Notogawa Station

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Notogawa Station (能登川駅) is a railway station in Higashiomi, Shiga Prefecture, Japan on the Biwako Line (Tokaido Main Line) of West Japan Railway Company (JR West).

Rebuilt in 2003, the Notogawa Station building is shaped like a giant waterwheel, the symbol of Notogawa town before it merged with Higashi-Omi in 2006. Notogawa has a giant waterwheel at a local park. The waterwheel design is on both the east and west sides of the train station. It’s so distinctive and very impressive. I loudly applaud the people who planned and designed the building. The building’s waterwheel structure houses an escalator on one end and stairs on the other. The west side of the station has other waterwheel-themed objects, not to mention a local shopping center also bearing waterwheel designs. Although there are train stations in Japan with a real waterwheel next to it, it seems Notogawa Station is the only one that is shaped like a waterwheel. Higashi-Omi’s sole JR train station.

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Biwako Line 琵琶湖線 Train Stations
Kyoto* 京都駅 | Yamashina* 山科駅 | Otsu* 大津駅 | Zeze 膳所駅 | Ishiyama* 石山駅 | Seta 瀬田駅 | Minami-Kusatsu 南草駅 | Kusatsu* 津草津駅 | Ritto 栗東駅 | Moriyama* 守山駅 | Yasu* 野洲駅 | Shinohara 篠原駅 | Omi-Hachiman* 近江八幡駅 | Azuchi 安土駅 | Notogawa* 能登川駅 | Inae 稲枝駅 | Kawase 河瀬駅 | Minami-Hikone 南彦根駅 | Hikone* 彦根駅 | Maibara* 米原駅 | Sakata* 坂田駅 | Tamura* 田村駅 | Nagahama* 長浜駅 | *Shin-kaisoku stations.
Tokaido Main Line 東海道本線 in Shiga
Kyoto* 京都駅 | Yamashina* (Kyoto) 山科駅 | Otsu* 大津駅 | Zeze 膳所駅 | Ishiyama* 石山駅 | Seta 瀬田駅 | Minami-Kusatsu 南草駅 | Kusatsu* 津草津駅 | Ritto 栗東駅 | Moriyama* 守山駅 | Yasu* 野洲駅 | Shinohara 篠原駅 | Omi-Hachiman* 近江八幡駅 | Azuchi 安土駅 | Notogawa* 能登川駅 | Inae 稲枝駅 | Kawase 河瀬駅 | Minami-Hikone 南彦根駅 | Hikone* 彦根駅 | Maibara* 米原駅 | Samegai* 醒ヶ井駅 | Omi-Nagaoka* 近江長岡駅 | Kashiwabara* 柏原駅 | *Shin-kaisoku stations.
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