Japan’s Fun Train


Have you ever been on this train?

Japan Fun Train

Japan Fun Train

With the results looking nicer than most nurseries, the Japanese have taken the idea of ‘child-friendly public transport’ to the next level with these 2 beauties, both designed by Eiji Mitooka. He was the artistic force behind ‘Omoden’ (toy train) and ‘Ichigo Ec’ (strawberry train), a couple of regional trains which travel on a daily basis on the 14.3km Kishigawa line in Japan.

Japan Fun Train

Japan Fun Train

The Japanese are intent on making train travel a more comfortable experience for everyone, women and children especially, and the results are incredible.
Both trains contain hundreds of toys, TV screens showing cartoons, immaculately clean wooden flooring and cots for younger children. Call me cynical but I can’t imagine anything like this emerging in India unless it was an attraction at a theme park.

Japan Fun Train

Japan Fun Train

And here’s the ’strawberry train’ which runs on the same line.

Japan Fun Train

Japan Fun Train

Japan Fun Train

Japan Fun Train

Japan Fun Train

Japan Fun Train

via : voltras.net







3 Responses to “ Japan’s Fun Train ”

  1. OMG, I would never get off that train if I’m there xD

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  2. It looks like a very pleasant train to take a trip on.

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  3. […] Japan’s Fun Train – Want to make more people use trains? What if they were great places to be in? These two trains from Japan are great examples of using this idea to make trains more kid-friendly. But really the idea could be taken in many different directions with amazing results. […]

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