A huge glass dome with infinite reflections, the Motenashi (welcome) dome was build in 2005. Inside the station, a shopping center satisfies the urges of buyers with clothing, souvenirs and local products. This is called the Eki Naka Phenomenon
But the heart of the station is outside. A huge torii
( gate marking the entrance to sanctuaries) stands four meters in height. Far from the usual vermilion gate made of simple wooden cylinders, this monument is a feat of architecture technology.