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The Site of Temiya Line, Otaru

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Stop and take in The Site of Temiya Line, a narrow-gauge railway line once used to transport coal and marine goods, out of operation since 1985. Observe the remaining parts of the track, signals, and signage in this evocative location, which nowadays often serves for exhibitions and gatherings. Bring along your camera to capture the scene, but be aware that informational posts are in Japanese. To visit The Site of Temiya Line and other attractions in Otaru, use our Otaru trip generator.
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  • August 16, 2017
    In the years when most train routes in Japan were run by Japanese National Railways, there used to be a very short route called the Temiya Line between Otaru Station and Temiya Station for 2.8 km. The...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    There is actually nothing much to see there. On the way to the Otaru Canal for JR station, you should be able to see this sign on the right. I was there during the Oshio Matsuri and the end of Jul and...  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    Just a old railway for taking photos. Nothing special. If you pass by there, you could just take a photo.  more »

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