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Shizuoka Prefecture Railway Stations: Ooigawa Railway Ooigawa Main Line (Kanaya~Senzu)

The Ōigawa Main Line (大井川本線 Ōigawa honsen) is a Japanese railway line which connects Kanaya Station in Shimada City, Shizuoka Prefecture with Senzu Station in Kawanehon, Shimada City, Shizuoka Prefecture. It is owned and operated by the Ōigawa Railway.

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The Ōigawa Main Line began operations on June 10, 1927 as a private line for the Ōigawa Electric Company, to carry workers and materials upstream to facilitate dam construction. The single track line was extended from Kanaya in stages, reaching it current terminal station of Senzu on December 1, 1931.

The entire line was electrified on November 18, 1949, with EMUs for the passenger services commencing then and freight operation by electric-powered locomotives beginning in August 1951. Express train operations commenced in 1971.

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Interior of a heritage carriage hauled by C11-190 Steam Locomotive.

The line runs through an isolated mountain area with no cities or towns, and has a very small population density. Most of the passengers are tourists visiting one of the hot spring resorts along the line, or alpinists and hikers heading for the peaks of the Southern Alps National Park. To boost ridership and popularity of the line, steam locomotive were restored from July 9, 1976. A variety of historical locomotives and carriages are used, both for the steam and for the electric services, making the line a favourite with train enthusiasts and photographers.

Freight services ceased in 1983.

KANAYA STATION/金谷駅

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Location, Kanaya, Shimada City, Shizuoka Prefecture(静岡県島田市金谷)

Kanaya Station (金谷駅 Kanaya-eki) is an interchange railway station in Shimada City, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan, on the Tōkaidō Main Line, and a terminus of the Ōigawa Railway’s Ōigawa Main Line. It is located 212.9 rail kilometers from Tokyo Station. It is operated by Central Japan Railway Company (JR Central).
Kanaya Station was opened on May 16, 1890, a year after when the section of the Tōkaidō Main Line connecting Shizuoka with Hamamatsu was completed. The Ōigawa Railway service began on June 10, 1927. Regularly scheduled freight service was discontinued in 1971.
JR Kanaya Station has a two opposing side platforms serving Track 1 and Track 2 which are on headshunts, allowing for tracks for express trains to pass in between. The platforms are connected to the station building by an underpass. The station building has automated ticket machines, TOICA automated turnstiles and a manned “Green Window” service counter.

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The adjacent Ōigawa Kanaya Station has a single side platform. The platform is equipped with Selective Door Operation, as trains longer than four cars in length are too long for the platform. The station originally was built with a terminal headshunt, which is no longer in existence.

SHIN KANAYA STATION/新金谷駅

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Location, Kanaya, Shimada City, Shizuoka Prefecture(静岡県島田市金谷)

Shin-Kanaya Station was opened on June 10, 1927, the same day that the Ōigawa Railway began service.
Shin-Kanaya Station has a single island platform. The station originally was built with a turntable, which is no longer in existence. The station has many shunt tracks, and is a boneyard for obsolete locomotives formerly in use on the Ōigawa Railway or the Japan National Railway. The station building is a two-story clapboard wooden structure.

DAIKANCHOO STATION/代官町駅

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Location, Kanaya Kawahara, Shimada City, Shizuoka Prefecture(静岡県島田市金谷河原)

Daikanchō Station was opened on September 16, 1965.
Daikanchō Station is an unattended station with a single side platform and a rustic log-cabin style wooden station building.

HIGIRI STATION/日切駅

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Location, Shima-aze, Onishishita, Shimada City, Shizuoka Prefecture(静岡県島田市島字大西下)

Higiri Station was opened on July 23, 1985.
Higiri Station is an unattended station with a single side platform and a wooden station building.

GOKA STATION/五和駅

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Location, Shima Takeshita-aze, Shimada City, Shizuoka Prefecture(静岡県島田市島竹下字)

Goka Station was one of the original stations of the Ōigawa Main Line and was opened on June 10, 1927.
Goka Station is an unmanned station with a single island platform and a rustic wooden station building.

KAMIO STATION/神尾駅

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Location, Kamio, Shimada City, Shizuoka Prefecture(静岡県島田市島神尾)

Kamio Station was one of the original stations of the Ōigawa Main Line and was opened on July 20, 1928.
Kamio Station is an unmanned station with a single island platform and a wooden passenger shelter.

