JAPAN PHOTOS by Philbert Ono

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Tobu Line train to Nikko. It takes about 2 hours from Asakusa, Tokyo.
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Inside Tobu Line train
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Tobu Nikko Station 東武日光駅
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Tobu Museum is right under Higashi-Mukojima Station on the Tobu Skytree Line that starts at Asakusa.
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Entrance to Tobu Museum (Tobu Hakubutsukan).
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Tobu Museum is primarily a railway/train museum. Indoor and outdoor exhibits include a ED101 class electric locomotive, a beautifully restored Tobu bus from 1951, train simulators, and a German model train diorama.
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Enter the museum and you see this first: B1 class steam locomotive – No. 5 (built 1898 by Beyer, Peacock and Company).
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B1 class steam locomotive – No. 5
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B1 class steam locomotive – No. 5
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Class DeHa1 electric railcar – No. DeHa5 (built in 1924)
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Class DeHa1 electric railcar – No. DeHa5 (built in 1924)
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Inside Class DeHa1 electric railcar – No. DeHa5 (built in 1924).
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Inside Class DeHa1 electric railcar – No. DeHa5.
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Cab inside Class DeHa1 electric railcar – No. DeHa5
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ED101 class electric locomotive – No. 101. Built in 1930 for Tobu, used by Ohmi Railway during its final years, and brought back to Tobu in January 2009.Displayed at Tobu Museum in Sumida Ward, Tokyo.
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ED101 class electric locomotive – No. 101.
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ED101 class electric locomotive – No. 101.
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ED101 class electric locomotive – No. 101.
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ED101 class electric locomotive – No. 101.
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ED101 class electric locomotive – No. 101.
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Tobu's ED101 class electric locomotive – No. 101 when used by Ohmi Railway in Shiga Prefecture.
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About the ED101 class electric locomotive – No. 101.
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5700 series electric train car – No. MoHa5701. Built 1951, moved to museum in January 2009. It has "cat whiskers."
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"Kegon" Deluxe Romance Car, 1720 series "DRC" electric multiple unit car (built 1960). It's displayed outside the museum, but you can enter it only from inside the museum.
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Inside "Kegon" Deluxe Romance Car, 1720 series "DRC" electric multiple unit car.
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Inside "Kegon" Deluxe Romance Car, 1720 series "DRC" electric multiple unit car.
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Cab of Inside "Kegon" Deluxe Romance Car, 1720 series "DRC" electric multiple unit car.
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One unique thing about Tobu Museum is that there are basement windows where you can see the train wheels stop at Higashi Mukojima Station.
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One unique thing about Tobu Museum is that there are basement windows where you can see the train wheels stop at Higashi Mukojima Station.
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Train simulator.
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History of Tobu trains.
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Another highlight is this beautiful, classic Tobu bus from 1951. Cab-over type bus displayed at Tobu Museum in Sumida Ward, Tokyo.
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This Tobu bus operated in the city of Ashikaga in Tochigi Prefecture.
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This bus was made by Nissan in 1951.
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Inside the Tobu bus.
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Wooden floor.
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Cab-over bus has the driver's cab over the engine.
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Bus driver's seat
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Made by Fuji Motors and Nissan in 1951.
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The bus was salvaged in the mid-1960s.
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The bus was salvaged in the mid-1960s and restored.
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Nikko Tramway 200 series tramcar - No. 203, built in 1950 and retired in 2001.
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Inside Nikko Tramway 200 series tramcar - No. 203, built in 1950.
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About the Nikko Tramway 200 series tramcar.
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Museum's lower level.
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Train signal light
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Railway bicycle to transport rail workers and cargo. Motor- and pedal-powered.
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Train simulators
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Train ticket booth
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Inside train ticket booth
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Slope to upper level with historical photos on wall.
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Exhibition room
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Commemorative train tickets.
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Train tickets on left, commuter passes on right.
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Rest area on upper floor.
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Folkcrafts of Sumida-ku.
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Portable shrine
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With Sumida River nearby, a rowing exhibit.
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Rowing oars.
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Rest space
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Panoromic model train diorama. Tokyo Skytree.
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Tobu train at Higashi Mukojima Station.
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Another model train diorama set in Germany.
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Model train diorama at Tobu Museum. This is Rothenburg.
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Rothenburg
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Rothenburg
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Brandenburg Gate in Berlin.
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German castle
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Baden Station
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Hikifune Station on the Tobu Line.
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Tobu Kameido Station.
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Tobu Kameido Station.
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Tobu Kameido Station.
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Tatebayashi Station on the Tobu Isesaki Line (connects to Hanzomon subway line in Tokyo), east side. Takes almost 90 min. from central Tokyo by regular train. Costs only about 1100 yen.
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Tanuki raccoon dog in front of Tatebayashi Station, east side.
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About Bunbuku Chagma folktale, explaining why all the tanuki in Tatebayashi. Click here for the story.
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Flower fountain in front of Tatebayashi Station.
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Flower fountain in front of Tatebayashi Station.
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Tourist information office in front of Tatebayashi Station.
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City mascot "Pon-chan" goods sold at tourist information office in front of Tatebayashi Station. "Pon" refers to the character's pot belly.
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"Pon-chan" goods sold at tourist information office in front of Tatebayashi Station.
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Sights in Jonuma area, dominated by Lake Jonuma.
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