Old Sandankyou Station – 三段峡駅

Old Sandankyou Station – 三段峡駅

Here are a couple photos from the old Sandankyou Station area near the gorge. I’m sure in the old days, the “bubble era” as it was called, there was probably a lot of tourists coming through this area to hike the gorge. Alas, Japan’s shrinking population and the economic bubble burst leave a lot of abandoned tourists areas. There is no more station here, and the track has been removed except for this short little stretch where the station supposedly was. In the picture at the bottom, you can see where the train would have entered the tunnel in the mountain if you look close enough.