The mountain village that tried to disappear

Travel Jan 31, 2015

The mountain village that tried to disappear

by Mandy Bartok

Our arrival at Yunishigawa-Onsen Station in Tochigi Prefecture is more than a little disconcerting. The two-carriage train, which until now has been chugging determinedly through an increasingly snowy landscape, pulls to a halt in the middle of a tunnel. The doors slide open to reveal ...