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Tsushima no Miya Station: The Japanese train station open only two days a year

June 3, 2014

Tsushima Jinja offered protection for cattle during the Edo period! Now this shrine, located in Shikoku, is only open two days a year!

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Without a doubt, one of the things Japan is best known for is trains. And it’s not just marketing hype either–public transportation is apparently good enough to accommodate the decreasing number of Japanese youth getting driver’s licenses. But while most trains can be counted on to run from 5 am to 1 am every day of the week in the cities, that’s not always the case in rural areas.

Take Tsushima no Miya station in Kagawa Prefecture, for example, where the train has the most limited schedule in the country: It’s only open two days out of the year!

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