After getting off the train at Heiwadai Station, I walked past the remains of the former Nagareyama branch of the Imperial Army Arsenal, paid my respects at the Akagi Jinja Shrine, passed the Kikkoman factory, visited the remains of Isami Kondo's camp, and finally arrived at Nagareyama Station on foot. This station, the terminus of the Nagareyama Line, was selected as one of the 100 best stations in the Kanto region.
However, its appearance is not particularly eye-catching. It may have various features for those familiar with the station, but as an uninitiated person, I found its appearance to be mediocre. One of the reasons it was chosen as one of the top 100 stations in the Kanto region is because of its "local atmosphere," which makes me wonder what it means. Does it mean that it is a station that is familiar and relaxing to the locals, even though it is located in the suburbs of Tokyo?
Personally, however, I find it a bit disappointing that the ticket gate is located next to the platform and not at the end of the track, even though it is a terminal station. I understand the need for facilities such as a maintenance area, but the sight of the tracks going straight through the ticket gate is a structure unique to terminal stations, and it makes me feel like I am about to begin a journey. As someone who loves terminal stations, I wish they had given more thought to the layout of the ticket gates.
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