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Information Center きよせカタクリまつり
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A short walk from the Information Center is Area C (C-chiku), a flat area of woods with katakuri flowers in bloom. C地区
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They even provide a small deck for you to stand on to see the flowers. C地区
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Among the trees and grass, you can see the small purple flowers. C地区
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It is getting rarer to see these flowers in Tokyo. Kiyose has an active movement to help preserve and nuture these flowers every year.
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Memorial for military dogs which died.
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Japanese dog's tooth violet (katakuri or Erythronium japonicum)
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Kasai Rinkai Park waterfront
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Japanese dog's tooth violet (katakuri or Erythronium japonicum)
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Kasai Rinkai Park waterfront
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Shibuya Station, Hachiko Square
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The flower is a member of the lily family, not really a violet.
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Kasai Rinkai Park waterfront
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A short walk away is Area B which is a wooded slope with the flowers growing wild. B地区
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Tiny purple flowers on the slope
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Kasai Rinkai Park waterfront
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Bridge to swimming beaches at Kasai Kaihin Park.
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Kasai Rinkai Park waterfront. 葛西臨海公園
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Dog's tooth violet on a slope
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Kasai Kaihin Park beach. It's not Hawaii, but better than nothing. 葛西海浜公園
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Top view of Japanese dog's tooth violet (katakuri or Erythronium japonicum). The petals are flared back (or upward).
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Baby stingray (dead) beached.
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Japanese dog's tooth violet (katakuri or Erythronium japonicum), Kiyose, Tokyo カタクリ
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Swimmers in summer at Kasai Kaihin Park, one of the few places in Tokyo where you can enjoy an ocean beach.
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Japanese dog's tooth violet on a slope.
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Kasai Kaihin Park beach
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Front (or bottom) view of the flower. Japanese dog's tooth violet (katakuri or Erythronium japonicum)
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Japanese dog's tooth violet (katakuri or Erythronium japonicum)
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No swimming sign
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Kasai Kaihin Park beach. In the distance are Tokyo Disneyland hotels.
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Japanese dog's tooth violet (katakuri or Erythronium japonicum)
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In the murky waters.
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Poster for the Katakuri Festival
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Area A next to the river. A地区
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Area A next to the river.
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Jodogahama sign. Part of the Rikuchu-Kaigan National Park.Rikuchu-Kaigan National Park, Iwate Pref.
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Jodogahama literally means Paradise Beach.Rikuchu-Kaigan National Park, Iwate Pref.
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Dramatic rock formations.Rikuchu-Kaigan National Park, Iwate Pref.
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Jodogahama, Iwate Pref.Rikuchu-Kaigan National Park, Iwate Pref.
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Not a sandy beach, but still popular in summer.
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Edogawa River. Visiting Shibamata will enable you to appreciate and understand the local settings used to film the Tora-san series.
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Many movie scenes were filmed along this riverbank.
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To Yagiri no Watashi
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Shibuya Station, Hachiko statue6 comments
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Shibuya Station, Hachiko statue
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The boats operate on weekends. Fare is 100 yen one way.
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Yagiri no Watashi boat dock
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This form of public transportation dates back to the Edo Period when there were 14 locations in Tokyo where such boats operated. Only this one now remains. Boarding the Yagiri Watashi boat. 矢切の渡し
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Yagiri no Watashi boat crossing. After the two-minute river crossing, you will be in Matsudo, Chiba Prefecture. You can then tour various temples and parks in Matsudo and neighboring Ichikawa on foot. There are signs along the way to guide you.
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Edogawa River mouth next to Kasai Rinkai Park
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Edogawa River mouth next to Kasai Rinkai Park
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Kasai Rinkai Park ferris wheel
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Kasai Rinkai Park ferris wheel. Distorted by wide-angle lens. (It does not lean like that.)
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View of Kasai Rinkai Park from ferris wheel.
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View of Kasai Rinkai Park from ferris wheel.
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View of Kasai Rinkai Park from ferris wheel.
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View of Kasai Rinkai Park from ferris wheel.
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Don't ride the ferris wheel if you're afraid of heights. It is very high and the wind blows through.
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View of Kasai Rinkai Park from ferris wheel. Disneyland in the distance.
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The spacious park is an oasis. Lots of greenery, a beach, bicycling roads, birdwatching stations, and an aquarium.
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View of Kasai Kaihin Park
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To Dogenzaka and Center-gai arcade
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Tokyo Sea Life Park
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Center-gai arcade
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Tokyo Sea Life Park
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Tokyo Sea Life Park aquarium
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Center-gai arcade
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Tokyo Sea Life Park's main attraction: Tuna aquarium
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Gyosen Park consists of the Heisei Garden and Shizen Zoo. Nice pocket of greenery and cute animals including a petting zoo. Free admission, near Kasai Station on the Tozai subway line. Park entrance.
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Map of Heisei Garden.There's the man pond in the middle, fronted by the Genshinan tea ceremony room and event space.
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Edogawa Heisei Garden was built in 1989, the first year of the Heisei Period. It occupies the northern part of Gyosen Park.
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Gyosen Park was donated to Tokyo in 1933 by a local politician whose had a business named "Gyosen." In 1950, Edogawa Ward took over the park's management. In 1983, a small zoo opened.
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Little too early for lotus in June.
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Weeping cherry tree planted to mark the 1st anniversary of Edogawa's sister city relationship with Gosford, Australia.
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Marker next to the weeping cherry tree planted to mark the 1st anniversary of Edogawa's sister city relationship with Gosford, Australia.
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Pond at Heisei Garden. Tea ceremony room on the left.
