Odakyu Electric Railway

The poster display of 150-Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations between Switzerland and Japan
observed on the platform of Odakyu Shinjuku Terminal. This photo was taken in April 2014.

Railway map of Kanto Region

Odakyu's Excellent Express 3000, VSE 5000 and Super Express 60000

Odakyu Electric Railway's limited express luxury tourist services are operated between the south-west
of Tokyo, to mountain resorts such as Gotenba and Hakone, and beaches such as Numazu and Enoshima.
Service started in 1957 with the 3000 series SE train. It broke the world speed record (145 km/h)
for a narrow-gauge train. This record gave impetus for the design of the first Shinkansen, the zero series.
Some of the latest designs incorporate regenerative braking.

The 50000 series has regenerative brakes, and is equipped with air suspension, and tilts for passenger
comfort. As with most previous Romancecar trains, the train cars in the sets are articulated.
The 50000 series trains have the driver's cab located above the passenger saloon, giving passengers
a view out of the front of the train.

The Odakyu 30000 series EXE was introduced in 1996. Most are equipped with vending machines
on board, and some also have cabin attendants. They are boxy and metallic bronze in color.
Odakyu 60000 series MSE: The 60000 series entered service in March 2008 and was the first limited
express train to be used on through services on the Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line.

(L) Odakyu Railway terminal station, Shinjuku (R) Limited Express 60000 trains, 'Romancecar' MSE

'Romance-car' VSE 50000
The VSE 50000 looks like the body of German's ICE train.
The type won a Japanese good design award in 2005, and a Blue-Ribbon Award in 2006.
The VSE 50000 looks like the body of German's ICE train.

'Romance-car' VSE 50000 is leaving Shinjuku Terminal for Hakone-Yumoto

(L) The start of the limited express, VSE 50000 from Shinjuku Station (R) A train is traveling underground, near Higashi-Kitazawa.

(L) A train is entering to the underground section of Higashikitazawa, (M) passing through the Umegaoka Station
(R) passing through the Seijyo-Gakuen Station.

(L) Sakaitsuka Tunnel ( 231 m) between Tsurukawa and Tamagawagakuenmae stations
(R) This picture shows the Sagami-Ohno station and the Square shopping center.

(L) Sagami-Ohno branch point of Odawara and Enoshima Lines (R) Sagamigawa Bridge of Odakyu Odawara Line

(L) A train is approaching to the Odawara station.
(M) A dual rail track takes place between Iriuda and Hakone-Yumoto stations.
(R) A train is approaching to the Hakone-Yumoto area.

(L) Odakyu Railway Odawara station (R) The terminal station of 'Romance-car', Hakone-Yumoto

Odakyu Railway Company debuted new luxurious Romancecar on Hakone run.

 Yoshiike Ryokan
  Fujiya Hotel, Miyanoshita, Hakone
 Hakone Highland Hotel
 Hakone-Tozan Railway

 Enoshima-Kamakura Tour

Railway Travel around the World 世界鉄道旅行
  All railway trains should be completely smoke -free.

Total smoking ban in the railway trains is the common sense of the world.

執筆 医学博士 宮本順伯

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The article was written and photography was taken in April 2016, and revised in April 2017,
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Photographs were added in October 2016 and April 2017.

Domestic Travel in Japan

Symposium for smoke-free society Tokyo Metropolis mini-tour
Symposium for smoke-free society Japanese inn, 'ryokan' at Kaminoyama Hot spring, Yamagata
Symposium for smoke-free society Japanese inn, 'ryokan' at Dogo Hotspring, Matsuyama
Symposium for smoke-free society Miyajima ( Itsukushima shrine ) and Hiroshima
Symposium for smoke-free society Kagoshima, southwestern tip of the island of Kyushu

Symposium for smoke-free society Mt.Komagatake and Lake Onuma in the southern Hokkaido
Symposium for smoke-free society Suginoi Hotel, Hells of Beppu and Yufuin of Kyushu
Symposium for smoke-free society Yuze-Onsen, Hot Spring in Northern Honshu

Symposium for smoke-free society Kagaya Rykan, Hot Spring in Noto Peninsula, central Honshu
Symposium for smoke-free society Hotel Associa Takayama Resort, Hida-Takayama, central Honshu

Symposium for smoke-free society Yoshiike, Hot-spring Resort, Hakone, Kanagawa
Symposium for smoke-free society Fujiya Hotel, Miyanoshita, Hakone, Kanagawa
Symposium for smoke-free society Mampei Hotel, Karuizawa, Nagano
Symposium for smoke-free society Akakura-Kanko Hotel, Myoukou Highland, Niigata
Symposium for smoke-free society Shiojitei, Toba, Mie

Special Note: 日本語表示

 Russia unduly occupies our Northern Territories of Japan.
 Smoke-free hotels in Japan
  Domestic travel in Japan
 WHO: Smoking should be banned in all public spaces.
 World population: seven billion v.s. Declining birth rate in Japan
 Nobody in the earth can destroy the natural beauty of the land.
 Stop merging war criminals and war victims at Yasukuni Shrine.
 Tax saving's rental housing is mushrooming.

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