Okuoikojo Station - The Station in Shizuoka on a Cliff
When I'm traveling again, this is another place I want to visit. It is in my prefecture, not that far from where I live, but I didn't know about it until last week! This unstaffed station is on a cliff in the middle of a lake. The Ikawa Train Line uses Japan's last rack and pinion mechanism to navigate the steepest railway in Japan to get the 70 meters above the lake. The incline to get to the station is 5.1 degrees. The lake was created by a partial dam on the Oigawa River and the bridge is 70 meters above the lake.
To get there from Shizuoka Station, take the Hamamatsu Line to Kanaya Station, then take the Oigawa Tetsudo Line to Senzu Station, then the Oigawa Tetsudo Ikawa Line to Okuoikojo Station. What do you think? Would you like to join me on this trip?