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Saturday, August 15, 2009

Old JR Taisha Station

旧JR大社駅

Not far from Izumo Taisha in Izumo is the Old JR Taisha Station. The station is modeled on the design of Izumo Shrine itself and was built in 1924.

Old JR Taisha Station

The station was converted to a free museum in 1990 and you can wander the old buildings and gaze at a rusting locomotive.

Old JR Taisha Station


The interior wood panelling is beautifully decorated and evocative of the Taisho Period when the station was built to ferry pilgrims to Japan's second most important shrine - Izumo Taisha.

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