Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Double Fuji on the Odakyu-Odawara Line

Short (6-car) train of the EMU Odakyu 3000 series travels on the Odawara Line
Gazing at ever-changing scenery through a train window is the enjoyment for railway travelers like me. I never forget my own memory of finding a beautiful scenery from a train. For instance, Mt. Fuji through the Odakyu train window is my unforgettable scenery. What is special about it?

We can see the "Double Fuji" there. They are real Mt. Fuji (3,776 m) and the Fuji-like mountain, called Mt. Yaguradake (870 m). When a train passes through the special place on the track, real Mt. Fuji and the Fuji-like mountain seem to be overlapped. I am particular about this kind of rare scenery.

To view this rare scenery, please get on the westbound train on the Odakyu-Odawara Line from Kaisei Station. The train will soon lead to the special place to see the Double Fuji on your right. It is very beautiful if you get on a train just after sunset, as the clouds above the Double Fuji take on the glow of the evening sun.

EMU 3000 series is the representative model operated on the Odakyu-Odawara Line. The 3000 series was launched in 2001 to reinforce Odakyu's commuter train fleet. A total of 47 sets, 332 units have been manufactured so far. Since it is a local section far from the over-crowded urban area, a short (6-car) train is enough to meet the demand of transportation.

Just relax in your own way and enjoy your train journey on the Odakyu-Odawara Line with the Double Fuji scenery.
"Double Fuji" is seen through a train window near Kaisei Station on the Odawara Line
Note: The top photo location was recently closed by the railway company due to poor footing. The photo was taken in June, 2014.

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