- Let’s ride the Aputo style train!
- A beautiful view from the window
- Is Okuooikojou Station floating on the lake?
- Let’s walk along the rainbow bridge!
- The best view point from the opposite side!
- Going home from the Sessokyō-Onsen Station.
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.
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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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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◆
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!
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