Doai Station
Doai Station
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Taro
Yokohama, Japan27 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
When you get off the train, you will be deep underground in a mountain range that connects Gunma and Niigata prefecture.

You have to climb 486 steps to get to the surface. It's a very exciting experience. This station is the gateway to Mt.Tanigawa, one of the highest peaks in Japan.

To get there, you can take a Shinkansen for an hour from Tokyo, and then get on the local Joetsu Line at Takasaki Station. It takes 90 minutes from Takasaki. The nearby Minakami Onsen hot springs will help you to relax.

Don't worry, you can catch the return train to Takasaki station from the ground.
Written 7 June 2020
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Doba T
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Family
i have not visit this station for 30 years. nothing changed. long tunnels are connected to the platforms of the joetsu line. only a few trains stop at this station. it is sort of misterious place.
Written 25 September 2017
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Nigel D
Newcastle, Australia54 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017 • Family
Arriving from Echigo Yuzawa you are on ground level but if you come from Minakami station there are 500 stairs to climb. Apparently its the deepest station in Japan...
Written 24 January 2017
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Tim G
Sydney, Australia44 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Friends
This place is really something. An impressive man made structure, a Cold War bunker feel and with the addition of an eerie spooky sensation.
I don't want to give away to much as we were given very little, just that you must visit late in the night and it's spooky and baron. The haunted ness is said to come from the hundreds of climbers that have perished in the nearby mountains.
Once you enter the station from the road, take a left and follow the tunnel and you are there.
The stairs are monstrous, 468 in total so be prepared for a leg workout after you finally get to the bottom and need to exit.
It's long, it's eerie and it's spooky. I'm somewhat repeating myself here but the less you know the better.
The campers at the stations entrance really add to it and give it a very unused feel.
Bring a friend or 2 so you can comfort each other 😃😃
Written 26 July 2016
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GYoung71
Tokyo, Japan4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015 • Friends
Doai Station is said to be the most haunted station in Japan. The mountain nearby - Tanigawadake, has claimed more lives than any other mountain in the world, so perhaps the station is haunted by the souls of the hikers looking to find their way home. The station itself has nearly 500 stairs in a shaft, connecting the surface with the platform below. It has a an eerie, Cold War bunker feel to it and gets windy when trains enter the tunnel below. It's a sight to see in itself and can be reached by local train, 2 stops from Minakami Station. Exit here and walk the 5 mins up the road from the station to the warm atmosphere of Tenjin Lodge.
Written 6 October 2015
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OnsenGai
Niigata Prefecture, Japan99 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015 • Friends
Doai Station is on the Joetsu Line that heads from Minakami in Gunma to Echigo-Yuzawa in Niigata.. To get there it has to go under Mount Tanigawa. The station before Doai is Yubiso and that is the start of over 10kms of tunnel. By the time the train reaches Doai it is deep under the mountains. To get back to the surface from the underground platform at Doai you have to climb hundreds of steps. If you arrive at the station by car, head inside, turn left and prepare to be amazed!
Written 16 September 2015
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