Fun Link Friday: Kayashima: The Japanese Train Station Built Around a 700-Year-Old Tree

One thing I love doing is Japan is just walking around and exploring, and appreciating, little interesting places. Whether it’s tiny obscure sites of historical interest, or ones with striking architecture or aesthetics, Japan just seems to be full of them. A recent post from Colossal, reposted from Spoon & Tamago, shares with us one such place: a train station literally built around a 700-year-old camphor tree.

Maybe take a little jaunt out to the suburbs and check it out the next time you’re in Osaka. You don’t even have to pay to leave the station to see it!

About Travis

I am a scholar of Japanese & Okinawan history with a particular interest in the history of arts and culture, and inter-Asia interactions, in the early modern period. I have been fortunate to enjoy the opportunity to live in Okinawa for six months in 2016-17, and in mainland Japan on multiple occasions, including from Sept 2019 to now.
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