The JR Train Station with One Passenger

  • Published on : 26/06/2016
  • by : Japan Experience

JR Hokkaido - Kami-Shirataki

Did you know there is a JR station in Hokkaido with a single passenger? Learn about this viral story and get your Japan Rail Pass today - available in 7-, 14-, and 21-day passes.

We’re talked about Japan Railways trivia and its tiny stations before, but here’s one we hadn’t heard of!

Did you know that a station in Hokkaido remains open for a single passenger?

Trains stop at station twice a day for a lone school girl: once to take her to school, and once to take her back home.

Kami-Shirataki, Sekihoku

Kami-Shirataki, Sekihoku

©By tgu17, CC BY 2.5,

Although the station was intended to close in 2012, it stayed open until March of 2016, when the student will graduate from high school.

Unfortunately, these days this student’s story has gone viral and train fanatics, whose hobby include taking photographs of Japanese trains, are rumored to have harassed the girl into posing for photos.

Kami Shirataki

Kami Shirataki

©By Takechike55 - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,

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