A station like a ruin attracts attention of net users.

There are so many people taking pictures, and its like a tourist spot.

Naoki Yoshioka
Naoki Yoshioka

XAMOSCHi Chief Editor

Establisher of tempo, Inc. a web production company. Naoki has been in the web industry ever since he established the company in 2000. He specializes in tech, culture and also loves international movies and literature. Naoki is also keen on studying old Japanese material arts (Sousuishiryu-Kumiuchi-Koshinomawari: Seirenkan and Aikido: Aikikai) and continues his training until today.

Kokudo station is a famous photo-taking spot for those who enjoy photography. Its an old station that opened in 1930, and has never been repaired since. It even has machine-gun bullet marks from World War Ⅱ. It became an unmanned station in 1971, so its atmosphere is like an abandoned place.


However, this station is still used as a station of the JR East Japan Turumi line, and it even has an automatic ticket gate. It is accessible from Tokyo, and  lately it has become a popular place to visit and take photos of a “ruin”.


It might be a good place to take photos of a slightly different Japan.

Here are some pictures posted on “2ch” a popular bulletin board in Japan.










You can see how many people come to this place if you search for it in Google.



Translated by Elena






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