I love the little train stations out in the middle of nowhere in Japan. This one, like many out in the country, doesn’t even have an employee. The Yanagawa Station is quite a contrast to the stations I most frequently used (Takadanobaba, Shinjuku, etc.)
I arrived at this station at the end of my Mt. Kuratake hike. About 5 minutes before taking this photo a man approached me, and we had a nice conversation before he caught this train going in the direction opposite from Tokyo. He was from Kofu. Why do all the people from Kofu seem so nice?