Iconic Anime Character Gets His Own Japanese Train Station

Doraemon, a robotic cat from the future, is one of Japan’s most beloved anime characters. He now has his own train station in Kawasaki, Kanagawa Prefecture.

Doraemon debuted as a manga in 1969, ending publication in 1996. Its long-running anime series still airs. The character has been called “the Mickey Mouse of Japan,” alluding to his iconic status.

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This month, Noborito Station has been given a Doraemon themed makeover.

The Fujiko F. Fujio Museum is located at this stop, and Fujiko F. Fujio created Doraemon.

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Doraemon and Dorami bathrooms.

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There is even an Anywhere Door!

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Wow!

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The elevator is even an Anywhere Door. But it won’t take people anywhere—just up!

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Brian Ashcraft

Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored five books, including most recently, Japanese Whisky: The Ultimate Guide to the World's Most Desirable Spirit.