Cafe Plataku (カフェ プラたく): Plarail Cafe with Diorama in Tokyo

In a typical Japanese neighbourhood of Takasago, for Plarail lovers, Cafe Plataku (カフェ プラたく) is pretty much a dream coming to life. With many themed cafes in Japan, it was only a matter of time for someone to come up with a Plarail cafe, and Cafe Plataku does it really well. Diorama This is the … Continue reading Cafe Plataku (カフェ プラたく): Plarail Cafe with Diorama in Tokyo

Keisei Kanamachi Line: Keisei-Kanamachi to Keisei-Takasago by Local Train

The Keisei Kanamachi Line is a quaint single-track railway line in Tokyo spanning just 2.5km. As I needed to get to Keisei-Takasago Station for the next item in my itinerary, and it's quite far (read: expensive) to get the station via the Keisei Main Line from Ueno or Nippori on the JR Yamanote Line, I … Continue reading Keisei Kanamachi Line: Keisei-Kanamachi to Keisei-Takasago by Local Train

Tokyo Metropolitan District Pass (Tokunai Pass): One Day Unlimited Tokyo JR Lines Tokyo Metropolitan 23 Special Wards District Pass

While I already have my Tokyo Subway 72-hour Ticket on hand, there were certain places whereby the JR Yamanote Line was clearly more useful from where I was staying. As such, for one of the days when I was in Tokyo and using the JR lines more, I opted to purchase an additional Tokyo Metropolitan … Continue reading Tokyo Metropolitan District Pass (Tokunai Pass): One Day Unlimited Tokyo JR Lines Tokyo Metropolitan 23 Special Wards District Pass

Tobu Skytree Line Local: Higashi-Mukojima to Asakusa by Train

Heading back to downtown Tokyo after visiting the Tobu Museum, I got on the Tobu Skytree Line Local service again at Higashi-Mukojima Station. The entrance to Higashi-Mukojima Station. Heading to the ticket machines to purchase my ticket. The English interface of Tobu's ticket machines. Heading through the ticket gates to head up the platform. Platform … Continue reading Tobu Skytree Line Local: Higashi-Mukojima to Asakusa by Train

Tokyo Skytree: Japan’s Tallest Structure and Observation Tower by Tobu Railway

The Tokyo Skytree is Japan's newest and probably most popularly-known observation tower. With the Tokyo Subway 72-hour Ticket that I'm using for this trip, the Tokyo Skytree is easily accessible by Tokyo Metro., and is an area in Tokyo that I have not been to on my previous trip. Heading up to Tokyo Skytree after … Continue reading Tokyo Skytree: Japan’s Tallest Structure and Observation Tower by Tobu Railway

Keisei Skyliner and Tokyo Metro and Toei Subway 72-Hour Ticket Package: Value-For-Money Tokyo Train Ticket Package from KLOOK

For the next 3 days of purely visiting Tokyo itself, I decided to use the Tokyo Metro and Toei Subway to get around Tokyo instead so that I could access different places to where I have been on my previous trip about 4.5 years ago. While searching for ticket options online, I found that the … Continue reading Keisei Skyliner and Tokyo Metro and Toei Subway 72-Hour Ticket Package: Value-For-Money Tokyo Train Ticket Package from KLOOK

MRT Blue Line Hua Lamphong – Tha Phra Extension: Hua Lamphong to Tha Phra through Chinatown and Grand Palace by Happy Blue Line Train

The MRT Blue Line, or officially the MRT Chaloem Ratchamongkhon Line, is the first fully-underground MRT line in Bangkok. With the many extensions in plan, the MRT Blue Line now heads overground, first from Tao Poon, and now the new extension through Chinatown and the Grand Palace up overground to Tha Phra. The opening of … Continue reading MRT Blue Line Hua Lamphong – Tha Phra Extension: Hua Lamphong to Tha Phra through Chinatown and Grand Palace by Happy Blue Line Train

Musashino Line: Nishi-Funabashi to Tokyo by JR 205 Series – Future Rolling Stock of PT Kereta Commuter Indonesia (KCI)

From the Chuo-Sobu Line platforms, I headed up to the Musashino Line platforms to hopefully catch a glimpse of, and if time permitted, to get a ride on the rare Musashino Line 205 Series still in active service before they get shipped off to Indonesia to be spammed and lengthened on the Kereta Commuter Indonesia instead. … Continue reading Musashino Line: Nishi-Funabashi to Tokyo by JR 205 Series – Future Rolling Stock of PT Kereta Commuter Indonesia (KCI)