Autumn in the Train


12 Oct 2018, 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM




JAPAN RAIL CAFE brings Autumn to the Urban Park this October!

Urban Park Transforms into a “Japanese Train” with Music, Food and Movie Screenings

Event synopsis

Event theme: “Autumn in the Train”

Period: 11-14 Oct, 11am to 10pm

Venue: Tanjong Pagar Centre L1 Urban Park

In Japan, 14th October is known to the Train Maniacs as “The Railway Day” (Tetsudou-no-hi). To celebrate the day, JAPAN RAIL CAFE, a travel-themed cafe under railway operator East Japan Railway Company will unfold the train-themed event “Autumn in the Train” at Tanjong Pagar Centre to celebrate the special day! Featuring Japan’s popular experience-themed trains such as “JOYFUL TRAIN SERIES”, the event showcases some of the contents one can enjoy inside selected special trains during the Autumn season. Suitable for the working crowd and families, the event will transform the train-like space at the Urban Park with Japanese food, activities and special merchandises relating to Autumn and rail!

Programme Highlights

"Jimami Tofu Free Screening" by BananaMana Films

<11 Oct (Thu), 7.45-9.45pm>

On cinemas in October but you can catch it for free only at this event! A Singapore-Japanese drama film that tells the story of a Chinese-Singaporean chef going on a food journey discovering the art of traditional Okinawan cuisine and meeting his new love. It won the Audience Choice Award for Best Narrative Feature Film at the 2017 Hawaii International Film Festival.

Meet the directors Jason Chan and Christian Lee for a chitchat after the movie!

JCC Weekend Cinema

A special collaboration between JR Café and Japan Creative Center by Embassy of Japan in Singapore, JCC brings to you exciting movies this autumn!

・Makoto Shinkai Anime Marathon

<13 Oct (Sat), 5-7pm>

Catch the other fascinating anime works “5 Centimeters per Second”, “Voices of a Distant Star” and “The Garden of Words” all at one go by Makoto Shinkai, the brains behind top hit anime “Your Name”.


<14 Oct (Sun), 6-7.30pm>

You must be the “Japan-know-it-all” if you knew that “Chibimaruko” was the all-time favourite on every Sunday 6pm for most of the Japanese kids in the 90s who would have turned adults by now! Catch a glimpse of the everyday life of Momoko Sakura and her family in suburban Japan, 1974.


<14 Oct (Sun), 8-10pm>

Laugh away your upcoming Monday blues with the Japanese comedy that tells a story about a 73-year-old Ojisan (“uncle”) and a college student who is obsessed with robots.

Pikachu Meet & Greet Session

<11 & 12 Oct (Thu & Fri), 1-1.30pm>

<13 & 14 Oct (Sat & Sun), 2-2.30pm>

Pikachu will visit to promote his POKÉMON with YOU train! Get a chance to take a photo with him at our train photo panel!

Large Screen Train Video Game “DENSHA DE GO”

Live your dream for a moment if you have always wanted to drive a train!

Double DJ Night

<12 & 13 Oct (Fri & Sat), 8-10pm>

Can’t get enough of the DJ nights last summer? DJ Shin is back again with his pal DJ Fukumoto for a dual autumnal jazz pop fusion!

Family Yoga (Min. two as a pair)

<13 Oct (Sat), 12-1pm>:

<14 Oct (Sun), 12-1pm>:

Love yoga but hate to do it alone? Get your family member to join you for some stretches as a pair! Parent-kid pairs are welcomed. Pre-registration required.

Lucky Draw

Get a stamp card from our food vendors and for each purchase from a different vendor, you will receive a stamp.

Upon 2nd stamp: Instant-win at the “Autumn Fruit-picking Station”

Upon 3rd stamp: Drop your card in the Grand Lucky Draw and stand a chance to win a pair of JR-East pass!

Participating Vendors (in Alphabetical Order)

Food & Beverages:

• Agrihold (Melon bun ice cream)

• Chef Yamashita (Autumn themed cakes)

• Fumen Japanese Udon (Japanese Udon)

• Hattendo Singapore (hotdog buns & marron cream buns)

• JAPAN RAIL CAFE (crispy chicken & other finger food)

• Kagome Singapore (fruit juice packs)

• Mercatores (Butter Potato & stir fried dishes)

• SAMURICE (onigiri & bento)

• T’s TANTAN by JR Cafe (Vegan ramen from Tokyo)

• Taimatsu (plum wine “Umeshu”)

• Teppei Shokudo (Grilled Salmon Belly)

The list of vendors is accurate as of release date but may subject to changes.

Through various events promoting Japan and her culture, JAPAN RAIL CAFE aims to contribute to creating mutual, cultural inspirations between Singapore and Japan by establishing its role as a “platform for real Japan, platform for real communication”.

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Sponsors: JNTO, The Norinchukin Bank, Sony, JR East, Ekiben Grand Prix 2018

Partners: Tanjong Pagar Centre, Japan Creative Center by Japan Embassy in Singapore

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Tanjong Pagar Centre
1 Wallich Street
Singapore 078881