This “Land of Love” in Hokkaido is known for the catchphrase: “from the land of love to fortune.” The area got its nickname from Kofuku Station (kofuku meaning “fortune”) and Aikoku Station (aikoku meaning “land of love”) on the former national Hiroo Line. After the route was abandoned, the pink station house of Kofuku Station became a popular photo spot with the walls becoming covered in the business cards of visitors hoping for good luck. You can now hold a mock “Happy Ceremony Wedding” with your special someone here alongside the recently instated bell. If you’re curious to learn more about the history of train travel in this region, the station building at Aikoku Station was renovated into a transportation museum!
Kofuku Station and Aikoku Station
Higashi 1 Sen Kofukucho, Obihiro, Hokkaido