On way National Route 242 from Engaru Town to Rubeshibe (留辺蘂) district, Kitami City, you may (or may not) find this secluded signal stataion at the foot of the mountain. Very small guideboard is easy to pass through. Until Mar. 2016, this station was dealing passengers.
Some local men were shoveling snow.
Ruins of open space in front of the station tells its old days.
Rapid train stopped this station when its prime, but now entry is prohibited.
Icicle reminded us that we live in the northernmost island of Japan…
Until 80s, Houses for JR staffs and their families, then some shops dealing with them were formed a small settlement, but now only a few remains.
These trucks and camping cars look abandoned for decades.