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Wonderfully unique retro trains!

Having seen a frequent 'spot' on CNN titled "60-Second Vacation" which featured Wakayama... read more

Reviewed 1 September 2018
Ulsan, South Korea
Cute colorful cat bogies local train to kishi station

This wakayama electric line link JR wakayama station to Kishi station where "tama" cat as famous... read more

Reviewed 31 July 2018
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Reviewed 1 September 2018

Having seen a frequent 'spot' on CNN titled "60-Second Vacation" which featured Wakayama Prefecture, I decided to make the short hop from South Korea across to Osaka and spend a few days exploring Wakayama and the Kii Peninsular by train. The 5-day JR-West train pass...More

1  Thank Peter320318
Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

This wakayama electric line link JR wakayama station to Kishi station where "tama" cat as famous conductorhas its own museum and cafe. It's only local line with lovely interior decoration with bookshelves, cartooned cover seats and everything that links with cat. It's only line that...More

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Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

The train and station were very cute and nice, but only for one time deal. We walked one station by country side road ( very interesting).

Thank Lily C
Reviewed 15 February 2018

It was a last minute checkout and decided to go on this off beaten track. It was so pretty and awesome for the kids and also adults. A total of 14 stations driving thru the neighbourhood of japan. At the last station, Kishii station is...More

2  Thank PEili K
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

I went to Kozaki and rode this super cute train. There were books and couches and practically a living room with a lot of cat photos and Doraemon.

Thank Faith Jessica P
Reviewed 18 August 2017

We went to Kishikawa and Tama Ekicho's station on her off day (smirk). But we bought a day-pass and checked the special trains' schedule so that we could jump on one, take some photos, jump off and wait for another one at one of the...More

2  Thank CookLight
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

Decided to go for this railway ride as we have two kids and one of them loves cats. At JR Wakayama station, head for line 9 (Wakayama Kishigawa Electric Railway). No need to purchase tickets when entering the main gates to the lines. For the...More

3  Thank haroldgoh
Reviewed 26 May 2017

Catch a cat themed train and enjoy a half hour train ride through the countryside. Make you sure you pick a day when the Cat Stationmaster is on duty. Didn't actually see the cat do any work apart from napping but he is cute, Kishi...More

1  Thank Scott B
Reviewed 22 May 2017

There have 4 trains: The strawberry, the Ume (cheery colour), the cats and the...normal car, so go check the official site before you get there. There have 2 cats in two stations, go check their working days and time before you get there (they both...More

1  Thank bird415
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Whilst the focus is definitely on Tama, Nitama and all the cute merchandise in general, Wakayama Dentetsu is a good excuse to get away from the Kansai metropolitan areas. The line runs along a diverse route (fields, river, homes). At the end of the line...More

3  Thank chathemogucat
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