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Wakayama Dentetsu

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Address: Wakayama, Wakayama Prefecture
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Good excuse to go off the beaten path!

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... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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North Vancouver, Canada
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66 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 at Kishi Station, several local markets / supermarkets are within walking distance. Perfect for last... More 

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hongkong
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69 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017

Not a bad idea to visit Tama train and drop by at its cafe. The train is difference from normal train as the decoration is all about cat. However we didn't get on the train for the trip but spent time at cafe and souvenir shop which is great to visit too!

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1 Thank mayny_13
Melbourne, Australia
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284 reviews
152 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2016

Yes, children, kids will be very happy with riding train on this line and yes the best designer in Japan Eiji Mitooka designed many of it trains, from strawberry train, toy train, present train, cat train of course. But the fact is, Kishigawa line is a very ......simple railway line with no special feature, there are temples, tourist attractions en... More 

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1 Thank James C
Tokyo, Japan
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277 reviews
187 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016

1.Cat station master is day off on Wednesday & Thursday 2.4 types of Train car "Tama(Cat)","Strawberry","Toy","Plum Star" 3.Check out which train you can ride by the timetable 4.Buy 1 day ticket.Cheaper than return ticket. You can get off at any station and ride again any times. 5.Many spots to see along the railway.Look at the guide map. 6.Possible to take... More 

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Hong Kong
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1,440 reviews
557 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 692 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2016

Somebody had a dream and had this brilliant idea to revitalize an ailing regional line. Ride the Wakayama Dentetsu and feel good about it. The day passport ticket lets you drop off at any station and rejoin anywhere you like for a day. Exploring the local villages at various stops makes it really interesting. And if you catch the timings... More 

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2 Thank HKeater
Hong Kong, China
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100 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2016

If you like cats, this could be the thing for you. There is one cat, a fairly fat one, and they call him/her the station master. Views along the line is great and it is certainly something that kids love.

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1 Thank Matthew F
Singapore, Singapore
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124 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2016 via mobile

there are 4 types of trains..the normal one, the strawberry, the toy and of course..the famed tama train. we did the tama and toy train(the strawberry train was not in service that day). the deco inside the tama train was pretty cute. the toy Train wasn't impressive. Nitama Chan is located in Kishi station and is always kept behind a... More 

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HONG KONG
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1,446 reviews
883 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 276 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2016

Travelling back and forth from Wakayama to Kishi, you can either travel with the Tama Cat Train or the Strawberry Train. You will reach Kishi, the final stop, where there is the Tama Cat Museum and Cafe. Highly recommended to cat lovers!

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2 Thank Quack H
Singapore
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13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2015

If you know about the Kishigawa line, chances are you probably want to go to the terminus station of the line i.e. Kishi Station, where the Tama Museum is. The Kishigawa line is accessible from JR Wakayama (platform 9 but don't worry, just look for the paw prints and cartoons of Tama). Staff there are also very helpful and will... More 

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singapore
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2015

It took us about 2 hours to get from Osaka Namba to Kishigawa Station. There are four trains - Tama theme, strawberry theme, toy theme and a new dog theme. Except for the dog theme, the rest have lovely interiors. The Tama theme train is really one of a kind, a novelty! Bookshelves filled with comics, toys in display shelves,... More 

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