Official Map: Fujikyuko Line, Japan

And now for something completely different… possibly the strangest official map I’ve ever seen (but oh so Japanese!). This map is for the privately-run Fujikyuko Line in in Yamanashi Prefecture, between Ōtsuki station and Kawaguchiko Station in Fujikawaguchiko.

The line runs through mountainous country and has spectacular views of Mount Fuji… hence the cute anthropomorphic mountains, I’m guessing. Which, awesomely, also carry across onto the livery of the rolling stock as well.

Despite the overall weirdness of the map, it actually works quite well: the thick red line shows express service, and the black and white dashed line shows local trains. Easy!

Our rating: Five stars for being unique, very strange and altogether awesome.

5 Stars!

Source: rorro160279/Flickr

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    #transportationdomination #tokyoismagical
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    via
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    I have ridden this in its entirety :) I remember I was very excited to be riding the CRAZY FUJI TRAIN. The outside of...
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    Which mountain are you?
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    Ószöm utastájékoztatási térkép Japánból!
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    I love that this is an official transit map.
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    I love this!!!
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    oh my lord those mountains are adorable
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