Witty tram chief draws plaudits in Hakone

Jan 16, 2014

Witty tram chief draws plaudits in Hakone

by Asako Takaguchi

Shinya Ochiai, 26, is a popular conductor on Hakone Tozan Railway Co.’s mountain tram in Kanagawa Prefecture. In addition to ensuring the passengers’ safety, Ochiai tells them about the main points of interest, the local history and where the best views are along the ...

Hakone event to feature 100 'life-size' Doraemon figures

Mar 1, 2013

Hakone event to feature 100 'life-size' Doraemon figures

One hundred “life-size” figures of the popular manga character Doraemon will adorn areas in and around Hakone, Kanagawa Prefecture, as part of an event running from March 9 through 31, Odakyu Electric Railway Co. said. Each Doraemon figure will have a different facial expression ...