The Train Depot at Nakanocho

The train depot by Nakanocho Station is home to cute vintage trains. Continue reading The Train Depot at Nakanocho

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The Aliens and Fish Shrines of Choshi Dentetsu (Video)

Out in Chiba, there’s a train line that takes you to tacky fish shrines and roof decks where you can summon aliens. Oh, and beautiful coastal views, too. Continue reading The Aliens and Fish Shrines of Choshi Dentetsu (Video)

Where to Find Moomin Train Stamps along the Isumi Line

Part of the joys of being a train enthusiast in Japan is collecting train stamps. Sounds pretty geeky, but it can get quite addictive as you keep traveling. I bought my train stamp book from Maruzen and have been using it as one of the ways to record my travels. Continue reading “Where to Find Moomin Train Stamps along the Isumi Line”

How to Ride the Moomin Train in Chiba

Isumi Railway is best known for its Moomin Train, fashioned after the beloved Finnish series of the same name. Running along the Bōsō Peninsula, these yellow train cars take its passengers through Chiba’s green fields and historic towns, and is especially popular in spring as cherry and rape blossoms (菜の花) frame the landscape.

In my last entry, I posted a video of what traveling on board the Moomin Train was like. Here, I get down to the details. Continue reading “How to Ride the Moomin Train in Chiba”