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Combination of Drift Ice and Train Can Be Enjoyed, Too -Kitahama Station in Abashiri-

February 15th, 2017

Kitahama Station (北浜駅) is a small unmanned train station along the Senmo line (釧網線). A lot of visitors put their business cards on walls of the station, so I was surprised at the view. In addition, there is the popular cafe "Teishaba" (軽食喫茶「停車場」) at the station, too. This station was used as a shooting place for Chinese movie "If you are the one (狙った恋の落とし方)", so many foreign tourists have came. An observatory deck is built next to the station. Admission free. A free parking is provided.

Kitahama Station
Kitahama Station Abashiri
Many Visitor Put Thier Business Cards on walls
Kitahama Station Abashiri
Cafe "Teishaba"
Kitahama Station Abashiri
Platform
Kitahama Station Abashiri
Kitahama Station Next to Observatory Deck
Kitahama Station Abashiri
View from Observatory Deck
Kitahama Station Abashiri
Horses Are Tethered
Kitahama Station Abashiri

Kitahama Station is known as the station nearest to the Sea of Okhotsk (オホーツク海) in the world, so the visitors can look over the drift ice (流氷) floating on the sea from the station in a winter. It is said that the drift ice can be seen from the only station in Japan. In the winter, many tourists come to take a picture of a train with the drift ice.

Winter Kitahama Station
Drift Ice and Winter Kitahama Station in Abashiri
Drift Ice Can Be Seen in Front of Station
Drift Ice and Winter Kitahama Station in Abashiri
Platform
Drift Ice and Winter Kitahama Station in Abashiri
Drift Ice and Local Train
Drift Ice and Winter Kitahama Station in Abashiri
Visitors Get Off Train
Drift Ice and Winter Kitahama Station in Abashiri

Atmosphere of Drift Ice and Kitahama Station in Winter Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Drift Ice and Kitahama Station in Winter

Admission fee Free of charge
Parking lot Free parking is provided (10 cars)
Business hour Open 24 hours
Regular closing day Open year all round
Telephone number -
Home page Home page is not provided
Mapcode 305 447 653*07

Accommodations

Refer to following websites for the accommodations around Kitahama station.

Washi-no-Tomarigi(わしのとまり木)
Booking
Jalan
Booking.com

A page of Abashiri is here

Abashiri

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  1. good! hokkaido! says:

    Thanks George! I think that your name card is still stuck on the wall, too. Next time when I go there, I will try to search for it.

  2. Makan Angin says:

    Nice article, oniisan!
    This surely brings back my memories when I was there. A small but so iconic building facing to the open sea of Okhotsk.

    Don’t know when, who, and why this “littering” has become a trend in its interior anyway. But, honestly, I also did left my name card at the right side of the wall inside. It might still stuck at there. wwwwww

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