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2021.09.02

Make your trip elegant and comfortable. Let's enjoy learning about the history of Odakyu Romancecar.

(Please note that this page was created using Google's automatic translation service and understand that because of this, its translation may not necessarily be accurate.)

Odakyu Romancecar, one of the most famous limited express trains in Japan.
It has a long history, and it is said that the beginning goes back to the weekend hot spring train that runs non-stop from Shinjuku to Odawara before the war. It was once canceled during the Pacific War, but it reappeared after the war and has been improved many times to connect the current Shinjuku to Hakone Yumoto and Shinjuku to Katase-Enoshima.

Did you know that the romance car was not the exclusive name of Odakyu Electric Railway at the beginning?
Around 1950, a two-seater seat for lovers to watch a movie was featured in the media as a "romance seat." As a result, the name "Romancecar" was used for limited express trains with two-seater seats, and there were several romancecars in Japan. It is said that it was not until the 1990s that Odakyu became the exclusive name.

One of the biggest attractions of "Odakyu Romancecar" is its high design.
All of the romance cars currently in operation are unique and can be seen at a glance, and just looking at them makes me feel happy and makes me hold my camera.

GSE
GSE is an abbreviation for "Graceful Super Express," a romance car that runs gracefully in the time that follows Hakone.

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MSE
MSE, which stands for "Multi Super Express", the body of the glossy blue "Vermeer Blue" that was used by the Dutch painter Vermeer.

VSE
VSE is an abbreviation for "Vault Super Express (Vault: dome-shaped ceiling, sky, space)" with an impressive silky white color.

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EXE
EXE, which stands for "Excellent Express" and has the largest seating capacity in the romance car

Another of the greatest features of Romancecar is its view. GSE and VSE have observatory seats, and the view from the first and last cars is so wonderful that it can be said to be one of the purposes of the trip.

A romance car is a train that lifts your mood just by looking at it and riding it, and makes people who are going on a journey feel special until the end.

The "Romancecar Museum", where you can enjoy the history of such a charming romancecar, opened in front of Ebina Station on April 19, 2021. On the 1st floor, the history of Odakyu, the history of romance cars, romance cars so far, as well as the Moha 1 type car at the time of its founding are exhibited. The appearance of five past romance cars lined up is spectacular.

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On the 2nd floor, a typical Odakyu station and its surroundings are diorama-ized, and many vehicles are running in it. It is an area where time passes in a blink of an eye, with regular events with music and the ability to drive vehicles.


Adjacent to it is the Kids Romancecar Park, a children's playground with a romancecar theme. A romance car simulator, a romance car, an athletic (may be dormant depending on the corona situation), and more, it's exciting for kids to learn about romance cars and even move their own original crafts. The area.
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A lot of limited romance car goods and sweets are sold at the goods shop in the building. (Limited goods will be presented this time. Please see below for details.)

From the attached cafe, you can see the vehicles arriving and departing from Ebina Station, and there is a romance car maintenance base nearby, so you can also see the romance cars entering and exiting the maintenance area.

Odakyu Electric Railway has set a future goal of connecting Shinjuku and Odawara in 60 minutes in 1948. With the completion of double-tracking in 2018, we were able to reach that goal in 59 minutes.
Keep an eye on the romance car, which will continue to evolve and become more convenient and comfortable.

Romancecar Museum Goods Present Campaign
Romancecar Museum limited goods will be presented to 2 people!

Present contents
・ Hello Kitty Plush Toy BOX: 1 person
・ Romancecar sticky note set: 1 person

Qualification requirements
・ Those who live in Japan
・ Those who have a Twitter account and follow the official Twitter account of Magcal.net (@MAGCUL).

Application period
Hello kitty stuffedRumi BOX
September 6th (Monday) 18: 00-September 12th (Sunday) 12:00, 2021
Romancecar sticky note set
September 13, 2021 (Monday) 18: 00-September 19 (Sunday) 12:00
* Please retweet the "corresponding tweet" of the desired gift during the above period.

Application method
① Follow the official Twitter account of Magcal.net (@MAGCUL).
② Please "retweet" the "corresponding tweet".
Click here for the official account of Magcal Dot Net

Lottery / Winning Announcement
・ After a strict lottery, only the winners will be notified by a message from the "Magcal Editing Bureau".
・ Please note that you cannot select the product.
・ Notification of winning is scheduled for early October 2021.
・ If you win, please contact us with the product delivery address.
* If you have set to reject direct messages, the winning will be invalidated.
* Please turn on the notification setting (push notification) of the Twitter app on your device.
* Winning is limited to once per person.
* Due to unavoidable circumstances, notification of winning may be delayed.
* Prizes can only be delivered within Japan.
* If the prize cannot be delivered due to unknown customer's address, etc., the prize will be invalidated.
* The personal information you receive will not be used for any purpose other than the lottery.

Excitement, not just trains.
Odakyu Electric Railway's first railway museum "Romancecar Museum" opened in Ebina on April 19, 2021. It is a museum where you can see the romance cars of the past, which have been familiar to many railroad fans along the Odakyu Line. It is packed with the thoughts and commitments of many people involved in planning and design, but above all, we want to make our customers smile! I made it with the thought.

  • Address
    1-3 Megumicho, Ebina City, Kanagawa Prefecture (adjacent to Ebina Station on the Odakyu Line)
  • TEL
    046-233-0909 (Reception hours: 10: 00-18: 00 on opening days)
  • Business Hour
    10: 00-18: 00 (last admission 17:30)

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