Train stations are usually, of course, the point where people enter or exit a city or part of town. But a train station was recently opened in Japan where the only way you can access it by train (not by foot or other modes of transportation), and once you get there, the only way you can leave is, again, by train.
Said to be the most unusual train station in Japan, its sole purpose is for you to admire the view from the platform.
The station is called Seiryu Miharashi Eki, which translates into “Clear Stream Viewing Platform Station.” Located as part of the Nishikigawa Seiryu Line, it’s only accessible by train on Yamaguchi Prefecture’s Nishikigawa Railway.
Once the train stops at that station, you can disembark and enjoy the scenery of this rural and remote spot. But the station has no ticket booth, no ramps, no stairs, and not even an entrance or exit, because you’re not allowed to leave the station. The train that brought you there will continue on its way after a few minutes, so you can take that perfect shot for Instagram, and then get back on the train.
And if its location wasn’t unusual enough, the Nishikigawa Railway only use the station for special events, a few times a year. So stops there will be very special, indeed!
Interested in riding the Nishikagawa Railway? First head to Iwakuni Station, which is about 2 hours from Osaka and 1 hour from Hiroshima.
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