Japan's new 'Kyotrain' to include traditional wooden house design
Japan's newest sightseeing train is designed like a traditional wooden townhouse in Kyoto.
KYOTO, JAPAN — Japan's Hankyu Railway has announced plans to operate the second-generation of the "Kyotrain", named the "Kyo-train GARAKU" from March of next year.
The train's interior is themed "Japanese Modern, "Kyomachiya," which refers to the wooden townhouses traditionally found in Kyoto in the 1950's.
The carriages will include circular windows and a mini Japanese garden.Each of the six carriages will depict Kyoto's changes across the seasons with one depicting autumn and maple leaves while another depicts winter and bamboo
The train will travel between Osaka Umeda Station and Kyoto Kawaramachi Station.
Passengers will not need to pay extra or book a reservation to experience the luxurious interior of the new "Kyo-train."
Tickets will only cost about 400 yen or around US$4.
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