Japan’s first carp streamer town
The island platform of this unmanned station was built on a plateau lining the northern bank of the Shimanto River. The station was named after the village that had been there until 1957 (Showa 32). Using the start of the full operation of the Yodo Line as a special occasion, the municipal government started an event where carp streamers hang over the river from mid-April until the end of May. This event has gained popularity all throughout Japan. What started as 50 streamers has now grown to 500, and this event has become the mark of spring for the Yodo Line. In addition, you can collect a stamp of the station at the Shimanto Town Tokawa Regional Development Bureau entrance, which is about five minutes from the train station on foot.
General Information About the Station
|Location||Kochi Prefecture, Takaoka County, Shimanto Town, Tokawa|
|Opening Date||March 1, 1974 (Showa 49)|
|Number of Platforms||1 platform, 1 track|