A cafe in Central Japan is offering up an environment suited for both coffee lovers and railfans. Started by a former bus driver, Haruka, a cafe in Gifu, Japan features a $10,000 N Scale model railroad along with a host of other railways related memorabilia. The model railway features 9 different routes, each of which allows customers to run their favorite rented trains. 30 different trains are available for rent with prices running between 50 Yen and 500 Yen ($.50 to $5.00). Depending on the route, a cost to run a rented train for 10 minutes will be in the range of 50 to 150 Yen ($.50 to $1.50).
The name Haraku comes from a train service run by JR West (pictured above) that links Maibara, Japan to Kansai International Airport near Osaka. And if a train themed Cafe isn’t for you, there are plenty of other establishments in Japan that may also suit your fancy.