Next time you visit Kansai and want to get away from the big cities, please go to Wakayama city and ride the Medetai Train!
Why is this train so special? Because it has the most beautiful tsurikawa in all Japan! Plenty of different types too! The most common one is the fish-shaped tsutsu, but you can also find the turtle, the fugu, the shell and the crab-shaped ones! They are also all made of beautiful wood! This is tsurikawa heaven haha!
The decoration inside the cars creates a very happy atmosphere! So many patterns, designs and objects.. you wish the ride last for ever!
This unique line links Kada district to the center of Wakayama city. Kada is the terminal stop of the Nankai-Kada Line. If you want to spend some time in the area, you can relax on near the sea!
The ride is 25min and it also gives you plenty of time to enjoy the cool features of this special train and also admire the beautiful countryside of Wakayama prefecture!
Kada has probably one of the cutest station around Japan!
There are 3 different Medetai trains: the red (main one, called Nana), the pink (Sachi) and the blue one (Kai). They all have different themes.
The round trip Kada - Wakayama costs ￥680 (approx. $6)
Insert your coins, select the number of passenger and hit the button 340. Easy!
This is the pink Medetai Train! You can't miss it!
There are no other train leaving Kada station, but better double check!
Follow the fishes...
Welcome! Please have a seat! The train is usually pretty empty, so it won't be an issue to find a free seat!
There is one heart-shaped tsurikawa in the train! If you can find it, it will brings you happiness! Little secret: it's at the end of the train! (*^_^*)v
Those wooden fish shaped tsurikawa are extremely desirable...
Close up on the strap sheath.
Advertisement spots are filled with kids drawings!
Event the seats have fish patterns! <3
Wish we could take one home... (^_^)
At Kada station, there is a note book where you can leave a comment. A lot of Japanese like to draw something and the note is full of cool artworks!