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Let’s take a trip in the Kansai area!!
Now it’s a good season to take a train trip!!
The Hankyu train is a local train run by the Hankyu Railway, which connects the main cities of Osaka, Kyoto, Hyogo, Umeda, Takaraduka and Kyoto.
Hankyu Railway (阪急電鉄株式会社 Hankyū Dentetsu Kabushiki Kaisha?), commonly known as Hankyū Dentetsu (阪急電鉄?), is a Japanese private railway that provides commuter and interurban service to the northern Kansai region and is one of major businesses operated by Hankyu Hanshin Holdings, Inc. The railway’s main terminal is at Umeda Station in Osaka. The signature color of Hankyu cars is maroon.
Seasonal train (21. March to 11. April in 2014)
This Hankyu train runs with a sakura head mark on the first coach every year during the sakura blooming season. Going to see beautiful sakura with this sakura train would be great.
Kyo-train (on weekends and holidays)
Kyo-train is a new train started in 2011. It’s a great train designed in a Kyoto-like fashion. Kyo-train runs between Umeda(Osaka) to Kawaramachi(Kyoto).
The inside of the Kyo-train is super Japanese. You can take this train during weekends and holidays. The Kyo-train runs 4 times a day. So if you are lucky, you can take it!
Takarazuka Kageki train (till 24. December in 2014)
The Takarazuka Revue (宝塚歌劇団 Takarazuka Kagekidan?) is a Japanese all-female musical theater troupe based in Takarazuka, Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan. Women play all roles in lavish, Broadway-style productions of Western-style musicals, and sometimes stories adapted from shōjo manga and Japanese folktales. The troupe takes its name from the Hankyu Takarazuka rail line in suburban Osaka. The company is a division of the Hankyu Railway company; all members of the troupe are employed by the company.
2014 is its 100th anniversary.www.asahi.com
Takarazuka Revue celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2014!
Takarazuka Kageki train
You can take Takarazuka Revue designed train this year!! (Takarazuka Kageki is the same meaning as Takarazuka Revue in Japanese.)