This Unusual Japanese Train Station in the Middle of Nowhere Has No Entrance or Exit


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Sometimes we're in such a hurry to get to a destination that we forget to take in our surroundings. But that's not the case when passengers step onto the platform of the Seiryu Miharashi train station in Japan. In fact, they have no choice but to take in the view. Opened in March 2019 on the Nishikigawa Seiryu Line in the southern part of the country is an unusual platform that has no exit and no entrance. The intention of this design is to encourage travelers to take some time to admire the nature around them before they resume their journey.

Seiryu Miharashi station is situated in the Yamaguchi Prefecture between the towns of Naguwa and Nekasa. Its name literally translates to “Clear Stream Viewing Platform,” referencing its position overlooking the Nishiki River. Only a few specialty trains make the stop at this unusual station, and when passengers disembark there, they will find no ramps, gates, or pathways to lead them to a destination. Seiryu Miharashi is completely isolated in the mountainous environment, so people must wait for another train to stop when they want to leave.

The highly unique nature of this station has made it a popular stop for travelers and rail enthusiasts. Those who are lucky enough to make the trip are able to get a glimpse of the untouched beauty of the region and can appreciate the time they have to slow down and spend there.

An unusual train station has opened in the Yamaguchi Prefecture of Japan.


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Located on the Nishikigawa Seiryu Line is the Seiryu Miharashi Station, which has no entrance or exit.

It was created to encourage people to admire the scenery until the next train comes.


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Watch this video for a better view of Seiryu Miharashi Station:

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Margherita Cole

Margherita Cole is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met and illustrator based in Southern California. She holds a BA in Art History with a minor in Studio Art from Wofford College, and an MA in Illustration: Authorial Practice from Falmouth University in the UK. She wrote and illustrated an instructional art book about how to draw cartoons titled 'Cartooning Made Easy: Circle, Triangle, Square' that was published by Walter Foster in 2022.
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