[Kanto Nostalgia Touring] [Gunma Prefecture] Bike trip to the ruins of Taishi Station! A solo trip through retro and history

Hello, this is _hiroyuki.ta. This time, I toured from central Tokyo to the ruins of Taishi Station in Gunma Prefecture on my favorite Harley-Davidson FLSB Sports Glide. In this article, I will tell you about that trip.


What is Taishi Station Ruins?

The Taishi Station ruins are located in Nakanojo Town, Agatsuma District, Gunma Prefecture. This used to be a station on the Japanese National Railways Azuma Line Taishi Branch Line, and now the station ruins are a tourist spot. It was a freight line opened during the war to transport iron ore, and continued to carry passengers after the war, but was discontinued in 1971. Today, the restored platform, rails, and station building recreate the atmosphere of those days.

Route to Taishi Station ruins

The route from central Tokyo to the Taishi Station ruins is as follows.

  • From Ningyocho-dori/Suitegu-dori, take Route 316 and enter the Shuto Expressway Central Loop Line/C1 from Takaracho IC-Tatsumi JCT.
  • From Takebashi JCT, proceed towards Kanetsu Expressway/Omiya.
  • Via the Kanetsu Expressway/Kanetsu Expressway, take National Route 17/National Route 291 from the Shibukawa-Ikaho IC exit and head toward Shibukawa/Azuma.
  • Turn left at Nakamura (intersection) and enter Shibukawa West Bypass/National Route 17.
  • Oigawa Railway vehicles are parked here, which is also full of elegance.
  • The station name sign “Taishi Station” stands tall on the gravel platform.
  • Turn right at Kanai IC and enter Joshin Expressway/Joshin Expressway/Kanai Bypass/National Route 353.
  • Proceed along Prefectural Route 35 to your destination in Nakanojo Town.

Highlights of the Taishi Station ruins

The site of Taishi Station has been carefully maintained and restored by local people. The station building, platform, and hopper are lined with many exhibits that were used at the time, and you can feel the history. There are also many tourist spots nearby, such as Shima Onsen and Kusatsu Onsen.

A specialty product is “Konkon Zori.”

Motorcycle parking lot at Taishi Station ruins

Old Taishi Station has a parking lot and a large land area. The parking lot is shared by cars and motorcycles and can be used free of charge.

Although there is a large space available, it is best to park at the edge of the parking lot so as not to interfere with cars or other users.


The tour from central Tokyo to the ruins of Taishi Station in Gunma Prefecture was a wonderful experience, allowing us to escape from the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy the rich natural scenery. The Taishi Station ruins is not only attractive for its historical value, but also for its surrounding natural environment and tourist attractions such as hot springs. When visiting by bike, please refer to the route above.

When translated into English, Taishi Station Ruins becomes “Ruins of Oosi Station”. We hope this article will be helpful for your next tour.

The above was sent to you by _hiroyuki.ta. Look forward to the next touring article!