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  • only in Japan.

  • There's a lot to love about Japan's train culture.

  • This time we're in Kyoto.

  • We're gonna be writing the Beautiful A's online, which extends from the center of Kyoto at the Machi Unagi Station, out to Kodama Station in the countryside.

  • It's a beautiful ride, and I'm gonna be doing it with this day passed the Kyoto Osaka sightseeing pass from Que Han Railways, and it's kind of a passport to the beautiful countryside.

  • Okay, on one of the fun things about the A's online are the trains.

  • They're pretty cool.

  • The A's online is a local train line, two tracks in the suburbs, one shared track in the countryside, thes local trains air called Juan mundane sha or one person operated train.

  • They're often seen in the countryside, where writer numbers or lower the conductor or driver does everything during the operation, including collecting tickets and payment.

  • Thea's online is an a dent or electric train, and they have quite an interesting lineup of trains to attract fans who love to ride the rails.

  • There are eight stations on the original A's online, but it splits after Takata geek to the Kodama line, which has a total of 15 stations.

  • It takes about 40 minutes to ride to the end.

  • Decades ago these were strictly commuter trains.

  • But now they carry more and more tourists to kill those countryside.

  • It all starts a day.

  • Machi Unagi Station Yeah, let's talk with the train conductor toe.

  • Learn more about the Juan Mon train.

  • Is something that one mountain to you then?

  • No.

  • Wait a minute.

  • Wait.

  • When you exit in the front you pay at the machine by the door.

  • Drop in exact change If you don't have it, use the bill and coin changer before you get off to make the line goes smoothly when departing When the train is an operation conductors air focused on controlling the train.

  • Each train has slightly different controls.

  • Yes.

  • When the train stops, the driver turns into the conductor.

  • Smaller stations don't have staff to collect tickets.

  • Onley The front door will open so all passengers can touch their icy cards or deposit the ticket or fair.

  • Those with passes need only show the date to the driver.

  • There are constant visual safety checks before the Juan Mon train departs the station.

  • Yeah, and I cleaned it.

  • Do not Please excuse.

  • Thank you.

  • Mhm.

  • My team.

  • Uh huh.

  • I don't shoot today.

  • Next station is Juan Manden Sha.

  • Drivers are the ultimate multitaskers or they stereo.

  • Thea's online also has thes new trains running to Kodama Station.

  • There are two This orange one.

  • Is the kid on a train?

  • Yes.

  • Each one has a name.

  • The windows are large and some of the seats face the window to better enjoy the country view.

  • I have a problem.

  • It really is a beautiful train to ride.

  • And this train won an award for being the best train in Japan.

  • In 1998 the Kitada won the Laurel Prizes.

  • Best Train.

  • It's easy to see why it's fun to ride, and there's a reason why this train changed its design now.

  • It was before 1990 the train through, kind of different.

  • It was a commuter line where people lived out in the countryside community in the Kyoto, and it was after 1990 when they start to change the strategy.

  • Um, there were more tourists coming in and a result that trains changed, and now you have so many different kinds of trains on the design line.

  • That's what makes the A's Island really unique.

  • Another train on the A's online is decorated with all four seasons in an anime rap train.

  • It highlights the wildlife and nature found in Kyoto's countryside winter, fall, spring and summer.

  • It's hard to miss when it passes you by the forest.

  • Green trains air nostalgic the look of decades ago, but they're new awesome Wood paneling and floors air.

  • A nice touch.

  • The newest train launched is the he a highlighted by the circular front and windows.

  • It follows the original A's on route but gives the feeling of luxury on what was once a simple commuter route.

  • You can even buy train merchandise at Demaci Unagi Station, train schedules air always listed in English at the station.

  • At major stations, Japanese staff often direct exiting passengers to keep the flow moving smoothly and safely.

  • Putting what I don't think you would think that you know our first stop along the A's online is also the first station.

  • Demaci Unagi Station has a retro shootin guy or covered shopping street where few tourists come.

  • It's a slice of riel Kyoto life.

