The Centennial of Kintetsu— Japan’s Largest Private Railway

Tenri University Sankokan Museum

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The Osaka Electric Tramway, which became Kinki Nippon Tetsudo, started operating between Uehonmachi Station in Osaka and Nara Station with the current-day Kintetsu Nara Line in 1914. Connecting Osaka, Nara Prefecture, Kyoto, Mie Prefecture, and Aichi Prefecture, the Kintetsu is Japan’s largest private railway. This exhibition traces the history of the Kintestu, explaining how it became both a means of transportation for people in the Kinki region and a wide-reaching network. With passenger tickets and a variety of other documents and materials, visitors are offered a glimpse of the historical circumstances and the lives of people affect by the railway.

[Related Event]
Talk “The History of the Kintetsu and the Centennial of the Nara Line in Documents”
Speaker: Seiji Kan (Tenri University Sankokan Museum curator)
Date: May 24 (Sat) 13:30
Venue: Tenri University Sankokan Museum Research Room
Audience: 100 (first-come basis)
Fee: Cost of admission

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from April 09, 2014 at 9:30 to May 27, 2014 at 16:30
Open on public holiday Tuesdays, closed the following day. Open on the 25th–27th of every month and Apr. 17–19.

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