FUKUYOO STATION/福用駅

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Location, Fukuyō, Shimada City, Shizuoka Prefecture(静岡県島田市福用)

Fukuyō Station was rebuilt in 1998.
Fukuyō Station is an unattended station with a single island platform and a wooden passenger building connected to the platform by a level crossing.

OWADA STATION/大和田駅

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Location, Owada Shinji, Kawanehon, Shimada City, Shizuoka Prefecture(静岡県島田市川根町家山大和田新地)

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Owada Station is an unattended station with a single side platform.

IEYAMA STATION/家山駅

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Location, Kawane-cho, Ieyama Oshima-shinchi, Shimada City, Shizuoka Prefecture(静岡県島田市川根町家山大島新地)

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This station is a splendid spot to take picture of the steam locomotives!

Ieyama Station was one of the original stations of the Ōigawa Main Line, and was opened on December 1, 1929.
Ieyama Station is a manned station with a single island platform, with two headshunts on either side. The rustic wooden station building is popular with photographers who come to shoot the steam locomotives on the line. It was also used as a location for a number of movies, including Otoko wa Tsurai yo.

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Try and spare some time in Ieyama to savor famous local Taiyaki made with matcha, Shizuoka-style oden and great yaki soba at !Taiyakiya!
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NUKURI STATION/抜里駅

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Location, Kawane-cho, Nukuri, Shimada City, Shizuoka Prefecture 静岡県島田市川根町抜里追出)

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This particular station is considered as the cutest by many!

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Nukuri Station was one of the original stations of the Ōigawa Main Line, and was opened on July 16, 1930.
Nukuri Station is a manned station with a single side platform.

KAWANE-ONSEN-SASAMADO STATION/川根温泉笹間渡駅

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Location, Kawane-Sasamado Tamabuchi, Shimada City, Shizuoka Prefecture(静岡県島田市川根町笹間渡タマブチ)

Kawaneonsen-Sasamado Station was one of the original stations of the Ōigawa Main Line, and was opened on July 16, 1930. Originally named Sasamado Station, its name was changed in 2003 to emphasize its proximity to the Kawane hot spring resort.
Kawaneonsen-Sasamado Station is an unmanned station with a single side platform and a small wooden station building.

JINA STATION/地名駅

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Location, Jina, Kawanehon, Shimada City, Shizuoka Prefecture(静岡県榛原郡川根本町地名)

Jina Station was one of the original stations of the Ōigawa Main Line, and was opened on July 16, 1930.
Jina Station is an unmanned station with a single island platform and a small wooden station building.

SHIOGOO STATION/塩郷駅

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Location, Shimoizumi, Kawanehon, Shimada City, Shizuoka Prefecture(静岡県榛原郡川根本町下泉)

Shiogō Station was one of the original stations of the Ōigawa Main Line, and was opened on September 23, 1931.
Shiogō Station is an unmanned station with a single side platform and a small wooden station building. It is located on the banks of the Ōi River, near the Shiogō Dam.

SHIMOIZUMI STATION/下泉駅

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Location, Shimoizumi, Kawanehon, Shimada City, Shizuoka Prefecture(静岡県榛原郡川根本町下泉)

Shimoizumi Station was one of the original stations of the Ōigawa Main Line, and was opened on February 1, 1931.
Shimoizumi Station is an unmanned station with a single island platform and a small wooden station building.

TANOKUCHI STATION/田野口駅

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Location, Tanoguchi, Kawanehon, Shimada City, Shizuoka Prefecture(静岡県榛原郡川根本町田野口)

Tanoguchi Station was one of the original stations of the Ōigawa Main Line, and was opened on April 12, 1931.
Tanoguchi Station is an unmanned station with a single island platform and a small wooden station building with antique wooden benches. It retains much of the atmosphere of the early Showa period and is often used as a set for movies and TV dramas.

SURUGA TOKUYAMA STATION/駿河徳山駅

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Location, Tokuyama, Kawanehon, Shimada City, Shizuoka Prefecture(静岡県榛原郡川根本町徳山)

Suruga-Tokuyama Station was one of the original stations of the Ōigawa Main Line, and was opened on April 12, 1931.
Suruga-Tokuyama Station is a manned station with a single island platform and a small wooden station building.

AOBE STATION/青部駅

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Location, Aobe, Kawanehon, Shimada City, Shizuoka Prefecture(静岡県榛原郡川根本町青部)

Aobe Station was one of the original stations of the Ōigawa Main Line, and was opened on April 12, 1931.
Aobe Station is an unmanned station with a single side platform and a small wooden station building. It retains much of the atmosphere of the early Showa period and is often used as a set for movies and TV dramas, including the 1975 police drama Castle of Sand.

