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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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  • Basically like buildings, civil engineers like myself, but I thought more than normal, surprisingly unimpressed to shock. Like that as pretty good, but not bad ratings. I think I feel sense of imitation probably tried to make instead a solemn University culture building in the late Taisho era. I feel stylish, modern 1 field Dentetsu Izumo Taisha changing only a few years the station was well-timed. I will come back again to go see 'history' If you're going by car, walk from Hankyu 1 is good.
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  • The station became the abandoned railway station, along major railways lines. The station was the entrance to Izumo-Taisha Shrine, leading to Izumo-Taisha Shrine is active at that time. Looking at the massive and magnificent architecture, overwhelmed. Designers of structural column space for relaxation, but did... And had previously told in the TV special. Mr. Niwa Mitsuo Kobe Railway Administration Bureau Assistant Eng was with the design thing. Seems that at the time was crowded with lots of visitors, and remained at that time schedule and fare table. At home some of the D51 steam locomotive. In addition, Café corner is located in the station building, are also light coffee breaks can be. It's the places you want to visit take a look at, but there is little distance from Izumo Taisha.
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  • Old large railways station is very impressive. Station building and platform the SL D51 are exhibited in the home. Hey rusting is poor. Exhibition in the station, what is the State of affairs of the old station and coffee shop? In these had.
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