Japan is well known for its efficient and convenient train system. Anywhere you are, you’re likely to be able to take a train. In Metropolitan Tokyo, there are 882 train stations, 121 lines, and 40 million passengers per day. Shinjuku Station is the world’s busiest station with 3.64 million passengers per day. It’s amazing how well it works, though it is expected that there can be delays from time to time. This picture is the ticket gates of Futamatagawa Station in Yokohama on the Sotetsu Line. It has around 81,000 passengers per day.
Futamatagawa Station. Many stations are so convenient, they have a convenience store in the station.
Shonandai Station has a very large underground passageway that connects both sides of the station building and 3 train lines. There are many white columns that make this an interesting place for photographs.
Many train stations in Japan have a pretty ordinary look, but there are some that are designed to look good. One of them is Katase-Enoshima Station on the Odakyu Enoshima Line. It’s quite colourful. Have you visited the Enoshima area of Fujisawa and seen this station?
This is my entry for the 26th weekly “Show Me Japan!”
Update: I checked into the design of the station. It was designed to look like the Ryugo-jo, or Dragon Castle, which is from Urashima Taro.