SAKIDAIRA STATION/崎平駅

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Location, Sakidaira, Kawanehon, Shimada City, Shizuoka Prefecture(榛原郡川根本町崎平)

Sakidaira Station was one of the original stations of the Ōigawa Main Line, and was opened on December 1, 1931.
Sakidaira Station is an unattended station with a single side platform and a small wooden station building.

SENZU STATION/千頭駅

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Location, Senzu, Kawanehon, Shimada City, Shizuoka Prefecture(静岡県 榛原郡川根本町千頭)

Senzu Station (千頭駅 Senzu-eki) is a railway station Kawanehon, Haibara District, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. It is the terminal station for the Ōigawa Main Line and the Ikawa Line, and is operated by the Ōigawa Railway.

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Senzu Station was one of the original stations of the Ōigawa Main Line, and was opened on December 1, 1931.
Senzu Station is a major station with a bay platform for six tracks, only 2 of which are in regular use. The station building is also a local department store. The station retains a manually operated turntable for use by the line’s steam locomotives, but this is no longer operational. The station also maintains a small museum pertaining to the line’s steam locomotive operations.

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Terminus!

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Shizuoka Prefecture Railway Stations: Itō JR Line (Atami~Itō)

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Hot Spring Foot Bath outside Atami Station!

The Itō Line (伊東線 Itō-sen) is a railway line owned by the East Japan Railway Company (JR East) which connects Atami and Itō Stations, along the east coast of Izu Peninsula in Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. From Itō, the line continues south to Shimoda under the privately owned and operated Izu Kyūkō Line.

Initial plans called for the Japanese National Railways (JNR) to build a spur line linking Atami on the Tokaido Main Line with Shimoda. However, funding was limited in the 1930s due to a combination of a tight fiscal policy under Prime Minister Osachi Hamaguchi during the Great Depression, and a number of technical issues. The projected route of the Itō line along the mountainous east coast of the Izu Peninsula required numerous tunnels and bridges. Workers digging a tunnel near Usami encountered problems with underground hot springs, similar to that experienced in the construction of the Tanna Tunnel, which had recently been completed years later than originally projected and far over budget.

On March 30, 1935, the initial 8.7 km section of the Itō Line linking Atami with Ajiro was opened. The second (8.3 km) section from Ajiro to Itō was opened on December 15, 1938. Both sections were electrified at 1,500 V DC when opened. Further work was delayed, and then canceled due to the outbreak of World War II.

CTC signalling was commissioned in 1958, and the Atami to Kinomiya section was duplicated in 1968. The entire line was originally designed to be built as double track, and earthworks were undertaken on this basis, including tunneling, but to date only the first 1.2 km of the line has been duplicated.

Construction south of Itō resumed in 1961, when the private-sector Tokyu Corporation acquired the rights to complete the line to Shimoda and established the Izukyu Corporation to manage construction and operations of this section.

ATAMI STATION/熱海駅

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Location, Tahara Honchō, Atami City, Shizuoka Prefcture(静岡県熱海市田原本町)

Atami Station (熱海駅 Atami-eki) is a railway station in Atami, Shizuoka, Japan, jointly operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East) and Central Japan Railway Company (JR Central).
Atami Station is served by the Tōkaidō Main Line, Tōkaidō Shinkansen, and Itō Line. The station is 104.6 km from Tokyo Station.
Atami Station opened on March 25, 1925. On December 1, 1934 the Tanna Tunnel was completed, and through service to Mishima and Numazu began. The Itō Line began operations at Atami from March 30, 1935. The Tōkaidō Shinkansen began operations at Atami from October 1, 1964.
Due to its location on the side of a steep hill, Atami Station is built on several levels. On the lowest level is the station building itself, with automated ticket machines, Suica automated turnstiles and a manned “Green Window” service counter. The Tōkaidō Main Line and Itō Line share one side platform and two island platforms with five tracks connected by an underpass to the station building. The Tōkaidō Shinkansen with two opposing side platforms is one level higher, and is connected to the non-express platforms by an underpass.

