E5 Shinkansen + Quiz answers

The first media test run of the new E5 Shinkansen was on the 17th June, 2009. The Sankei Newspaper had some good photos you can see. Click on the arrow buttons to see the rest of the photos on their site. The E5 Series Shinkansen…

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…

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…