Today I am at Chiwata Station in Higashi Sonogi!
This station is only small, and kaisoku (rapid) trains don’t stop here… but among photography enthusiasts and railway fans, it is very famous!
People come from all over Japan just to see this station.
And when I visited, I was delighted to find that there were indeed people taking photos (^w^)
From the outset, it’s easy to fall in love with the retro exterior of the wooden station building.
And if we step inside…
This is the view from the entrance to the platforms!!
Doesn’t it look just like a photo that has been put into a frame?!
With the retro appearance of the small station building and the calm ocean stretching out before you, it’s hard not to feel as though you are setting out on a wonderful journey (*￣∇￣*)
The water’s edge is right in front of the station!
The trains run right along the edge of the placid Omura Bay.
Here comes the train!!
The train runs on a curve, following the contours of the coastline, so for safety reasons the station track is built at an incline, too.
When the train pulls into the station it comes to a stop leaning slightly towards the sea. This is said to the only station built this way in the whole of Japan!
Look! The sparkling blue ocean reflects prettily in the mirrors!
Chiwata Station is only served by kakueki teisha (local) trains, which stop at every station. Please check the timetable carefully when planning a visit.
And of course, please take special care of the trains when you are visiting the station for a visit and taking photographs (o^∇^o)ﾉ
Address: Hiranitago, Higashisonogi-cho, Higashisonogi-gun, NagasakiPrefecture