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Taisha Line Taisha Station Ruins

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Ekidōri-441-3 Taishachō Kitaaraki, Izumo, Shimane 699-0722, Japan

The Former Taisha Station is the retired terminal station of the now-defunct JR Taisha Line which opened in 1912 and served until 1990. The existing building was rebuilt in 1924 and has been designated as a National Important Cultural Property. It is a traditional Japanese-style wooden building magnificent in stature and characterized by its white plaster walls and black tiled roof. The interior of the building is a blending of Japanese and Western styles where Japanese chandeliers, the ticket office, station room, and VIP room can still be seen. The nearest station is Izumotaisha-mae Station.

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outdoor
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indoor
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free
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daytime
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traditional

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ゆうき 3 months ago

When I stopped by on my way to Izumo Taisha Shrine, it was under construction😂 Although I couldn't see the station building, I was able to enter the platform.

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フーサン 3 months ago

In March 1975, when I was a fourth-year university student, I took a trip to the San'in region by train, and I remember standing on the platform of this station and passing through the ticket gate. I had a strong impression of what a magnificent and majestic station it was. As expected, it is the base of Izumo Taisha Shrine! Later, I visited in 2012, but the line had been discontinued and only the station building had been preserved. This is a photo from that time.

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H 55 8 months ago

It cannot be viewed until December 2020 due to preservation and repair work on the old station building. There is no parking lot and it says that entry is prohibited, but even if a courier truck passes through a narrow gap and parks in front of the old ticket gate, it seems that you can use the public restroom and enter. Avoid being in the middle of a factory as it can be a nuisance. Unfortunately, I wanted to see it before repairing it.

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シゲキ a year ago

I can't help but wonder if the Taisha Line was still there. Although I couldn't see the station building as it was undergoing preservation and renovation, I was able to take a walk around the station. You can feel the thoughts of the people who arrived here by night train from Nagoya and Osaka or by connecting from all over the country. I hope that not only the platforms and steam locomotives, but also the group ticket gates, washrooms, and toilets next to the station building will be preserved for a long time.

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Karl Lee 3 years ago

It brings you back to the old times when the station was popular, also the high time of Japan. In contrast to the current state of Izumo