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Ohmi Railways Yokaichi Station. A modern ferro-concrete building was completed in June 1998 to replace the old wooden building.
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Ohmi Railways Yokaichi Station 近江鉄道八日市駅
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Mural at Ohmi Railways Yokaichi Station
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Chokotto bus ちょこっとバス
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A kite hangs inside the airy pyramid roof of the station building.
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View from station window. The area in front of the station is now lined with shops like Heiwado department store.
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Ohmi Railways train at Yokaichi Station.
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Kite decoration on mailbox outside the station.
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Old Yokaichi Station. My first picture of Yokaichi, before this old station was torn down in 1997. I had to change trains at Yokaichi Station on the Omi Railway Line and had time to step out and take this picture. 旧八日市駅It was a small station, but the wooden building looked quite charming. There was nothing in front of the station, just a large paved area. A far cry from what it looks like today. Power/telephone lines are also underground, making the streets look clean and attractive. A dramatic change since the last time I passed through in 1991.
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The Yokaichi Station building was replaced by a new building in 1998. March 1, 1997 was the last day when the old station building was used before it was torn down. Omi Railways issued this commemorative ticket to mark the occasion.The drawing of the station and my photograph look almost exactly the same. The same advertising and billboards are on the building. Even the vending machines on the left are pictured in both.
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Honmachi Shopping Arcade, now almost devoid of people.
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Honmachi Shopping Arcade's shuttered doors.
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Kite sculpture
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Yokaichi Library
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Inside Yokaichi Library. Giant kite with the words for "Knowledge" is written.
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2nd floor gallery area.
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Higashi-Omi City Hall
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Higashi-Omi City Hall
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Sister city monument at Higashi-Omi City Hall.
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Shin-Yokaichi Station on the Ohmi Railway, the stop before Yokaichi Station terminal.
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Train going to Omi-Hachiman from Shin-Yokaichi Station.
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Shin-Yokaichi Station is a Western-style, two-story wooden building built in 1913. The second floor is closed to the public due to old age. It originally housed the Konan Railway company’s head office (湖南鉄道).
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Konan Railway originally operated the railway between Yokaichi and Omi-Hachiman before it merged with another company that later merged with Ohmi Railways.
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Tourists don’t normally get off at this station since most attractions are at the next stop, Yokaichi Station.
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Toilet
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Turnstile
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Inside Shin-Yokaichi Station.
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Love the inside of Shin-Yokaichi Station.
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Train ticket window is manned only in the mroning.
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Waiting room inside Shin-Yokaichi Station.
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I wonder how old these benches are. Older than my mom perhaps.
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Ceiling light.
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Wish we could go up to the 2nd floor.
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Shin-Yokaichi Station looks brown from the sides, but it's green on the front.
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Amazing that this station is still being used. I figure its days are numbered though.
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Roof needs repair.
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Looks like no one will repair this building.
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Nature trying to reclaim its place.
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Signs of age in many places, but it adds to the rustic charm.
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Hirata Station on the Ohmi Railways.
     
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