Take a Ride on Thomas the Tank Engine
Known all over Japan for its steam engines that run over 300 days a year, the Oigawa Railway is quite special. One section of the railway is covered by a real-life version of Thomas the Tank Engine as well. For Thomas fans, the railway sells special edition trinkets including a Thomas the Tank Engine lunch box that you can only get through Oigawa Railway. A great time for the kids, for sure. Lastly, the railway also operates an Abt system train, named after Swiss engineer Karl Abt, which is quite unique.
|Address||2-1112-2 Kanayaazuma, Shimada, Shizuoka 428-8503|
JR Tokaido Shinkansen Kodama (platforms 14 or 15) Nagoya–Kakegawa (1h) JR Tokaido Line (platforms 1 or 2) Kakegawa–Kanaya (20m) Oigawa Railways Kanaya–Shinkanaya (4m)
"6am–9:30pm Please check the schedule"
"Unscheduled Please check the schedule"
|Contact||Tel: 0547-45-4112 (Shin-Kanaya Station SL Center)|
"JCB, Visa, Diners Club (Shinkanatani Station Plasco SL Center only) Various shops also accept Visa and MasterCard"
|Travel time||1–2 hours|
|Websites||Official Sitehttp://oigawa-railway.co.jp/en/ Oigara Railwayhttp://shizuoka-guide.com/english//detail/page/detail/4793|