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Monthly Feature Story-October 2018-Railway Day

Cultural Tips-Railway Day

October 14th is Railway Day. The first railway in Japan was between Shinbashi and Yokohama station and opened on this day in 1872. In 1994, Raiway Day was designated to commemorate the opening of the railway services and to pray for its development.

In October, the Railway Day Executive Committee is organized by railway companies, related organizations and the government. It holds various railway evnts, across Japan to try to win people's affection for the railway and to gain deeper understanding and interest in the railway's role in society.

At these events, many original railway items are exhibited and sold. You can experience driving a train with a simulator. There are also some shows or games for kids. So families, as well as railway enthusiasts and train supporters, can have a wonderful time there.





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