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Pond at Heisei Garden. Genshinan (源心庵) Tea ceremony room on the left. Edogawa, Tokyo
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Large koi carp in the pond.
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Large stepping stones.
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Small waterfalls
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Azalea bushes before they bloomed.
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In the following year, I revisited the garden to see the azalea in late April.
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Revisited the garden to see the azalea.
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Still a little early for these ones.
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Pine tree planted to mark the 20th anniversary of the Heisei Era.
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Irises in full bloom in early June.
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Hydrangea
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Cone-shaped Hydrangea
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Cone-shaped Hydrangea at Gyosen Park Heisei Garden, Edogawa, Tokyo
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Stone lantern donated by Shogun Tokugawa Iemitsu
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Stone lantern donated by Shogun Tokugawa Iemitsu
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Gyosen Park also has a small zoo. Open 10 am - 4:30 pm (Open 9:30 am on weekends and national holidays, closed at 4 pm from Nov. to Feb.). Closed on Mon. (open if a national holiday).
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Map of Gyosen park zoo. Free admission.
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Stork
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Ibis
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Ant eater
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Turtle
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Prairie dogs
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Prairie dogs
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Wallaby from Australia
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Wallaby from Australia
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Spider monkey
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Sea lions
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Sea lions
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Penguins
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Petting zoo
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Gyosen Park office
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Needless to say, the subway/trains stations were jammed with people by 5 pm. This is when I got off the train at Shinozaki Station on the Toei Shinjuku subway line on Aug.1, 2009.
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Still in Shinozaki Station heading for the exit. Koiwa Station on the JR Sobu Line must also have been crowded.
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Now walking to the Edogawa riverbank.
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Getting to the steps up the riverbank.
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After getting to the top of the riverbank, this is the spectacle I came to see and photograph.
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Some 900,000 of humanity gathered here for the Edogawa-ku Fireworks in Aug.
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And you think your largest soccer stadium can hold a lotta people. Come see here.
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It was a lot more crowded than the last time I saw these fireworks years ago.
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The Edogawa Ward Fireworks display is one of Tokyo's largest with a massive attendance of 900,000 people in both Edogawa Ward and neighboring Ichikawa city in Chiba. .
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People are spread out along the riverbank of Edogawa River. Held on the first Sat. of Aug. at 7:15 pm to 8:25 pm. If weather is bad, it is held on the next day
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The fireworks started exactly at 7:15 pm.
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Mt. Fuji
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I'm definitely not a good fireworks photographer. To avoid the crowds, I left the scene about 30 min. before the fireworks ended.
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Back at Shinozaki Station, it was quite quick to get on a train. "Keep walking slowly and do not stop."
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I shuddered to think how crowded the station would become in about 30-40 min.
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JR Koiwa Station, north exit
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JR Koiwa Station, north exit sculpture
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JR Koiwa Station, south exit
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JR Koiwa Station, south side
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JR Koiwa Station has this statue of Yokozuna Tochinishiki, a famous sumo wrestler who was from Koiwa.
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Statue of Yokozuna Tochinishiki (1925-1990) inside JR Koiwa Station. The statue is now a popular meeting place inside the station.
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Statue of Yokozuna Tochinishiki inside JR Koiwa Station. He was the 44th yokozuna and head of the Japan Sumo Association during 1974-1988. The new and current Kokugikan was built under his watch.
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It's a very good likeness, and almost life-size. After retiring as an active wrestler, he became Kasugano oyakata.
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Very well done, and wise to put it inside the station where birds cannot sully it.
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Back view.
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Showa-dori shopping street near Koiwa Station.
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Shopping street near Koiwa Station.
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The Koiwa Iris Garden is a large patch along the Edogawa River. With about 50,000 iris plants, the garden comes alive with purple, white, and pink irises in late May and June.With irises mainly donated by residents, the garden opened in June 1982. A 5-min. walk from Edogawa Station on the Keisei Line or 25 min. walk from Koiwa Station on the JR Sobu Line. Free admission. I walked from Koiwa Station and saw this sign for the Koiwa Iris Garden (Koiwa Shobu-en).
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Walk further along the Edogawa River and you see this. The iris garden occupies a good-sized area along the river.
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The irises are in full bloom during mid-June.
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Enter here.
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Kanji characters read "Koiwa Shobu-en."
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Shobu (Irises)
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Gate to the Koiwa Iris Garden. Free admission. Open
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The garden has walking paths and a few rest houses. Wheelchair-friendly as well.
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The Keisei train line straddles the garden.
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One large patch has nameplates for various irises.
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Steepled Ripples from the USA.
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Pink Frost from the USA.
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The iris garden also has some hydrangea, but they were withered by the time I visited the garden in mid-June.
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Poster for Koiwa Iris Garden Festival.
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Entrance to the Tokyo subway museum named Tokyo Metro Museum. It's under the elevated Tozai Line tracks. Near Kasai Station on the Tozai subway line.Official website: http://www.chikahaku.jp/en/
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Enter the museum through this subway turnstile.See Japan's first subway cars from 1927, tunnel boring machines, subway history exhibits, and simulators.
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Japan's first subway opened in Tokyo in Dec. 1927 between Ueno and Asakusa.
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Japan's first subway car used between Ueno and Asakusa. The forerunner of the Ginza Line.
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The exterior livery of the newest Ginza Line subway cars is based on this first subway car.
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About the first subway car.
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Driver's seat in the first subway car.
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Japan's first subway station: Ueno Station
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Automatic turnstile at Ueno Station in 1927
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It was a fat fare, and passengers put in actual coins to go through the turnstile.
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Automatic turnstile
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