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— by Jess: When touring around the Kansai area, there’s a whole lot to see and not always enough time. A popular way to ensure that you don’t waste precious time during your trip is to travel by sightseeing train.
The Kyo-train, ran by Hankyu railways, is a sightseeing express which allows you to take in the scenery while enjoying a luxury atmosphere. The Kyo-train GARAKU, which has recently started running, is the second edition, which will go between Osaka Umeda and Kyoto Kawaramachi.
With the concept of fully immersing passengers in a Kyoto atmosphere as soon as they step foot on the train, the interior theme is ‘Japanese Modern, Kyomachiya’. Kyomachiya are wooden townhouses which were common in Kyoto before the 1950s…
Image courtesy of Hankyu Railway
April 24, 2019