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KINOMIYA STATION/来宮駅

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Location, Fukumichi-chō, Atami City, Shizuoka Prefecture(静岡県熱海市福道町7-18)

The area around the Kinomiya Station is landfill, from the previous rubble formed by the digging of the Tanna Tunnel. Kinomiya Station opened on March 30, 1935 when the section of the Itō Line linking Atami with Ajiro was completed. On April 1, 1987 along with division and privatization of the Japan National Railway, East Japan Railway Company started operating this station. The CTC center of the Itō Line used to be located at Kinomiya, but along with its renewal to one that includes the controller of tracks at Atami Station in autumn of 2006, it moved to Atami.
The Tōkaidō Main Line runs parallel to the Itō Line through Kinomiya Station, but only Itō Line has a station at this location. The 0-km indicator of the Itō Line is located at this station, although the Itō Line “officially” starts at Atami. Kinomiya Station has a single island platform. The station building has automated ticket machines and Suica automated turnstiles, but its “Green Window” service counter was closed in 2007.

IZU-TAGA STATION/伊豆多賀駅

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Location, Kami-Taga, Atami City, Shizuoka Prefecture(静岡県熱海市上多賀)

Izu-Taga Station opened on March 30, 1935 when the section of the Itō Line linking Atami with Ajiro was completed. Freight services were discontinued on November 1, 1958. On April 1, 1987 along with division and privatization of the Japan National Railway, East Japan Railway Company started operating this station.
Izu-Taga Station has two opposing side platforms, one of which is connected directly to the station building and the other connected via an underpass. The station building has automated ticket machines and Suica automated turnstiles, but its “Green Window” service counter was closed in 2007.

AJIRO STATION/網代駅

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Location, Shimo-Taga, Atami City, Shizuoka Prefecture(静岡県熱海市下多賀)

Ajiro Station opened on March 30, 1935 as the terminal station of the Itō Line from Atami; however, the line expanded to Itō Station by December 15, 1938. Freight services were discontinued on January 30, 1963. On April 1, 1987 along with division and privatization of Japan National Railway, East Japan Railway Company started operating this station.
Ajiro Station has a ground-level island platform. The station building has automated ticket machines and Suica automated turnstiles; its “Green Window” service counter is open between 9:00 and 18:00.

USAMI STATION/宇佐美駅

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Location, Usami, Itō City, Shizuoka Prefecture(静岡県伊東市宇佐美)

Usami Station opened on December 15, 1938, when the section of the Itō Line linking Ajiro with Itō was completed. Freight services were discontinued on November 1, 1958. On April 1, 1987 along with division and privatization of the Japan National Railway, East Japan Railway Company started operating this station.
Usami Station has two opposing side platforms. The station building has automated ticket machines and Suica automated turnstiles, but its “Green Window” service counter was closed in 2007.

ITO STATION/伊東駅

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Location: 3-chome, Yukawa, Itō, Shizuoka (Prefecture)
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Itō Station (伊東駅 Itō-eki) is a railway station located in the northern part of Itō, Shizuoka, Japan. It is the terminal station for the Itō Line of the East Japan Railway Company and the Izu Kyūkō Line of the Izukyū Corporation, as well as a freight depot for the Japan Freight Railway Company.
Itō Station opened on December 15, 1938 when the section of the Itō Line linking Ajiro with Itō was completed. On December 10, 1961, Izu Kyūkō began operations on a line linking Itō with Shimoda. Freight services were discontinued from October 1, 1980, but were resumed on March 31, 1987. On April 1, 1987 along with division and privatization of the Japan National Railway, East Japan Railway Company started operating this station.
Itō Station has a single island platform serving Track 1 and Track 2 and a single side platform serving Track 3. The platforms are connected by an underpass. The Izu Kyūkō trains use the outer Tracks 1 and 3, whereas the Itō Line pulls into Track 2, and reverses out in the opposite direction. The station building has automated ticket machines and Suica and PASMO automated turnstiles; its “Green Window” service counter is open between 9:00 and 18:00.

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Shizuoka Prefecture Railway Stations: Ooigawa Ikawa Railway Line (Senzu~Ikawa)

The Ikawa Line (井川線) of the Ōigawa Railway is the only rack-and-pinion railway operating in Japan.
The line originates at Senzu Station in Kawanehon, the end station of the Ōigawa Main Line, and terminates at Ikawa Station in Aoi-ku, Shizuoka City. The line has 61 tunnels and 51 bridges along its 25.5 kilometer length. It is the second trunk of the Ooigawa Line leaving from Kanaya Station.

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The Ikawa line began operations on March 20, 1935, as a private line for the Ōigawa Electric Company, to carry workers and materials upstream to facilitate dam construction. The single track line was originally constructed with 762 mm (2 ft 6 in) narrow gauge; however, in order to have dual usage with carriages on the Senzu-Shinrin Line (now closed) a third rail was added the following year for the Japanese standard gauge (1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)). In 1954, the line was extended under the aegis of the Chubu Electric Power Company to facilitate the construction of the Ōigawa Dam. Railway operations were spun out of Chubu Electric into a separate company in 1959, with the foundation of the Ōigawa Railway Company. With the completion of the Nagashima Dam, a portion of the line had to be re-routed along a 1.5 km section with a maximum gradient of 9% (~1 in 11). This required the installation of an Abt rack system on October 2, 1990. An automatic train stop system was installed at the end of March 2009.

