⑮The Rebirth of Mashike Station
Now that its role as a station has ended, this site will be developed as a new center for tourism.
Since the Rumoi~Mashike JR line was closed in December of 2016, the Mashike Station has been undergoing renovations for its new role as a symbolic new center.
The building will be restored to a similar state as it was when it first opened in 1921, which was 2 times the size of the current building. This new facility will be designed to fit into the historical style of Mashike and will house the bus terminal as well as various displays and tourism information.
The reforms are scheduled to be completed by March of 2018 and the grand opening is set for mid-April. We are all looking forward to the new face of the Mashike Station!