Diorama Kyoto Japan, Arashiyama

While we were waiting for the Sagano Romantic Train ,  we noticed that there's train diorama gallery in the same building as the Saga Torokko Station. Being a big fan of trains, I vehemently insisted that we go inside and have a look Inside we found a HYUUUGE train diorama made of HO scale trains. The... Continue Reading →

Takayama Jinya, 高山陣屋

Takayama Jinya is a restored government building dating back to the Edo period (江戸時代) . A jin'ya (陣屋) - not to be confused with jinja (神社) - a shinto shrine - was the administrative headquarters of a small area or domain under the Tokugawa shogunate. A domain that is assessed to potentially generate 30,000 koku... Continue Reading →

Japan Train Station Stamps

Stamps are a big thing in East Asian countries, especially in Japan. Instead of hand written signatures, you'll be using hanko or stamps for documents. Everyone has their own personalized stamps for documents. Not only people, stations also have their own stamps. The stamps are usually located on a stand near one of the entrances... Continue Reading →

Shirakawago – 白川郷

Shirakawago is one of several historic mountain villages in Japan. It is located in the village of Shirakawa (白川村), Gifu Prefecture (岐阜県) in the center of Japan. The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go and Gokayama are registered as part of UNESCO World Heritage Site since December 1995. The name refers to three separate villages in Japan.... Continue Reading →

Japan Rail Pass

What's a JR Pass/Japan Rail Pass? Its a transportation pass offered by Japan Railways (JR) group which allows users to ride on almost all JR trains in Japan without having to pay individual fares. There are some exceptions such as the Nozomi and Mizuho shinkansen/bullet trains or some segments of JR Hashidate train. How much... Continue Reading →

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