The line runs through an isolated mountain area with no cities or towns, and has a very small population density. Most of the passengers are tourists visiting one of the hot spring resorts along the line, or alpinists and hikers heading for the peaks of the Southern Alps National Park.

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SENZU STATION/千頭駅

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Location, Senzu, Kawanehon, Shimada City, Shizuoka Prefecture(静岡県 島田市川根本町千頭)

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Senzu station is also the last station for Steam Locomotives on the Ooigawa Main Railway Line.

Senzu Station was one of the original stations of the Ōigawa Main Line, and was opened on December 1, 1931.
Senzu Station is a major station with a bay platform for six tracks, only 2 of which are in regular use. The station building is also a local department store. The station retains a manually operated turntable for use by the line’s steam locomotives, but this is no longer operational. The station also maintains a small museum pertaining to the line’s steam locomotive operations.

KAWANE RYOOGOKU STATION/川根両国駅

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Location, Senzu, Kawanehon, Shimada City, Shizuoka Prefecture(静岡県島田市川根本町千頭)

Kawane-Ryōgoku Station was opened on August 1, 1959. The main rail yard for the Ōigawa Railway is located at this station.

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Kawane Ryoogoku Station inner platform and tracks.

Kawane-Ryōgoku Station has a single side platform joined to an island platform by a level crossing. Only two tracks are in regular use, with the track on the far side of the island platform and a shunt track used for maintenance and for freight services. The small station building is unmanned.

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Kawane Ryoogoku Rail Yards.

SAWAMA STATION/沢間駅

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Location, Senzu, Kawanehon, Shimada City, Shizuoka Prefecture(静岡県島田市川根本町千頭)

Sawama Station was opened on August 1, 1959.

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Sawama Station Tracks

Sawama Station has a single side platform serving a single track, and a small rain shelter for passengers.

DOMOTO STATION/土本駅

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Location: Okuizumi, Kawanehon, Shimada City, Shizuoka Prefecture(静岡県榛原郡川根本町奥泉)

Domoto Station was opened on August 1, 1959. Located in an isolated mountain area surrounded by dense forest, it receives few passengers.

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Domoto Station has a single side platforms serving a single track, and a small rain shelter for passengers.

KAWANE-KOYAMA STATION/川根小山駅

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Location: Okuizumi, Kawanehon, Shimada City, Shizuoka Prefecture(静岡県島田市川根本町奥泉)

Kawane-Koyama Station was opened on August 1, 1959.

Kawane-Koyama has opposed side platforms serving two tracks, and a small log-cabin type rain shelter for passengers.

OKUIZUMI STATION/奥泉駅

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Location, Okuizumi, Kawanehon, Shimada City, Shizuoka prefecture(静岡県榛原郡川根本町奥泉)

Okuizumi Station was opened on August 1, 1959.
Okuizumi Station has an island platforms serving two tracks, and a small manned station building.

ABT ICHISHIRO STATION/プトいちしろ駅

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Location, Baichi, Kawanehon, ShimadaCity, Shizuoka Prefecture(静岡県島田市川根本町梅地)

Abt Ichishiro Station was opened on August 1, 1959 and was originally named Kawane-Ichishiro Station (川根市代駅). The original line past this station and the stations on that line are now submerged under the waters of the reservoir created by the completion of the Nagashima Dam. When Nagashima Dam Station was built in 1990, the present Abt system was installed.

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Abt Ichishiro Station has an opposed side platforms serving two tracks, and a small red-roofed station building.

NAGASHIMA DAM STATION/長島ダム駅

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Location, Inuma, Kawanehon, Shimada City, Shizuoka Prefecture(静岡県島田市川根本町犬間)

Nagashima Dam Station was opened on October 2, 1990, when part of the Ikawa Line was re-routed to avoid the rising waters of the lake created by the Nagashima Dam.

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Nagashima Dam Station Platform and Tracks.

Nagashima Dam Station has an opposed side platforms serving two tracks, and a small red-roofed station building.

