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, Gifu – 高山市、岐阜県

Takayama (高山市) is one of my favorite cities in Japan. So this blog page will be pretty long and will have links to other pages in this website that's related to Takayama. Takayama is located in the mountainous Hida (飛騨) region in Gifu Prefecture (岐阜県). The area surrounding Takayama had been settled as far as... 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 →

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