Kyoto Streetcar

1. Randen is the name given to Kyoto streetcars on the Arashiyama and Kitano lines. It used to be a nickname fondly used by the locals, but in 2007, the name was officially adopted.

2. Local workers and students use the Randen for daily commutes. However, since it runs through many notable sites and beautiful spots, such as places famous for cherry blossoms and autumn colors, it is also used by many sightseers.

3. Compared with trains that run on dedicated tracks, Randen runs slowly and quietly. Passengers can enjoy the scenery that passes by the windows.

4. Randen is famous for having many difficult station names. Unless they live in the area, even the Japanese have trouble reading all the names correctly.

5. A tetsucon (train car matchmaking party) has been held periodically since fall 2012. By offering young people an opportunity to meet those of the opposite sex, this might help alleviate Japan’s falling birthrate.

2013-02-19 19:14:17
哇嗚~紫色電車! KYOTO STREETCAR: http://www.ana-cooljapan.com/traditions/ Do you think Kyoto Streetcar of Japan is cool? Visit our special site and vote! Real Japan is even cooler! Why don’t you visit Japan on All Nippon Airways?
2014-03-03 21:14:20
That's cute! KYOTO STREETCAR: http://www.ana-cooljapan.com/traditions/ Do you think Kyoto Streetcar of Japan is cool? Visit our special site and vote! Real Japan is even cooler! Why don’t you visit Japan on All Nippon Airways?
147
12
24
I am your Yuzen
友禅の色
Maiko documentary
舞妓
Modern jikatabi
モダン地下足袋
Jidai Matsuri
時代祭
Character bento
キャラ弁
Shrine visit
参拝
Kaminari-mon
雷門
Ramen (Japanese soup noodles)
ラーメン
Roppongi Hills
六本木ヒルズ
Harajuku girl
原宿ガール
Architecture Street
建築ストリート
Tokyo Sky Tree
東京スカイツリー
Umi-budoh
海ぶどう
International Avenue
国際通り
Taketomi Island
竹富島
Steakhouse
ステーキハウス
Denmark
Super Mario Bros.
Indonesia
Kamen Rider The Next
Japan
Kinnikuman
Japan
(Original)
Harajuku girl leads next-generation kawaii.
Toybox kawaii shop shows people power.
The color wizard behind 80s kawaii revival.
How global fans see Japan: kawaii heaven.
BRAIN WAVE CAT EARS
cutting-edge tech joins Japan’s “fetish” (moe) culture
NEXT GENERATION
TOYOTA x STUDIO4°C collaboration begins a new PES Project called “Next Generation”
OTAKU CAMERA
the app that makes anyone a manga character
SPACE BROTHERS
super-popular manga depicts the dreams of youths dedicated to space
Candycrafts
あめ細工
Elevator attendants
エレベーターアテンダント
Nambu ironware
南部鉄器
Cosmetics
化粧品
RICE CAKES
TEMPURA
天婦羅
URUSHI
漆芸
RICE VINEGAR
お酢
TABAIMO
HISASHI TENMYOUYA
Nerhol
YAYOI KUSAMA
SANJA MATSURI
AWA ODORI
NEBUTA MATSURI
NACHI-NO-OGI MATSURI