3 great train trips you can take around Asia

Traveling to Asia can feel like traveling through another world, with breathtaking landscapes, diverse history and an unparalleled pace of life. It can also seem overwhelming. But visiting these fantastic countries, having fun and…

3 great train trips you can take around Asia

Traveling to Asia can feel like traveling through another world, with breathtaking landscapes, diverse history and an unparalleled pace of life. It can also seem overwhelming. But visiting these fantastic countries, having fun and meeting people can turn that negative reaction around. Even better, you can travel without leaving Asia.

To add a bit of spice to your trip, you can transform a train trip into something fun and exciting. Whether it’s embarking on a chocolate and trivia adventure in Indonesia or learning to smoke Japanese whiskey in Japan, there are multiple ways to spice up your day trip.

There are countless exciting destinations in Asia that, were it not for these train trips, might never even have been on your radar, but that simply don’t exist without them. Be adventurous and take advantage of the world’s largest cross-continental train network to discover the world’s most beloved destinations. Here are just a few of the great places you can ride a train to on your journey:

Andisi Terrace, Indonesia

Hungry? Then this trip to a dinner on Indonesia’s Andisi Terrace is right up your alley. It doesn’t get much better than learning how to ride a motorbike while tasting Indonesian cuisine and storytelling. It’s a perfect blend of adventure and food and it isn’t too shabby on a budget either.

Kuskusari Market, Japan

Traveling to Japan doesn’t have to be all work and no play. It only takes a short train ride to head to Kazusari Market, an amazing mini village that’s packed with memorable sights, like the top-secret bamboo temple. You can even get a drink from a konju river with the Nagoya folks while enjoying a woodblock print from one of the artisan makers.

Takamaka Tsonkuru, Japan

No idea what that new look is? Then you should stop by Takamaka Tsonkuru, one of Japan’s oldest train stations and an art district to be sure. Fill your pint glass with exotic sake from Suica in the Yakiniko district while trying out the latest and greatest yin and yang styles of Japanese kawaii makeup.

Gyu Teng Gabi, Japan

There is nothing that can top tea in Japan, at least according to “The Silent Truth on Tea.” So you can only imagine the type of divine experience that awaits you at Gyu Teng Gabi, Japan’s largest tea-and-dessert shop. Bonus: You can get a pot of tea and some gyoza as well.

Jinwatana Temple, Indonesia

Sure, you can get up close and personal with the soulful Andi Setiawan in this grand temple. But it can get a bit intense so go in to learn about the Masyarakat spirit via a samurai history lesson and a visit to the temple, which became famous for training the later famous King Goa (who’s from andira country) in the process.

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