Some 30 minutes from central Wakayama City in southeast Japan is the quiet, rural neighborhood of Kinokawa.
Despite the area's un-remarkableness, its train station attracts no shortage of visitors, most under the age of 12.
These tourists may not know what there is to see or do in wider Kinokawa, nor do they seem particularly interested -- all they want to do is visit Kishi train station, which serves Kinokawa.
They come seeking time, and hopefully a photo, with Kishi's stationmaster, a calico cat named Tama.
Tama’s duty is napping in her office (a converted ticket booth) and her salary is practical -- an unlimited supply of cat food.