Like bookmobiles? Try Japan's bullet train library
This decommissioned 0 series bullet train is the perfect place to hang out if you're a kid. Too bad it no longer travels at 130 mph.
If you're a kid growing up in Japan, chances are you dig comic books and trains. In the western Tokyo city of Akishima, you can indulge in both by reading manga in a vintage bullet train that's now a kids' library.
As seen in the video below, kids can also play engineer in the train driver's compartment. The library is popular with adults too, because the legendary blue-white 0 series was Japan's first Shinkansen bullet train.
With an initial top speed of 130 mph, the 0 series debuted in 1964 on the Tokyo-Osaka line prior to the Tokyo Olympic Games and was retired in 2008 (the modern N700 series has a top speed of 186 mph). The bullet train and the Olympics marked Japan's reemergence as a technological and international power following World War II, so the library is a real piece of Japanese history.
(Via Japan Probe)