Shimonada Station 下灘駅

A station with unique charm

It's written everywhere: Shimonada is the Japanese station that you would like to visit once in your life. It is true that this mythical little station has a unique charm: from its single platform with its small wooden shelter, we have a breathtaking view of the Inland Sea of Japan.

The station was established in 1935. It is located on the old branch of the Yosan Line, 224 km long, which runs along the coast of the Setouchi Sea (the Inland Sea of Japan) and connects the city of Takamatsu in Kagawa Prefecture to Uwajima in Ehime Prefecture. From now on, only local trains serve it.

The Iyonada Monogatari tourist train also makes a stop at Shimonada while travelers get off to take some pictures! There is even a train which is scheduled to arrive at sunset time as the view of the sea at dusk from the station platform is stunning.

The station itself is an old wooden building where the ticket office and ticket clerk have long since disappeared.


Les rails longeant la côte, gare de Shimonada

The rails along the coast, Shimonada station


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    Yosan line from Takamatsu or Uwajima

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