Railroad Town Oji SLD51 at Funato Children's Park
In the Meiji era, Oji was the first place in Nara Prefecture to get a railroad, so it developed as Railroad Town, and still captures the attention of train fans around the country even today.
Funado Children's Park has a D51 steam train made in 1944 on display, and you can even get into the conductor's seat yourself.
It also looks incredible sitting next to the trains on the JR Kansai Main Line and the Kintetesu Tawaramoto Line, which run along either side of it.
In May 2020, the SL train lit up in blue was featured on the Japanese government's official Facebook page, The Government of Japan, and shared with the world.
Online gallery of railway photo exhibition (Tetsubus Fes 2023)