Koi-Yamagata Station, an unmanned train station of love

Koi-Yamagata Station, an unmanned train station of love

In the Tottori Prefecture lies an unmanned train station…of love. Not really though, it’s just a train station that got remodeled into a bright pink landmark due to the station’s namesake (Koi-Yamagata, Koi (恋)) means love in Japanese. However, only two people reportedly ride the train at this stop (as of 2013 when it was reportedly reported). It would be terrible if the only two riders didn’t talk to each other, at this train stop of love (no, I will not stop calling it that).

The before
The before
The after
The after

I thought it’d be an interesting topic to research but nope, it’s as simple as that. No backstory of lovers or anything, just a town that decided to remodel their train station in a coat of hot pink. Here’s a description from Asahi Shimbum (translated by japanCRUSH):

”An unmanned train station in a valley, that doesn’t even have any toilets. Surrounded by trees; hidden away from national highways. The number of incoming and outgoing passengers numbers only two per day. The person in charge of the station said, “We will give this station as a place where a couple can be alone together”.

Boy, it sure sounds like a rather bleak romantic getaway, but it can be viewed as a quaint tourist location for lovers traveling in Japan.

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Man, it's really pink.
Man, it’s really pink

Source and pics: japanCRUSH, RocketNews24

 

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