  • Each mom and pop shop focuses on a specialty like fruits and vegetables, flowers, clothes, bags, books, kimono, temporal cinema, stationary decorations, air.

  • Also pretty interesting, too.

  • Kyoto's history goes back centuries, if not millennia, and it's really interesting to see that this era, the show era, is still represented pretty well here in the city area is also known for its confections by the entrance of the show.

  • 10 guys, this shop selling Japanese sweets.

  • I ordered one right before the shop closed.

  • Mommy mochi.

  • Mochi itself doesn't have a lot of taste, just the chewy consistency.

  • Wow.

  • Okay, I got one thing is called Mommy Multi.

  • It's what this confection shop is really famous for, and it's rarely eaten alone.

  • See those beans inside?

  • Thea's okey red bean paste called Tanko, is a delicate natural sweetness that complements the mochi.

  • Well, yeah.

  • Oh, that's interesting.

  • Smokey is red bean paste called Suzuki.

  • It's actually surprisingly sweet.

  • Mochi has absolutely no flavor whatsoever.

  • It's the zoo key, red bean paste but beans inside of it.

  • The whole beans give a really good consistency.

  • E quite like this.

  • It's only 200 yen or about $2.

  • Hmm.

  • Every train line in Japan has a history to it.

  • As we make our way to the next station.

  • Let's hear about the A's online.

  • Isn't this about the thing you know got accused of your name?

  • I think you have an easier one.

  • Any is on this Must stop.

  • Um, a station looks historic to the green moss growing on the roof.

  • A symbol of the nature all around it.

  • Uh, A.

  • In the summer, the A's online to Karama looks like this.

  • But in the fall, when the leaves change, so does the experience on the train known as the Mummy Ji Tunnel.

  • Que han lights up the maple trees on this stretch of the line, it's been a hit, attracting more riders to make the trip to Kurama and back.

  • The beauty of the train line is enjoyable in all of the four seasons, But last year the line had its biggest challenge in its 90 year history.

  • A typhoon caused a lot of damage to Kyoto, especially at the end of the A's online.

  • You can still see the damage a year later.

  • Getting the train back operating was a team success for K on railway and the reason why the Linus so beloved.

  • If you are a resident of Japan like me, you can get a day pass for 1000 yet, but international visitors could bypasses all the way to and from Osaka.

  • This shop inside Kyoto Tower sells it for 1500 yen for the whole Kahan network.

  • I also found English guides next door.

  • Many college students happy to talk about their city.

  • Let's make a brief stop it itchy Joji, known as Kyoto's Roman town.

  • Yeah, we'll explore this more in the next episode, where my friend Shingo and I eat it.

  • Several ramen shops in the area, each each yogi is a must stop spot for any Rahman lover.

  • Our next and final stop is the Kodama and Cuban Eguchi station, which is loaded with attractions.

  • Not far from Kodama Station is Kurama Temple, the starting point of a three kilometer hike.

  • The Mount Kodama cable car will take you part of the way, which saves time for the elderly, those who come often for worship.

  • There are nice views from the top.

  • This is also where you can hike around woods and hills to the Cuban Eguchi station and keep funny.

  • Shrine Key Funny Shrine is famous for its stairway up.

  • You can buy Omi, Koji or Fortune telling slips, which need to be soaked to find the rial fortune.

  • Tie it here so it'll come true or not.

  • Many people jump on a local bus to the A's online and Cuban Eguchi station.

  • I traveled back to Kodama for one more thing to Dio.

  • If you keep going past the temple steps, you really see how calm life is in Kyoto Prefecture.

  • This is also where you'll find one of the closest hot springs to the city.

  • Kodama On center day trippers can come here for a soak for only a few 100 yen.

  • No, like all on sent.

  • Rinse off before getting in and let the hot water and tranquil sounds of nature renew your body and mind.

  • Oh, cool.

  • You'll leave Kyoto and the A's online happier and more relaxed than when you came.

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Japanese Scenic Train Ride Experience in Kyoto ★ ONLY in JAPAN

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/10/31
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