The building of Kareigawa Station (嘉例川駅 in Kanji) was built in 1903. This building is one of the oldest station building in Kagoshima prefecture.
The station building is made of wood. It was a tipical style in old days.
110 years passed after it was built, The original shape is kept marvellously and very nostalgic. The appearance covered with Aged woods tells us long history of this station. Indeed, The old landscape of cuntryside line remains in this station.
This station is unstaffed now. But the inside of the building is kept well, the former ticket office, the wooden bench fixde to wall and so on. I feel I am going back to the past, when I'm in here.
The platform side of Kareigawa station is old ,too. The station buildings is old typical style. But this building may be a little taller than other ones.
The wooden bench fixed to station wall and the wickt assembled by wood. they has get aged and been weared, the grain of wood is embossed strongly. The wooden station has deep warmth and inpressive atomosphere.
Kareigawa station is famous for over 100year's old now, Many sightseers visits the historical station.
[ visited in Feb 2004, and so on...]