Published on December 5th,2008 at 7:37 PM
By >Akihabara News Team

Yamanote Train Piggy Bank Unboxed

We just received the Yamanote Piggy Bank that was introduced a couple weeks ago. It’s the perfect gadget for those who’ve been to Japan. I’m sure it will bring back memories, in particular Tokyo’s famous Yamanote Line that you probably caught.

When a coin is inserted the Yamanote Piggy Bank begins playing nice train station music, if you’ve been to Tokyo, Ueno, Shibuya, Shinjuku, Nippori or Shinagawa, you’ll probably recognize it. We admit the Japanese are great when it comes to creating music like this, once heard it’s never forgotten.

Better than my words, here’s a short Yamanote Piggy Bank video.

If you fall in love with this piggy bank, buy it now on

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  • darkfader

    Nice addition to everyone’s favorite train collection.
    Anyone got all JR sounds btw plz?

  • pOLL

    i WANT oNE ^O^

  • David_M
  • Steven

    This looks amazing! I love the trains in Japan and the music they play. This seems like a great toy, but still expensive…

  • pOpO

    Very Nice Product

  • JayCee


  • Maehem

    Am I the only person thinking of using it to do a Yamanote case mod?

    In any case, brings back my memories of traveling around Tokyo this fall. I wish they had them when I was there!

  • noobee

    this is a funny gadget!
    Yamanote is too crowded and a lot of salariman

  • DD

    I agree with Steven on the price – very expensive for what it is. I’d love a few of these for presents though.

  • Niko

    I NEEd one, but it’s $100 AUS when i converted from Yen.



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