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Top 15 Things to Do in Akihabara, the Home of Japanese Pop Culture

If there’s one thing that Japan is known for overseas aside from sushi (寿司), it’s the otaku (オタク) culture. Not familiar with the word otaku? Think manga (漫画), anime (アニメ), cosplay (コスプレ) and themed cafés. While Tokyo (東京) is most certainly not short of any of this, the number one spot for getting your geek…

How the Shinkansen ’Shapes Up’ Against the French and Chinese High-Speed Rail

Japan, China, and Europe all have high-speed rail connectivity for people to travel faster to their destinations. There are quite a few differences between the French TGV, the Japanese Shinkansen and the Chinese High-Speed Rail (HSR). Let’s have a look at them and see what makes the Japanese Shinkansen unique among all. History terra-asia.ru/ Out…

eKids – New Children Train Tracking System for the Worried Parents

The Reason Behind When it comes to their own children, parents are constantly worrying: is my child hungry, did he or she do the homework, are his or her friends trustworthy? Japan is taking it to a new extreme, with its famous kyoiku-mama (教育ママ, “education-oriented mothers”) who constantly monitor their children’s education and have their…

Nitama – Japan’s Second Feline Station Master

Wakayama prefecture is located in Kansai region, Honshu. Wakayama Electric Railway Co. runs a service across Wakayama prefecture and back in 2006 it was really struggling. This resulted in many of it’s stations being destaffed, i.e. just ticket machines and no humans there to help. At Kishi Station Toshiki Koyama, who had taken over the…

Feline Station Master Tama Passes Away; 3,000 People Attend the Funeral

June 22, 2015 the most famous feline of Japan passed away. Tama the Cat’s passing was all over the news, including international, making her gain more popularity upon her death. en.wikipedia.org/ But what has made Tama so popular in all of Japan that more than 3,000 people attended her Shinto-style funeral? Tama the Cat’s story…

Budget Traveling: What Railcard to Use in Japan

Japan has an amazing and extensive public transportation system, being famous for the Shinkansen, or bullet train which is the fastest train in the world. It might seem overwhelming at first when you come to plan your trip due to all the different options for travel, today I will focus on getting around Japan by…

The Biggest Railway Museum, Yokohama

Yokohama is known for gorgeous views, multiple ramen museums (both cup of noodle and the infamous ramen museums are situated there), and not to mention Chinatown. There is a hidden gem in the midst of the usual Yokohama tourist destinations and is well worth a visit. The Hara Model Railway Museum Author’s photo The Hara…