Tokyo Trains Get The Dragon Quest Theme

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Like, actual trains departing the station to actual Dragon Quest music. Only in Japan!

As pointed out on Kuma News, when trains on the Tokyu Toyoko Line depart Shibuya Station, they are sent off with the Dragon Quest Overture.

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Other train stations in Tokyo have jingles or play melodies (Ebisu Station, for example, has the theme from The Third Man because of beer ads). The Dragon Quest Overture, however, corresponds with a 30th anniversary Dragon Quest exhibit being held in Shibuya and will apparently only be played until September 12. The event wraps up on the 11th.

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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.