The One about Daishimae Station in Adachi

For anyone traveling to Adachi ward, especially to visit Nishiaraidaishi Soji Temple, will no doubt come to or leave from Daishimae Station. Operated by the Tobu Railway, the Tobu Daishi Line platform takes you only to Nishiarai. Opened back in 1931, the station number is TS 51. The only time the station stopped operation was during World War II, when the station was closed in May 1945 and was re-opened […]

The One about Yamashita Station in Setagaya

Traveling to Japan, I’m always fascinated by various train stations and the variety of trains that the country has. In Setagaya, Yamashita Station is right across the street from Gotokuji Station and unlike Gotokuji, has the look of a very old station. And old is the station as it was created in 1925 and has two sides, bringing people to Shimo-Takaido and Kamimachi-Sangen-Jaya. The station has gone through several names, […]

The One about Minami-Senju Station in Arakawa

Located in Arkawa, Tokyo is “Minami-Senju Station” (which means South Senju Station). Opened back in 2008, the station is operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East), Tokyo Metro and the Mtropolitan Intercity Railway Company. The primary lines is JR East Joban Line, Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line and Metropolitan Intercity Railway Tsukuba Express. Outside of the station, one will find a McDonald’s, Burger King, restaurants, a Lawson convenience store and […]

The One about Nippori Station

A station that many people use to transfer from one station to another is Nippori Station in Arakawa Ward. The station opened back on April 1, 1905 and the Keisei Station portion was opened in December 1931. Nippori Station is right next to Yanaka, an area which I have blogged about with many temples, shrines and a huge cemetery.  It is also a major hub for those coming from or […]

The One about Yurakucho Station

One of the busiest stations in Tokyo is Yurakucho Station, a railway station located in the Chiyoda Ward. The name was derived from the Meiji Era after Oda Nagato (Yurakusa), younger brother of Nobunaga Oda. Operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East) and Tokyo Metro, the station opened back in June 1910 and the subway portion opened back in 1974.  In 2001, the station became IC equipped for Suica […]

The One about Kawaguchi Station in Kawaguchi, Saitama

Located in the Saitama Prefecture in the Central Kanto Region is Kawaguchi Station, a ralway station on the Keihin-Tohoku Line and is operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East). The Station opened back in September 1910 and has an average of 80,410 passengers daily (as of 2013 and is the 55th busiest station operated by JR East). When I first visited the station, it was back in January 1999, […]

The One about Nogizaka Station in Roppongi and Nogizaka46

Perception. Sometimes when you associate certain words in the Japanese pop culture, one can easily think that the beauty will match the name. In the case of the name “Nogizaka” which means Nogi Hill, the location is named after resident and Imperial Army general, Nogi Maresuke.  Which you can read more about through this blog. But for me, the word “Nogizaka” is what I think when I hear the music […]

The One about the Itabashi Station

Located in Itabashi, Tokyo is Itabashi Station, a railway station on the Saikyo Line operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East). Established back in 1885, Itabashi leads to many restaurants, drugs stores in the area.  But also the location is host for the Senior High School – Kyoiku Gakuen and also the local County Government Office. Itabashi means “plank bridge” and is derived from the wooden span over the […]