Translated by Kayoko Windle
All Aboard The Ninja Train! The Uniquely Designed Iga Railway In Mie
The Iga Railway, in Mie prefecture, is where you will find uniquely designed 'Ninja Trains', created by the manga artist Reiji Matsumoto. The exterior and interior of these trains hold many delights that are sure to charm both ninja and manga fans.
Written by Osawa Kumi
Known as the hometown of ninja, Iga in Mie prefecture, is where you will find the Iga Railway. This historic railway is over 100 years old, and, as you travel through classic Japanese mountain scenery, you can enjoy Ninja Trains with designs you will only find in this area.
Not only is it a means of transportation, but the railway itself is one of the highlights of sightseeing in the area. Today let's take a closer look at the charms of the Ninja Train.
This is the Ninja Train with designs featuring kunoichi (female ninjas) on its exterior. Designed by the renowned manga and anime creator Reiji Matsumoto, famous for 'Galaxy Express 999', this train has fascinated many ninja, train, manga, and anime fans.
Let's take a look at it from the side. No matter what angle you view it from, the design overall has a great impact.
The Iga railway connects JR Iga-Ueno Station on the Kansai line to Kintetsu Iga-Kambe Station, covering a distance of 16.6 km. Let's take a trip and learn how to best access this train line, by traveling from Osaka's Kintetsu Osaka line to the Iga Railway Iga-Kambe Station.