You can go for 2 days and 1 night~A hidden trip in Shizuoka~Vol. 5 The hidden location on the water, 『Okuooi Kojou Station』!

Okuooi Kojou, the station that floats on a lake. It’s definitely a sight to see! You can get there by walking over the rain bridge and there are many amazing spots along the way!

Okuooi Kojou Station


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Okuizumi Station

The Southern Alps Aputo Line

Let’s ride the Aputo style train!

We got a good rest at the Suikouen, gave our farewells to Sumatakyou, and got on the bus going to Okuizumi Station.
※The last article→Vol.4 “Have a relaxing time at Suikouen”
A red train welcomed us at the Okuizumi Station.
The Southern Alps Aputo Line can climb the steepest hills in Japan, and also has a cute exterior!

The Southern Alps Aputo Line

The Southern Alps Aputo Line

A beautiful view from the window

We enjoyed the wind in our face while going up the mountain and the conductor explained the views during our journey.
You can enjoy beautiful views from the window while talking to other people.

The Southern Alps Aputo Line
The red bridge reflected on the emerald green water.
The Southern Alps Aputo Line
We watched the connection process!
Nagashima Dam
You can get off the train and go see the Nagashima Dam.
Sesso Lake
It’s like Patagonia in Japan! There are people who enjoy canoeing on the lake.

Sesso LakeIt’s like Patagonia in Japan! There are people who enjoy canoeing on the lake.

Okuooikojou Station

Okuooikojou Station

Okuooikojou Station

Okuooikojou Station

Is Okuooikojou Station floating on the lake?

We stopped in the middle of a bridge and I enjoyed the view from the train. There was a train station in the middle of the red, 70-meter high bridge!

Okuooikojou station is an unmanned station positioned on the bridge.
You can see a nice emerald green scene surrounded by mountains from the station.

Lake cottage Okuooi
There is a Lake cottage after the station.
Lake cottage Okuooi
The view from the second floor

Rainbow Bridge

Rainbow bridge

Let’s walk along the rainbow bridge!

After the train passed, the station became quiet. You can wait till the next one comes, but why not take a walk on the promenade, where you can take in some sights. You can even walk to the next station!

I felt like I’m in the movie, “Stand by me”, with Ben. E King’s music playing in my head. You can’t walk directly on the bridge, but alongside it.
You might feel a bit terrified if you look down from the bridge, but it is paved with wood, so it’s ok.

Rainbow bridge

Okuōikojō Station

The best view point from the opposite side!

After passing the steep mountain path and looking back, there is a long railway stretching across the lake. I felt that I had traveled very far and almost forgot that I was in Japan. I found a road and entered the tunnel.

Okuōikojō Station

The scenery of the vivid green lake and red rainbow bridge surrounded by the green foliage is absolutely beautiful!
It was so beautiful, I couldn’t leave, and forgot to take photos.
You can see the station in the middle of the bridge and it’s literally isolated.

◆The best view point◆

Sessokyō-Onsen Station

Sessokyō-Onsen Station

Going home from the Sessokyō-Onsen Station.

The next train was coming and I headed to the Sessokyō-Onsen Station.
I said hello to the local people and travellers, and passed through the tea farm.
There is a suspension bridge with a staircase consisting of 101 stairs at Sessokyō. There is also a promenade called Yabashi Romance Road, and even a hot spring near the station. Please stop by if you have time. I took the Southern Alpine Apt Line from the station and was feeling sad to leave.

The Next destination is Shizuoka! I’m going to eat Shizuoka’s specialty! Guess what, it’s something really black!

Map

84 Umeji, Kawanehon-chō, Haibara-gun, Shizuoka Prefecture 428-0401

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Information

Address 84 Umeji, Kawanehon-chō, Haibara-gun, Shizuoka Prefecture
Access From Sumatakyo Onsen:30 min by bus. Take Igawa Line for 30 min to Okuōikojō Station. From Senzu station:70 min by Igawa Line ※Please check the time schedule.
Phone 0547-59-2137
Website http://www.oigawa-railway.co.jp/pdf/oigawa_rail_eng.pdf