HIRANDA STATION/ひらんだ駅

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Location, numa, Kawanehon, Shimada City, Shizuoka Prefecture(静岡県島田市川根本町犬間)

Hiranda Station was opened on October 2, 1990, when part of the Ikawa Line was re-routed to avoid the rising waters of the lake created by the Nagashima Dam. Located in an isolated mountain area surrounded by forests, it has very few passengers.
Hiranda Station has a single side platform and a small unmanned shelter for passengers.

OKUOOIKOJOO STATION/奥大井湖上駅

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Location, Baichi, Kawanehon, Shimada City, Shizuoka Prefecture(静岡県 島田市川根本町梅地)

Okuōikojō Station was opened on October 2, 1990 when part of the Ikawa Line was re-routed to avoid the rising waters of the lake created by the Nagashima Dam. Located on a cliff next to the Okuōi Reservoir created by the Nagashima Dam, the station platform partially extends onto a bridge spanning the reservoir.
Okuōikojō has a single side platforms with a small unmanned shelter on the platform for passengers.

SESSOKYOO ONSEN STATION/接岨峡温泉駅

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Location, Inuma, Kawanehon, Shimada City, Shizuoka Prefecture(静岡県島田市川根本町犬間)

Sessokyō-Onsen Station was opened on August 1, 1959 as Kawane-Nakashima Station (川根長島駅?). It was built primarily to support dam construction activities at the nearby Nagashima Dam. On completion of the dam in October 1990, it was renamed to its present name as part of an effort to draw customers to the nearby Sessokyō-Onsen hot springs resort.

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Sessokyoo Onsen Station Platform and Tracks.

Sessokyō-Onsen Station an island platform serving two tracks, and a small manned station building.

OMORI STATION/尾盛駅

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Location, Inuma, Kawanehon, Shimada City, Shizuoka Prefecture(静岡県 島田市川根本町犬間)

Omori Station was opened on August 1, 1959. Located in an isolated mountain area surrounded by forests, it has very few passengers. It was built primarily to support dam construction activities in the area in the 1960s.

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Omori Station “outside”.

Omori Station has opposed side platforms a small unmanned shelter on the platform for passengers.

KANZOO STATION/閑蔵駅

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Location, Ikawa, Aoi Ku, Shizuoka City, Shizuoka Prefecture(静岡県 静岡市葵区井川)

Kanzō Station was opened on August 1, 1959. Located in an isolated mountain area surrounded by forests, it has very few passengers. It was built primarily to support dam construction activities in the Ōi River area in the 1960s.
Kanzō Station has opposed side platforms a small unmanned lean-to rain shelter on the platform for passengers.

IKAWA STATION/井川駅

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Location, Ikawa, Aoi Ku, Shizuoka City, Shizuoka Prefecture(静岡県静岡市葵区井川)

At an altitude of 636 metres (2,087 ft), it is the highest railway station in Shizuoka Prefecture. It is located near Ikawa Dam.
Ikawa Station was opened on August 1, 1959.

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Ikawa Station has a wedge-shaped island platform for two tracks. There is a small station building.

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Shizuoka Prefecture Railway Stations: Tenhama Line (Kakegawa~Shinjyohara)

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Tenhama Line English Site
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“Tenhama” is actually the popular abbreviation of Tenryuu Hamanako Line!
This is a truly touristic Railway Line that runs from Kakegawa JR Station to Shinjyohara Station, the last station in Western Shizuoka. It includes 11 Meiji Era Stations registered as Cultural Assets!
You will also discover many attractions worth a stopover.
Buy either a full-day ticket or a two-day ticket which will represent half of the real price with the added advantage to get off and back on again as many times as you want!

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KAKEGAWA STATION/掛川駅

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Location: 1-1 Minami 1-chome, Kakegawa, Shizuoka Prefecture(静岡県掛川市南1-1-1)

Kakegawa Station was first opened on April 16, 1889 when the section of the Tōkaidō Main Line connecting Shizuoka with Hamamatsu was completed. In 1935 the first section of the Tenryū Hamanako Line opened, with Kakegawa Station as its terminus. Regular freight service was discontinued in 1984. On March 13, 1988 the Tōkaidō Shinkansen platforms opened on the south side of the station.
JR Kakegawa Station has five platforms serving eight tracks. The Tōkaidō Main Line Track 1 is served by a side platform connected to the main station building’s north exit and the Tenryū Hamanako Line station. It is used for departing both east and west. Track 2 and Track 3 are served by an island platform. Both platforms are connected to the station building by an underpass, which also connects to the two elevated side platforms used by the Shinkansen (Track 4 and Track 5). The north side of the station is a wooden structure dating from 1940. The station building has automated ticket machines, TOICA automated turnstiles and a manned “Green Window” service counter.
Transfer is available from the JR line to the Tenryū Hamanako Line, whose terminus bay platform is in a separate building adjacent to the north exit of the JR station.

