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Thursday, November 30, 2023

Hand-drawn illustrated maps online with "Stroly" | East Japan Railway conductor's recommended walking map of Nikko

JR East Startup Corporation, a subsidiary of JR East and a CVC that promotes venture investment and collaboration, has released a walking map of Nikko City using the online map platform "Stroly" in collaboration with JR East's Omiya Conductor District. Stroly" is a service operated by Stroly Inc. that allows users to link hand-drawn illustrated maps with location information (GPS). The map was created by the Omiya conductors who were involved in planning and setting up the "Momiji Iroha Nikko (all cars are reserved)" special train, and will be available for three months from November 2, 2019 (Saturday) until the end of January 2020 to coincide with the start of the train's service.

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In the spirit of hospitality to boost the 20th anniversary of the "Shrines and Temples of Nikko" World Heritage registration, JR East employees, led by the conductors of the Omiya Conductor Section, created this tour as an added value for visitors to enjoy walking from JR Nikko Station to the Nikko Toshogu Shrine and surrounding area. It includes recommendations for restaurants, souvenir shops, hotels, and other places of interest.

We're actually showing you some of our favorite places to eat and drink. We hope you will enjoy the experience of having GPS displayed on a hand-drawn illustrated map! (Omiya Conductor District Illustrated Map Creation Member)"

Open to the public: Saturday, November 2, 2019, 10:00 - end of January 2020 (closing period may vary)


What is the "Stroly" online map platform?

An online map platform linked to location data (GPS) launched by Stroly in February 2017. The map submission service, which can be submitted and viewed by users around the world, allows users to easily put online hand-drawn illustrated maps, old maps, and other analog maps that differ in scale from reality, as well as search and use maps near their current location.

Image of Stroly

What is the Rapid "Momiji Iroha Nikko"?

This is a temporary train with all reserved seats that will operate between November 2 (Sat.) and 4 (Mon.), 2019 (national holiday). The train will run from Kawagoe (10:00) to Nikko (12:39) and from Nikko (19:11) to Omiya (21:33), using a Series 205 four-car "Iroha" formation. The "Iroha" formation is a sightseeing-specification train that has been in operation since Sunday, April 1, 2018.

Image of "Iroha" organization
Company Name JR East Startup Co.
launchFebruary 2018
address (e.g. of house)1-1-6-1201 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
representative director (i.e. someone chosen by the board of directors from among the directors to actually represent the company)president (e.g. of a company)Yutaka Shibata
Company HPhttp://jrestartup.co.jp/
BusinessResearch and identification of business seeds and cutting-edge technologies, investment in venture companies, and promotion of collaboration with the JR East Group
Company NameStroly Corporation
launchJanuary 14, 2005
address (e.g. of house)109-1, Kanagitacho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
representative director (i.e. someone chosen by the board of directors from among the directors to actually represent the company)Michi Takahashi
Company HPhttps://stroly.com
BusinessPlanning, development, and operation of information technology services and products; consulting on location and spatial technology
Press Release Issued by: JR East Startup Co.
Distributed by: PR TIMES
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