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Vintage Railway Adds to Fuji City Nightscape Mystique

Editors note: The Sister City relationship of Oceanside and Fuji City was founded in December 1991. In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Sister City relationship, OsideNews will features a series of articles about Fuji, written by the Fuji City Tourism Division and Fuji-Oceanside Friendship Association.

Continued from previous Fuji-Oceanside sister city article

The National Factory Night View Summit nominated Fuji’s local railway, Gakutetsu, as one of the Japan Nightscape Heritage Landmarks. The railway has attracted many to the city as a filming location with a view of Mt. Fuji and nightscape views from the train.
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The single-track railway, located on the east side of Fuji city has only 5.7 miles track and 10 stations. Tourists are drawn to the railway with its old-fashioned train stations, traditional locomotive train, which runs at 30 miles per hour, providing wonderful views of the city.

To learn more about the Railway, visit http://www.fujikyu.co.jp/gakunan/home.html

There are two new promotional videos, one short, can be seen below and a longer second video [Link] with more detail describing the traditions associated with Mt. Fuji and the attractions along the new climbing route.

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