Kayashima: This Japanese Train Station Was Built Around A 700 Year Old Tree

Kayashima Station is a railway station located in the city of Neyagawa, Osaka Prefecture, Japan. But this station is not like any other stations in Japan. Why? It has a large tree growing in the middle of it and it’s a 700 years old tree according to the records.

Kayashima Station first opened in 1910 and, at the time, the tree stood right next to the station.

After 60 years, as Japan’s population increased they needed an expansion and this tree was to be cut down to make a new room according to the the new structure. Plans were approved in 1972.

But the thing is, anyone who attempted to cut it down was doomed with some sort of unfortunate event.

And so, the station officials eventually agreed to keep the tree and update the design of the new platform. Construction began in 1973 according to the new design and ended in 1980 and this tree is still there.

Source: spoon-tamago

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Photo credits: Kosaku Mimura/Nikkei

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