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Chocolate Yamanote Line train

The Yamanote Line is the central nervous system of Tokyo’s transport system, looping around the city joining 29 stations.  To commemorate 100 years of the Yamanote Line, Japan Railways (JR) has released one train in an apparently original chocolate brown colour, instead of the normal silver carriages with the light-green stripe.

Meiji chocolate Yamanote Line train

I’d heard about this brown train running around the Yamanote Line, and it turned up for me the other day.  I was a little disappointed that it is just a giant rolling advertisement for a chocolate company – both the outside and all the advertising inside – instead of being painted in a retro design faithful to whatever the Yamanote Line brown carriages looked like 100 years ago.  Have a look at Shibuya246 for a longer post about the Meiji Chocolate Yamanote train.

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