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Kishigawa River Line

Kishigawacho Inokuchi, Kinokawa, Wakayama Prefecture 640-0424, Japan
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Ranked #1 of 13 attractions in Kinokawa
Type: Bodies of Water
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Hong Kong, China
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63 reviews 63 reviews
32 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

What others didn't tell you was that the damn cat do go on vacation and has a schedule more relaxed than the Queen of England. We were there the first time at exactly 5pm, which was the last train out of Kishi Station. Tama wasn't in her cage, so we thought we came a little too late and that she... More

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Kinokawa, Japan
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

The Kishigawa Electric Rail has a number of themed trains; the toy train, the ichigo train, and the Tama-chan train. The latter is dedicated to Tama, the station master who resides at Kishi station. Oh, did I mention that Tama is a cat? Only in Japan!

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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

I learned about Tama the Cat, the "Super Stationmaster" of Kishi Station at the end of the Wakayama Electric Railway several years ago. The story goes that the line was nearly bankrupt due to low ridership and they got rid of the stationmasters. A local shopkeeper put a stray cat in the station, dubbed her the "stationmaster" and people from... More

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