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Drift Ice Limited Express (Ryuhyo Tokkyu Okhotsk-no-kaze), Abashiri Station | by David McKelvey
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Drift Ice Limited Express (Ryuhyo Tokkyu Okhotsk-no-kaze), Abashiri Station

Abashiri Station (Abashiri-eki) is a railway station in Abashiri, Hokkaido, operated by the Hokkaido Railway Company (JR Hokkaido), located. It is the main railway station in the city. Okhotsk limited express and Shiretoko rapid services terminate at this station.

 

Abashiri Station is unusual in having the station name sign at the entrance to the building written vertically instead of horizontally. This was intended to ensure that prisoners released from nearby Abashiri Prison and returning to their hometowns from the station would not "revert sideways" to a life of crime. Source: en.wikipedia.org

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Taken on February 12, 2010