Originally constructed in 1931, then totally rebuilt 7 years ago, Yubiso station in Gunma prefecture doesn’t boast the same dystopian feel or scale of the relatively nearby Tsutsuishi. What it does have, however, is a distinct and decidedly stark beauty.
There’s the almost monolith-like entrance.
Plus its two, very minimalist concrete tunnels.
This one in particular benefitting, at least appearance-wise, from the cold, damp surroundings.
The tiny waiting room, on the other hand, is a slightly different story. Admittedly it does have a window, but for the station’s 20 or so daily passengers, it’s a rather bleak spot to wile away the time between the none too frequent trains. Particularly so, one would imagine, during the region’s long, very harsh winters.