Komagatake Station seems like a ghost town, very old and very small. There was no ticket agent or ticket machine just a small waiting area with the train time table. It all works on the honor system in these small towns. When you get off at a station just tell them where you got on and pay your fare on the train box. The driver of the single car train does not even check.
This is the men's room that was located about 10 meters away from the waiting area. I looked for the womens rest room but did not see it anywhere. I was curious and opened the traditional Japanese wooden sliding doors. It was interesting to see a room that was so old, spider infested with a stain filled wall from men not aiming straight. Yup, that wall on the right side has been marinating in urine since the town of Komagatake cut the ribbon and open the station. I'm standing in part of the NJR / JR history. After seeing this room I would much rather take my chances behind some tree the next time nature calls.
No matter how much you shake and dance the last few drops always get on your pants.
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fplohoff (0) 2007-06-19 13:42
I got curious on your opus from Japan. This is my favorite. It tells me from 1000 travellers stopping here for a while. They brought their stories which are kept here for all time now.
Itīs sad, that nobody recognised it. (some beautiful monks are missing..).
christian_v (874) 2007-06-20 20:02
It is a real pleasure to read your candid notes and see images of your Travelogue...Something behind the screen with a different eye
You have a good sens of humour with this one...
This is perfect and natural Japan out of the tourist track
- Copyright: Marvin Andino (wadd99) (222)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-05-19
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon 400d, Canon 18-55
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/80 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Tokyo to Sapporo by JR
- Date Submitted: 2007-06-19 8:15
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