World's Most Beautiful Train Stations
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Kanazawa Station, Kanazawa, Japan
residents were initially dismayed by the city’s modern “entrance” when it was
unveiled in 2005. The station’s wooden hand-drum-shaped Tsuzumi Gate and glass
umbrella-shaped Motenashi Dome were controversial because they clashed with the
traditional architecture of this old castle town—one of Japan’s best preserved
as it was spared in WWII bombings. But the station has been so popular with
tourists and photographers that many skeptics have come around to see the
beauty in its sleek modern design.
to See It: After
admiring the futuristic design of the entrance, stop by the ultra-cool fountain out front that displays time like a digital clock.