Doai Station, Minakami-machi

Doai Station is a railway station on the Joetsu Line in Minakami, Gunma, Japan, operated by the East Japan Railway Company (JR East).LinesDoai Station is served by the Joetsu Line, and lies 69.3km from the starting point of the line at.Station layoutDoai Station is unusual in that it has two single side platforms, one of which is elevated, and the other is located underground within the Shin-Shimizu Tunnel. The station is unattended. The underground platform for the northbound trains is located 70m underground, in the middle of the 13,490m long Shin-Shimizu Tunnel. It takes 10 minutes to walk the 486 steps from the ticket gate to the platform. The above-ground platform for the southbound trains is at ground level. The climb up the steps from the underground platform features at the start of the novel, NHK dramatization and movie versions of Climber's High by Hideo Yokoyama.PlatformsHistoryThe station opened on 19 December 1936. With the privatization of Japanese National Railways (JNR) on 1 April 1987, the station came under the control of JR East.Surrounding areaMount Tanigawa (one of the "100 famous mountains in Japan")National Route 291
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  • It is located at the northernmost point of the Joetsu Line gunma prefecture. The uphill home is on the ground floor, but the downstairs is just below 470 steps. There is no elevator, so you should think that it will take at least 15 minutes to get to the ground from the downhill home.
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  • It is a station often seen on TV. For a while, normal? The stairs that suddenly appear though it walks on the ground. There is groundwater on the side of the stairs, but there is also lighting, and there is nothing to be afraid of. The stairs are missing, but there is no dangerous thing, let's experience it while the lower back is strong. It is a station, but there is no admission fee. There are no station staff members, and it seems to pay the conductor after the ride. What! Just came by train. Because it was a tunnel, I understood the sound sounded well.
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  • Tsuai station used in the movie. The stairs seem to rise to the heavens. Tsuai station is cold even in summer, so it is best to take a jacket.
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