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train station conductor is a CAT!!

Tama, the cat is a train station conductor since 2015. He rests on every Wednesday and Thursday... read more

Reviewed 10 August 2018
Katherine C
via mobile
Super cat as train station conductor

The station building is built with a bark roof, cafe and museum is well organized and enjoy Tama... read more

Reviewed 31 July 2018
Bangkok, Thailand
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803 Kishigawacho Kodo, Kinokawa 640-0413, Wakayama Prefecture
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 26 November 2015

First off, I'll be honest and say you'd either have to be 1 ) a die-hard cat lover or 2 ) have the time for a lazy day out of central Osaka in order to be interested to come here. Fortunately, I qualified for both....More

9  Thank butterpies
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Reviewed 13 November 2014

Check the train schedules and pop on the Tama station. It's very cute, all the decor related to the Tama the station master. Take the electric rail from Wakayama station pathform 9. You can buy the tickets from the counter. If you intend to go...More

3  Thank MOUSEAK
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Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

so cute! i have met Nitama also here! even this little puffy sleep all the time! feel a bit sorry for him that he have to stay in a glass box all the time have a shop close to station don’t forget to buy some...More

Thank Yveshann
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

Tama, the cat is a train station conductor since 2015. He rests on every Wednesday and Thursday. Also, he on duty only from 10:00 to 16:00. There is a cafe about Tama next to the station.It sells desserts and drinks. It closes before 6pm. If...More

Thank Katherine C
Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

The station building is built with a bark roof, cafe and museum is well organized and enjoy Tama cat duty and its cute manner here. There is also cute souvenirs for purshase and locally sourced ingredients juice and gelato.

Thank jajavalB
Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

Half day morning early summer that you can take most cute train to visit Captain Ni Tama at Kishi Station. Don’t forget to try Soft Cream from the small opposite shop with the Station. Very delicious. Highly recommend!!!

Thank NanaSinkijtana
Reviewed 16 June 2018

Wifey said a trip to 和歌山県 is NOT complete w/o visiting this! So after 和歌山城 we travelled here; to see the famous (cat) station. It is on Kuroshio Line and we took the cutie Electric Railway train that was reworked cat- themed. A cozy little...More

Thank JimmySumKahWai
Reviewed 27 April 2018

I came straight from KIX Airport (Osaka) to see the famous station and cat. It took me three trains, but the last one was really fun. My Wakayama Electric Railway train was Monster themed and nicely restored. Arriving at Kishi station I immediately found the...More

Thank platypus150
Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

With a few spare hours we decided to check out the cat and it exceeded expectations. The train is beautifully decorated, the ride nice through the country side, lots of souvenirs to buy and places to eat. But Nitama wasn't wearing a uniform nor making...More

Thank KazCI
Reviewed 25 June 2017

Interesting cosy station with Nitama station master onsite to welcome all visitors locally and around the world. There's a nice tama café in the station for rest while waiting for next train ride, eg, Strawberry train, toy train. The little town around the train station...More

1  Thank Picolla2014
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

It's a very cozy little station that has a cat, Nitama, as a stationmaster. The station building's facade is so unique and has it's own souvenir shop as well as Tama themed cafe with cat themed furnitures. We enjoyed our coffee and strawberry shaved ice...More

1  Thank Carol T
Reviewed 17 November 2016

If you check the net on Tama the cat & the background story of how they say, a cat saved the railway & helped a bunch of rural towns, not to lose their train line. Very interesting. Yes, it's a cat station. But worth while...More

3  Thank dutchiedonuts
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