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Former Taisha Station, Izumo

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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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  • Station of the retro feel not being used now. Not many tourists, so slowly. Railway mania is even felt the atmosphere, nice spot. Izumo Taisha Shrine by car 5 minutes after the shrine how do?
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  • Kando as different shrine between from 1 field station, along the year, disappears feeling there aren't near the old shrine station. Even though children, welcomed many visitors as an entrance to Izumo-Taisha station is good. Inside the station Hall is a must. Is Japanese-style, inside is nice in Western. It was just photos you want to take, like space.
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  • I thought one day I want to go, and seen in the photo. And intimidating and powerful, and it was quite nice. I felt it was worth just saw this old station was only looked at from the outside without entering in, came to Izumo. Location of Izumo-Taisha in their own image, the image could walk moderate distances.
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