Former Taisha Station, Izumo

#3 of 46 in Historic Sites in Izumo
Historic Site · Hidden Gem · Landmark
The last remaining station of the now defunct JR Taisha line, Former Taisha Station represents a fine example of Imperial Crown-style architecture. Constructed in 1924, this cultural treasure is one of only three remaining stations preserved from this period, utilizing wood and traditionally curved, tiled roofs, topped by ridgepole ornaments in a fashion distinct to the country. Exploring the station will give you a sense of how it functioned all those years ago, with mannequin displays of original uniforms, photographs, and even a preserved steam locomotive sitting at the platform. Bring along your camera to capture this typical early 20th-century terminal. Using our world travel planner, Izumo attractions like Former Taisha Station can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Visiting this old station feels like going back in time. You can still see the schedules, mannequins wearing the original uniform, the railtracks and the train. The best part is it is free and near...  more »
  • Who doesn’t love looking at old buildings, trying to understand and reminiscing the old days. The traditional design of japanese building can be seen and I was super excited when I saw it. It is very....  more »
  • Well renovated old JR station. Be ready to get lost in time...
  • Beautiful building but just looking, there are nothing to do
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