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Station Covered with Happy Tickets -Kofuku Station in Obihiro-

October 22nd, 2014

Kofuku Station (幸福駅) is a former station in Kofuku-cho, Obihiro city. Because this is a lucky station name (kofuku means happiness in Japanese language), people became popular to get a ticket with its station name. Particularly, by slogans "From Country of Love to Happiness (愛の国から幸福へ)" created in 1973, the tickets from Aikoku station (愛国駅) (Aikoku means Country of Love in Japanese language) to Kofuku station became very popular. However, Hiroo Line (広尾線) was abolished for money-losing routes. Although the Kofuku station was closed down, a station building was stored.

Appearance of Building
Kofuku Station
Ticket to Kofuku
Kofuku Station

The Kofuku Station change to a sightseeing spot, and the station building, a platform and a train have left now. Tourists can go in and out freely. A big ticket is sold at a stall nearby the station, and it seems to be popular that the tourists put it on the station building. Both the outside and the inside of the station building are filled with the tickets. In addition, this place is called a sacred place for couples (カップルの聖地), and a bell of the love (愛の鐘) is built. It is said that the tourists will be happy when the tourists ring the bell. Kofuku Station Happy Ceremony (幸福駅ハッピーセレモニー) is carried out, too. If a pair of couple make a reservation beforehand and pay JPY 3,000, the couple can experience a mini-wedding ceremony. A pair of married couple seem to participate it to remembers old days. For more information, please read here. In addition, Ms. Ella Koon, Hong Kong Singer, sing a song about the Kufuku Station. It become popular globally.

Bell of Happiness
Kofuku Station
Platform and Trains
Kofuku Station
Squirrel
Kofuku Station

Keychain like Ticket is found on Amazon.

Atmosphere of Kofuku Station Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Kofuku Station

Admission fee Free of charge
Parking lot Free parking is provided (36 Cars)
Business hours Open 24 hours
Regular closing day Open all year round
Telephone number -
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 396 874 146*07

Accommodations

Refer to following websites for the accommodations in Obihiro.

Onsen Hotel Boston(ホテルボストン)
HP
Jalan
Midorigaoka Onsen Sauna Business Hotel(みどりヶ丘温泉 サウナビジネスホテル)
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Obihirominami Onsen Hotel Konan(帯広南温泉 ホテル光南)
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Jalan
Rakuten
Tokachi Gardens Hotel(十勝ガーデンズ ホテル)
Business Hotel Plum Field(ビジネスホテル プラムフィールド)
Casa Inn Hotel Obihiro(カーサーイン ホテル帯広)
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Hotel Yamako(ホテルやまこ)
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Toyoko Inn Hokkaido Tokachi Obihiro Ekimae(東横インとかち・帯広駅前)
Hotel Tokachi Inn(ホテル十勝イン)
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Hotel AreaOne Obihiro(ホテルエリアワン帯広)
Dormy Inn Obihiro(ドーミーイン帯広)
Hotel Route-Inn Obihiro Ekimae(ホテルルートイン帯広駅前)
Hotel Paco Obihiro 3(ホテルパコ帯広3)
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Obihiro Grand Hotel(帯広グランドホテル)
JR Inn Obihiro(JRイン帯広)
Hotel Nupka(ホテルヌプカ)
Richmond Hotel Obihiro Ekimae(リッチモンドホテル帯広駅前)
Fukui Hotel(ふく井ホテル)
Hotel Grand Terrace Obihiro(ホテルグランテラス帯広)
Natural Hot Spring Premier Hotel CABIN Obihiro(天然温泉プレミア ホテル-CABIN-帯広)
Hotel Nikko Northland Obihiro(ホテル日航 ノースランド帯広)
APA Hotel Obihiro Ekimae(アパホテル)
Hotel Musashi(ホテルムサシ)
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Comfort Hotel Obihiro(コンフォートホテル帯広)
Hotel Paco Obihiro 2(ホテルパコ帯広2)
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Hotel New Obihiro(ホテルニューオビヒロ)
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Hotel Sun Park(ホテルサンパーク)
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Hokkaido Hotel(北海道ホテル)
Business Hotel Grandy(ビジネスホテル グランディ)
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Hotel Arm Obihirominami(ホテルアルム オビヒロミナミ)
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Obihiro Yachiyo Youth Hostel(帯広八千代 ユースホステル)
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A page of Obihiro is here

Obihiro

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