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Tama Museum Kishi Station

803 Kishigawacho Kodo, Kinokawa 640-0413, Wakayama Prefecture
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A cozy little train station

Wifey said a trip to 和歌山県 is NOT complete w/o visiting this! So after 和歌山城 we travelled here; to... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
J&S_Singapore
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Singapore
Nitama was a bit bored

I came straight from KIX Airport (Osaka) to see the famous station and cat. It took me three... read more

Reviewed April 27, 2018
platypus150
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Melbourne, Australia
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803 Kishigawacho Kodo, Kinokawa 640-0413, Wakayama Prefecture
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Wifey said a trip to 和歌山県 is NOT complete w/o visiting this! So after 和歌山城 we travelled here; to see the famous (cat) station. It is on Kuroshio Line and we took the cutie Electric Railway train that was reworked cat- themed. A cozy little...More

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Reviewed 27 April 2018

I came straight from KIX Airport (Osaka) to see the famous station and cat. It took me three trains, but the last one was really fun. My Wakayama Electric Railway train was Monster themed and nicely restored. Arriving at Kishi station I immediately found the...More

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Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

With a few spare hours we decided to check out the cat and it exceeded expectations. The train is beautifully decorated, the ride nice through the country side, lots of souvenirs to buy and places to eat. But Nitama wasn't wearing a uniform nor making...More

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Reviewed 25 June 2017

Interesting cosy station with Nitama station master onsite to welcome all visitors locally and around the world. There's a nice tama café in the station for rest while waiting for next train ride, eg, Strawberry train, toy train. The little town around the train station...More

1  Thank Picolla2014
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Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

It's a very cozy little station that has a cat, Nitama, as a stationmaster. The station building's facade is so unique and has it's own souvenir shop as well as Tama themed cafe with cat themed furnitures. We enjoyed our coffee and strawberry shaved ice...More

1  Thank Carol T
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Reviewed 17 November 2016

If you check the net on Tama the cat & the background story of how they say, a cat saved the railway & helped a bunch of rural towns, not to lose their train line. Very interesting. Yes, it's a cat station. But worth while...More

3  Thank dutchiedonuts
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Reviewed 1 October 2016

If you are a cat lover this is must come place. First of all this station itself is cat shape.Designed be Eiji Mitooka ,famous designer of designing Japan's luxury trains. Second,cat station master "Nitama" might welcome you.But he is not on duty on Wednesday and...More

1  Thank GAIDA2014
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Reviewed 8 August 2016

Tip: Get day pass, it's cheaper than the return tickets combined, and you get to stop off in the different stops on the way to and from Kishi station. They do have something to offer you, no matter how obscure each location is. This place...More

3  Thank anivyl
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Reviewed 2 August 2016

Such a brilliant idea. Makes a fine place to visit and pick up some Tama souvenirs. The station staff are adept curators and Tama just sits there looking sleepy.

1  Thank HKeater
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Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

I went there by car, luckily free having parking in front of station. Having a great pix with free uniform. Pease don't try the cutest cat coffee, it's too bad.

1  Thank Wichuta R
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