Gundam Stamp Rally in Tokyo

Today my husband will talk about “Gundam Stamp Rally”.(*^^*)

What is Gundam? 


Gundam is a famous Japanese robot, loved all over the world.

Gundam is an advanced, high performance mobile suit, often constructed to be much more powerful than the standard production mobile suits. They are generally equipped with the latest experimental technology available at the time of their construction. The definition of a Gundam varies from one timeline to another. In most series it is used as an acronym to refer to something, however in all but the most recent series these acronyms were derived after the fact and do not appear at any point in the animated works. The protagonist’s mobile suit of a series usually carries the name Gundam. The main suit in each series usually sports a mainly white and blue color scheme, with yellow and red accents, and sports at least one pair of yellow or white V-fins on its head.
(Reference: Gundam wiki)

About Gundam Stamp Rally at train stations


Gumdam Stamp Rally was provided by JR East, Japanese Railway company from 2018/1/9 to 2018/2/27.
65 train stations participated this event. And each station had own character of Gundam. For example, you could get Gundam(RX-78-2) Stamp at Ueno station.
This image shows where you could get the stamps.

 My experience about Gundam Stamp Rally


At first, I planned to get all the stamps as fast as I could in only 1 day.
I made a perfect plan which shows below.
Beginning from the Toride station at the right side,
the total time will be 9.5 hours.

My plan was too long to write down here, so I will put it at the bottom of this article.

I started this challenge at 4:30 AM from Toride station.
But, it was mistaken. Because some stamps were in office that open 7:30 AM,
I could not get several stamps until 7:30 AM. So, I lose a lot of time.

In addition, there happened some problems,
I got the complete prize at 18:30 PM. I took 14 hours after all.

My perfect plan below↓

total 9.5 hours

2 hours

① Joban Line 1 Toride → 2 Abiko → 3 Kashiwa → 4 Shin-Matsudo

② Musashino Line  Shin-Matsudo → 5 Nankoyama → Shin-Matsudo

③ Joban Line Shin-Matsudo → 6 Matsudo → 7 Kanamachi → 8 Kameari → 9 Kitasenjuu → 10 Minami-senju → 11 Mikawajima → 12 Nippori

④ Keihin Tohoku Line  Nippori → 13 Uguisudani → 14 Ueno → 15 Okachimachi → (Ueno)

⑤ Joban line (Ueno) → 16 Oku → 17 Akabane

1 hour

⑥ Keihin Tohoku Line  Akabane → 18 Higashi-jujo → 19 Oji → 20 Tabata → 21 Nishi Nippori

⑦ Yamanote Line Nishi-Nippori → 22 Komagome → 23 Sugamo → 24 Otsuka → 25 Ikebukuro

⑧ Saikyo Line Ikebukuro → 26 Itabashi → 27 Jujo → (Ikebukuro)

1 hour

⑨ Yamanote Line (Ikebukuro) → 28 Mejiro → 29 Takadanobaba → 30 Shinjuku

⑩ Sobu Line  Shinjuku → 31 Sendagaya → 32 Shinanomachi → 33 Yotsuya → 34 Ichigaya → 35 Iidabashi → 36 Suidobashi → 37 Ochanomizu

⑪ Chuo Line Ochanomizu → 38 Kanda

1 hour

⑫ Walking  Kanda ⇒ 39 Shin Nihonbashi ⇒ (Kanda)

⑬ Yamanote (Kanda) → 40 Tokyo → 41 Yurakucho → 42 Shinbashi → 43 Hamamatsucho

⑭ Monorail Hamamatsucho → 44 Tennozu Isle → 45 Haneda Airport Daiichi Building

2 hours

⑮ Keikyu Haneda Airport First Building → Keikyu Kamata

⑯ Keikyu  Keikyu Kamata ⇒ 46 Kamata

⑰ Keihin Tohoku Kamata → 47 Omori → 48 Oimachi → 49 Shinagawa → 50 Tamachi

2 hours

⑱ Yamanote Tamachi → 51 Osaki → 52 Gotanda → 53 Meguro → 54 Ebisu → 55 Shibuya → 56 Harajuku → 57 Yoyogi

⑲ Sobu Line Yoyogi → 58 Okubo → 59 Higashi Nakano → 60 Nakano → 61 Koenji → 62 Asagaya → 63 Ogikubo → 64 Nishi Ogikubo

0.5 hour

⑳ Chuo Line Nishiogikubo → 65 Akihabara

These are a stamp book and prizes.

 

Thank you for reading!

 


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rice (Japanese OL)

Japanese OL. (OL means “office lady”. Women who work in offices.) I was born in a rural part of  Kanagawa prefecture (near Tokyo ) in the latter half of the 1980s. I was raised in Kanagawa and live and work in Tokyo now. I live with my husband. I study English by writing this blog!

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