This souvenir sheet from JP Post features Japanese railways and their distinctive locomotives from around the country and through history.
Date of Issue: 11th October 2013
Railways, series 1
- Marunouchi Town Hall Station, Tokyo, built in 1914
Middle row, left to right
- Odakyu Electric Railway, 3000 series (1957)
- Japan National Railways, system 151 (1958)
- Kintetsu, system 10100 (1959)
- Japan National Railways, system Kiha 81 (1960)
- Nagoya Railroad Co., Ltd., 7000 series (1961)
Lower row, left to right
- Kintetsu. system 20100 (1962)
- Odakyu Electric Railway, 3100 series (1963)
- Japan National Railways, system 0 (1964)
- East Japan Railway, E5 series, Shinkansen (2011)
I bought this souvenir sheet at Kyoto Central Post Office next to Kyoto Station. We used the rail system in Japan extensively during our holiday in 2013 , and I was very impressed with the high-speed trains: the Shinkansen.
We bought rail passes in advance – the JR Pass – for 7 days unlimited travel on the JR system (it doesn’t cover all rail systems in Japan, I think there are different operators).