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
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2014-03-03 21:14:20
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