There’s a secret free souvenir hiding inside this Japanese train station

Originally published on Sora News by Oona McGee

A limited-time memento that pays homage to a local folklore legend.

Japanese train stations are often filled with so many sounds, sights and people that it can be hard to miss some of the finer details they have to offer. Over at Higashi-Kanagawa Station, on the Yokohama Line and Keihin-Tohoku Line in Tokyo’s neighbouring prefecture of Kanagawa, there’s one detail that commuters-in-the-know have been raving about online, and it involves a very unusual type of souvenir not often seen outside of shrine and temple environments. 

The special souvenir is a “goshuin“, a seal stamp collected by worshippers as a personal memento of

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