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Former Taisha Station, Izumo

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Historic Site Landmark
The last remaining station of the now defunct JR Taisha line, Former Taisha Station represents a fine example of Imperial Crown-style architecture. Constructed in 1924, this cultural treasure is one of only three remaining stations preserved from this period, utilizing wood and traditionally curved, tiled roofs, topped by ridgepole ornaments in a fashion distinct to the country. Exploring the station will give you a sense of how it functioned all those years ago, with mannequin displays of original uniforms, photographs, and even a preserved steam locomotive sitting at the platform. Bring along your camera to capture this typical early 20th-century terminal. Using our international travel planner, Izumo attractions like Former Taisha Station can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • I think even in the disused station is great. In a classic building there. I think that unfortunately would be discontinued.
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  • And across from the train station and Izumo Taisha and the other side, the car was a while. Several cars stop in front of the station. The atmosphere and positive in the Taisho exterior and Interior. You can counter and gate are still properly entering your home. The old uniforms of the conductor and the audio guide multiple wrecks there, enjoy the sense of time slip.
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  • This is a great place to visit if you are interested in old Japanese architecture of train stations. There is also an older steam locomotive on site. There is not much to do in the area, but there are...  more »

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Where to stay in Izumo

Hotels in Izumo cluster around the railway station, mostly on the northern side. Get a map at the station for the location and prices of a few inexpensive ryokans and family-operated bed and breakfasts scattered around the city. A number of mid-range business establishments lie in the western part of town and south of the railway station. Capacity in the city is limited, so consider exploring the wider selection of accommodations on the eastern shore of Lake Shinji, some 30 km (18 mi) away from Izumo.
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