Sunday, May 23, 2021

Umi-Shibaura Station


This station, like the Koboro Station, is a secluded station which is not accessible by car or foot.  In addition, no other train station in Japan is built this close to the sea. The single platform has spectacular views of Tokyo Bay. Train riders can get off the train and walk along the platform, but are forbidden to go outside the station. The area around the station is the private property of Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation and only company personnel are allowed to enter.  Photos are allowed on the seaside, but forbidden on the company side.

The only way to get to the station is by taking the Tsurumi Line train bound for Uni-Shibaura, which is a ten minute ride from Tsurumi Station. Riders are warned not to confuse it with an Ogimachi bound train. There is one train per hour, except during morning and evening semi-rush hours. The station is unattended, so IC cards like Suica and PASMO are recommended. 

When I am able to travel again, I want to go here.


Vireya said...

That sounds like quite a unique station. Is it the end of the line? If you get off, does the train wait for you to walk along the platform, or do you have to wait an hour for the next train?

I shall look forward to your report and photos once you are able to visit it!

roughterrain crane said...

This must be a nice place. Thanks for your information.

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

I stopped to see what you have been up to. This has been a rough year here on this mountain but maybe I am getting back to enjoying with interest in what others are doing. A bout with Covid, a brother-in-law dying when he caught it, and a certain family member causing - I don't even know what to call it- back in Indiana has caused me to isolate. Caused me to click my blog to private. But I'll be back. I hope you are well since I saw your comment about not being able to travel.
xx, Carol

Jeanie said...

I can see why -- these are just so interesting!

Leonore Winterer said...

That sounds like a great place to go with a book or some stitching and enjoy the sea!