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Kakegawa Station North exit.

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The Tenhama (Tenryuu Hamanako Line) Line Station entrance right of Kakegawa Station North exit.

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KAKEGAWA SHIYAKUSHO MAE STATTION/掛川市役所前駅

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Location: Shimomata, Kakegawa, Shizuoka Prefecture(静岡県 掛川市下俣ノ谷)

Kakegawa-shiyakusho-mae Station was established on March 18, 1996 as a commuter station after the relocation of Kakegawa city hall to a nearby location. The station is also located in close proximity to a number of large factories.
Kakegawa-shiyakusho-mae Station is an unmanned station with a single, elevated side platform.

NISHI KAKEGAWA STATION/西掛川駅

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Location, 934-3 Oike, Kakegawa, Shizuoka Prefecture(静岡県 掛川市大池934-3)

Nishi-Kakegaa Station was established on May 10, 1956 as a passenger station on the Japan National Railway Futamata Line. After the privatization of JNR on March 15, 1987, the station came under the control of the Tenryū Hamanako Line.
Nishi-Kakegawa Station is an unmanned station with a single, elevated side platform.

SAKURAGI STATION/桜木駅

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Location, Tonbe, Kakegawa, Shizuoka Prefecture(静岡県 掛川市富部)

Sakuragi Station was established on April 17, 1935 as a station on the Japan National Railway Futamata line named Tōtōmi-Sakuragi Station (遠江桜木駅?). Scheduled freight services were discontinued from November 1971. After the privatization of JNR on March 15, 1987, the station was given its present name and came under the control of the Tenryū Hamanako Line.
Sakuragi Station has two opposed, elevated side platforms, and a small wooden station building.
This is the first of the 11 stations nominated Shizuoka Cultural Property/静岡県文化財!

IKOINOHIROBA STATION/いこいの広場駅

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Location, Hosoya-aze, Kakegawa, Shizuoka Prefecture(静岡県 掛川市細谷字松向)

Ikoinohiroba Station was established on April 17, 1988, as a temporary station for use during the Shizuoka Prefectural qualifying games of the annual National High School Baseball Championship.
Ikoinohiroba Station is an unmanned station with a single elevated side platform, and a small wooden shelter built onto the platform.

HOSOYA STATION/細谷駅

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Location, Hosoya, Kakegawa, Shizuoka Prefecture(静岡県 掛川市細谷)

Hosoya Station was established on May 10, 1956, as a passenger station on the Japan National Railway Futamata Line. After the privatization of JNR on March 15, 1987, the station came under the control of the Tenryū Hamanako Line.
Hosoya Station is an unmanned station with a single elevated side platform, and a small wooden waiting room.

HARANOYA STATION/原谷駅

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Location, Hongo, Kakegawa, Shizuoka Preefecture(静岡県 掛川市本郷)

Haranoya Station was established on April 17, 1935 as a station on the Japan National Railway Futamata line. Scheduled freight services were discontinued from August 1962. After the privatization of JNR on March 15, 1987, the station came under the control of the Tenryū Hamanako Line. It was used as a set for Water Boys 2 (ウォーターボーイズ2 Wōtā Bōizu Tsū), a Japanese television drama series on Fuji Television in 2004.
Haranoya Station has two opposed, elevated side platforms, and a small wooden station building.

HARADA STATION/原田駅

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Location, Itagaya, Kakegawa, Shizuoka Prefecture(静岡県 掛川市板谷)

Harada Station was established on March 13, 1988. Due to its location surrounded by hills and rice fields in a relatively unpopulated area, it is often used as a set for movies and TV dramas.
Harada Station is an unmanned station with a single elevated side platform,.

TOWATA STATION/戸綿駅

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Location, Mutsumi, Mori, Shūchi, Shizuoka Prefecture(静岡県 周智郡森町睦実)

Towata Station was established on April 13, 1960 a station on the Japan National Railway Futamata line. After the privatization of JNR on March 15, 1987, the station came under the control of the Tenryū Hamanako Line.
Towata Station has a single elevated side platform. The station is built on an embankment, with a small station building located at the platform, connected to the street by stairs.

