The One about Utsunomiya Station in Tochigi

In the northern Kanto region of Japan, Utsunomiya is more or less the gyoza capital with over 200 gyoza restaurants in the city alone and is known for having one of the oldest shrines with the Utsunomiya Futarayama Shrine was founded in 353 AD. But its history is of interest to historians as burial mounds from the Kofun period are found in the borders of the area, the area was […]

The One about Gotokuji Station in Setagaya

Back in 1927, Gotokuji Station in Setagaya, Tokyo was created. Designated as station OH 10 and is on the Odakyu Odawara Line, from the station, you can go to Machida, Hon-Atsugi, Odawara, Hakone-Tozan Railway, Hakone-Yumoto, Odakyu Tama Line – Karakida, Odakyu Enoshima Line Fujisawa and Katase-Enoshim or the opposite way to Shinjuku, Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line – Ayase or Joban Line – Toride. There is only one ticket gate and […]

The One about the Yamanote Line Challenge

In Tokyo, the Yamanote Line is no doubt the most convenient, most busiest and most important railway loop line. Operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR east), the Yamanote Line was created in 1885 and currently goes to 29 stations. Back in 1872, the railroad would go from Shinagawa Station to Yokohama Station.  By 1883, Ueno Station opened and by 1885, Shibuya, Shinjuku, Itabashi and Meguro Station was added. Back […]

The One about Sangen-jaya Station in Setagaya

When going to Sangen-Jaya Station in Setagaya, Tokyo, one of the things you’ll notice that it’s right at Carrot Tower and it looks quite new from the outside. In truth, Sangen-Jaya Station has been around since March 1907 (Meiji 37) and the rail line was originally known as the Tamagawa Line and is operated by the private railway operator Tokyo Corporation. By January 1925 (Taisho 14), the Setagaya Line was […]

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 Metropolitan 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 […]