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

旅を優雅に快適に。小田急ロマンスカーの歴史を楽しく学ぼう。

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 prewar Shinjuku to Odawara. It was once canceled during the Pacific War, but it reappeared after the war and has been improved many times, connecting 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 intended 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 seems that it wasn't 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 the camera involuntarily.

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 for short of "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, which stands for "Excellent Express", has the largest number of seats in a romance car.

Another of the greatest features of Romancecar is its view. The GSE and VSE have observation seats, and the view from the leading and trailing vehicles is so wonderful that it can be said to be one of the purposes of the trip.

The Romancecar is a train that makes you feel uplifted just by looking at it or 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 romance car, opened in front of Ebina Station on April 19, 2021. On the 1st floor, the history of Odakyu, the history of romance cars, the 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, as events with music are held regularly and vehicles can be driven.


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 run 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 departing from and arriving at Ebina Station, and there is also 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 the 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, become more convenient and comfortable.

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