Rail Fans' Dream: Steam Train Runs Across From Luxury Sleeper

Rail fans' dream: Steam train runs across from luxury sleeper

KYOTO--Along with riding a vintage steam locomotive chugging along the tracks, lucky visitors to the Kyoto Railway Museum may get the added bonus of seeing one of the hottest trains passing alongside.

If the timing is right, passengers of the retro-looking SL Steam can enjoy running next to West Japan Railway Co.'s luxury sleeper train, the Twilight Express Mizukaze, which started operations in June.

Brats Reunite With Fans During Cd Release Mini-tour

BRATS reunite with fans during CD release mini-tourGirls rock band BRATS took to the road in late June to promote the release of their double-A-side single "Ainikoiyo" / "Nounai Shoukyo Game".
The band, led by sisters Rei and Aya Kuromiya, reunited with fans in a series of signing sessions and mini-concerts at Ikebukero Live Inn Rosa (June 21), Village Vanguard Shimokitazawa (June 22), Tower Records Osaka (June 23), Village Vanguard America-Mura, Osaka (June 24), Village Vanguard Nagoya Chuo (June 24), Tower Records Nagoya Parco (June 24), and Tower Records Yokohama Vivre (June 25).

Sword Fans To Run To Nara To See Sharp Edge Of Date Masamune

Sword fans to run to Nara to see cutting edge of Date Masamune

NARA- - History buffs and freshly discovered fanatics of times long past alike are sliding on Yakushiji sanctuary here for a display of hundreds of years old Japanese swords including one apparently waved by medieval ruler Date Masamune (1567-1636).

In expansion to the current "Uwasano Katana Ten II" (Exhibition of whispered swords II) that goes through April 23, an uncommon presentation on April 2 and 3 will demonstrate six extremely valuable edges including "Okurikarahiromitsu," an administration assigned vital artwork.

Nintendo Hid A Message For Fans Inside The Switch’s Pro Controller

Nintendo Hid A Message For Fans Inside The Switch’s Pro ControllerSo discovering easter eggs inside software and video games is pretty common as sometimes developers love to leave silly messages or messages of thanks. However it seems that with the Nintendo Switch, the company has decided to leave an easter egg in the hardware itself, or to be more specific, the company has hidden a secret message inside of the Switch’s Pro controller.

Gundam Fans Bid Farewell To Beloved Giant Robot In Odaiba

Gundam fans bid farewell to beloved giant robot in OdaibaGiant robot Gundam's eight-year mission as guardian of Tokyo’s Odaiba district might be over, but fans of the anime show have been consoled with the news that Unicorn Gundam will be taking over the assignment.
Hundreds of fans of the anime show “Mobile Suit Gundam” gathered in front of the 18-meter-tall statue to bid it farewell in a closing ceremony March 5.

55,000+ Fans Celebrate The Electrifying 15th Anniversary Honda Battle Of The Bands

55,000+ Fans Celebrate the Electrifying 15th Anniversary Honda Battle of the BandsFans from all over the world viewed a historic showcase of musical talent, as Honda Battle of the Bands celebrated its 15th anniversary. The marching band event of the year for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) presented eight top marching bands with a national platform to display remarkable showmanship, precise instrumentation and carefully-crafted choreography, both live and streamed online. Each of the participating universities received grants to help fund and support their music education programs.

Retired Luxury Sleeper Train Rides Again As Rail Fans’ Hostel

Retired luxury sleeper train rides again as rail fans’ hostelRail fans who bade a final good night last year to the Hokutosei train can climb aboard again in Tokyo where a new hostel has recreated the atmosphere of luxury overnight train travel.
The Train Hostel Hokutosei, featuring furnishings, fixtures and fittings from the last long-distance luxury sleeper train, is set to open on Dec. 15 in the Nihonbashi-Bakurocho district of the capital’s Chuo Ward.

Anime Fans Flock To Station

Anime fans flock to stationAn unmanned train station in Akita Prefecture is drawing fans of the popular anime movie “Kimi no Na wa” (your name.) for its purported resemblance to a station that appears in the film.
Maedaminami Station in Kitaakita, Akita Prefecture, is part of the Akita Nairiku Line, which is operated by local railway company Akita Nairiku Jukan Railway. It typically sees about a dozen passengers per day, so no staff are usually on duty, but fans of the movie are making “pilgrimages” to it from around the country.