Watarase Keikoku Railway

What to do at Sori Station

Discovered by Angus on 8th February, 2024


Enjoy a quiet walk with mountain view

Best Season

Spring & Autumn


A short walk from Sori Station.

What to see

Sori is a small (tiny) village surrounded with beautiful mountains.


Cobbled Streets of Akagane Kaido
(Akagane Copper Highway)

Best Season

All Year Round


A short walk from Sori Station.

What to see

You can see the original cobbled street where tradesmen and horses were used to carry the copper from the Ashio Copper Mine before the railway opened in 1914.

Have a look at other stations

Omama Station

Outside of Omama station on the Watarase Keikoku Railway in Midori City

Omama is one of the main stations on the Watarase Keikoku Railway, with many cultural sights to see such as a soy source factory and a pre-WW2 theater.

Hanawa Station

A view of Hanawa Station on the Watarase Keikoku Railway

Hanawa is the birthplace of Wasaburo Ishihara and has an interesting museum (an old elementary school) where visitors can see the lives of schoolchildren.

Articles about Watarase Keikoku Railway

Visit Watarase during the Sakura Season

View during Watarase Valley Railway Sakura and Ume season (2 hours from Tokyo)

Visiting Tokyo in the spring? Why not enjoy a ride through Sakura trees on the Watarase Keikoku Railway’s special ‘trolly train’, just two hours north of Tokyo? Read more to learn how to get there and what to expect!

Visit Watarase during the Autumn Season

Amazing view of autumn leaves along Watarase valley railway

Visiting Tokyo in the autumn? Why not take the special ‘trolly train’ on the Watarase Keikoku Railway and enjoy the beautiful fall foliage while journeying through the Watarase gorge? This is very popular with locals. Read to find out more.

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