Tiniest Train Station
Gakuden Train Station, Furano Japan -- Furano, Hokkaido, Japan -- Copyright 2007 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 17-55 f/2.8 @ 17mm — 1/250 sec, f/9, ISO 250 — map & image datanearby photos
Gakuden Train Station, Furano Japan

While driving around on our trip to Furano, Hokkaido during Golden Week, we came across the smallest train station I've ever seen. Heck, I've seen larger bus stops.

It was at the junction of Nowhere and Boondocks, near where a road crossed the train tracks. Here's the view one direction from the road....

Looking Northeast -- Furano, Hokkaido, Japan -- Copyright 2007 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 17-55 f/2.8 @ 17mm — 1/320 sec, f/9, ISO 250 — map & image datanearby photos
Looking Northeast

And the view the other direction....

Looking Southwest -- Furano, Hokkaido, Japan -- Copyright 2007 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 17-55 f/2.8 @ 17mm — 1/350 sec, f/9, ISO 250 — map & image datanearby photos
Looking Southwest
This Is The Entire Station -- Furano, Hokkaido, Japan -- Copyright 2007 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 17-55 f/2.8 @ 34mm — 1/250 sec, f/9, ISO 250 — map & image datanearby photos
This Is The Entire Station
From Afar -- Furano, Hokkaido, Japan -- Copyright 2007 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 17-55 f/2.8 @ 17mm — 1/350 sec, f/9, ISO 250 — map & image datanearby photos
From Afar

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Hi Jeffrey,

Could I please use your picture (looking southwest) on a Security Awareness Poster I’m creating at work. The title will be – ‘stay on the right track – follow company policy’ with your picture below.
It’s a great picture by the way – really beautiful surroundings and great composition.
The poster will only be used in our Council offices and I can credit you for the picture if you’d prefer.
(Also I didn’t read all of your blog (sorry) but have you ever been to England? We’ve got much smaller stations than this!)
I hope you’ll agree to let us use this picture.

Many Thanks in advance

Gina

— comment by Gina Dixon on September 20th, 2007 at 7:59pm JST (10 years, 3 months ago) comment permalink

Hi Jeffrey. Writing to you from Peacehaven in England. Found your site by putting Playrail trains in search box. I am busy building a tomy tomica model railway layout for exhibition at a Rotary fund raising event in February. Have been wrestling with the problems of building elevated track and had never thought of using lego before. Thank you very much for the idea. Is your son still into trains or has he moved onto girls,computers and motor bikes. Regards. Henry.

— comment by Henry Cade on January 28th, 2010 at 8:57am JST (7 years, 11 months ago) comment permalink

When I went to Shiga-ken last August (East of Biwa Lake), I took a train from a station which looked like this one. More nostalgia for me. I’ll send the link of this page to the friend I visited back then.

— comment by Anne on September 6th, 2012 at 4:32am JST (5 years, 3 months ago) comment permalink
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