ENSHUU MORI STATION/遠州森駅

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Location, Mori, Mori, Shūchi, Shizuoka Prefecture(静岡県周智郡森町森)

Enshū-Mori Station was established on April 17, 1935, the terminal station on the Japan National Railway Futamata line, until the extension of the line to Kanasashi Station on June 1, 1940. Freight services were discontinued in 1970. After the privatization of JNR on March 15, 1987, the station came under the control of the Tenryū Hamanako Line.
Enshū-Mori Station has a side platform and an island platform serving three tracks. The station building is an old wooden structure.

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MORI MACHI BIYOIN MAE STATION/森町病院前駅

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Mori Machi Biyoin Mae Station was established on March 14th, 2015 as a commuter station.
Mori Machi Biyoin Mae Station is an unmanned station with a single elevated side platform.

ENDEN STATION/円田駅

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Location, Enden, Mori, Shūchi, Shizuoka Prefecture(静岡県周智郡森町円田)

Enden Station was established on March 13, 1988 as a commuter station.
Enden Station is an unmanned station with a single elevated side platform, and a small wooden shelter built onto the platform.
This is also the home of Jirougaki no Sato/次郎柿の里, the place where Jirougaki/squat persimmons were grown in the World!

TOOTOOMI ICHINOYA STATION/遠江一宮駅

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Tōtōmi-Ichinomiya Station is served by the Tenryū Hamanako Railroad Tenryū Hamanako Line. It is 16.4 km from the terminus of the line at Kakegawa Station.
Tōtōmi-Ichinomiya Station has two opposing side platforms serving two tracks. The station is not staffed full-time.

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This is the station to get off at to go and visit one the 4 most important Shinto Shrines in Shizuoka Prefecture, namely OKUNI JINJYA/小國神社!
Refer to English Article on Okuni Jinjya HERE!

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SHIKIJI STATION/敷地駅

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Location, Shikiji, Iwata, Shizuoka Prefecture(静岡県 磐田市敷地)

Shikiji Station was established on June 1, 1940 when the section of the Japan National Railways Futamata Line was extended from Enshū-Mori Station to Kanasashi Station. Scheduled freight services were discontinued from August 1962, and small parcel service in June 1970. After the privatization of JNR on March 15, 1987, the station came under the control of the Tenryū Hamanako Line.
Shikiji Station is an unmanned station with a single side platform connected directly to a wooden station building.

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TOYOOKA STATION/豊岡駅

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Location, Shinkai, Iwata, Shizuoka Prefecture(静岡県 磐田市新開)

Toyooka Station was established on June 1, 1940, when the section of the Japan National Railways Futamata Line was extended from Enshū-Mori Station to Kanasashi Station. Scheduled freight services were discontinued from February 1964. After the privatization of JNR on March 15, 1987, the station came under the control of the Tenryū Hamanako Line. The station was rebuilt in 2003 through the efforts of the local Chamber of Commerce, and an additional platform was added at that time.
Toyooka Station is an unattended station with an opposing side platforms.

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KAMINOBE STATION/上野部駅

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Location, Kaminobe, Iwata, Shizuoka Prefecture (静岡県 磐田市上野部)

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A reminder of old times!

Kaminobe Station was established on May 6, 1955 as part of the Japan National Railways Futamata Line. After the privatization of JNR on March 15, 1987, the station came under the control of the Tenryū Hamanako Line.
Kaminobe Station is an unmanned station with a side platform.

TENRYUU FUTAMATA STATION/天竜二俣駅

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Location, Futamata-cho, Akura, Tenryū, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture(静岡県 浜松市天竜区二俣町阿蔵)

Tenryū-Futamata Station was established on April 1, 1940 when the section of the Japan National Railways Futamata Line was extended from Enshū-Mori Station to Kanasashi Station. Scheduled freight services were discontinued from 1982. After the privatization of JNR on March 15, 1987, the station came under the control of the Tenryū Hamanako Line.

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Tenryū-Futamata Station is a manned station with a side platform and an island platform serving three tracks. The rail yard for the Tenryū Hamanako Line is located next to this station, and retains the roundhouse and turntable from the days the line used steam locomotives. Both are listed by that national government as Important Cultural Properties under the category of “Heritage of Industrial Modernization”.

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FUTAMATA-HONMACHI STATION/二俣本町駅

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Location, Futamata-cho, Futamata, Tenryū, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture(静岡県 浜松市天竜区二俣町二俣)

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A monument donated by the local citizens!

Futamata-Hommachi Station was established on December 15, 1956, as a passenger station on the Japan National Railways Futamata Line. After the privatization of JNR on March 15, 1987, the station came under the control of the Tenryū Hamanako Line.
Futamata-Hommachi Station is an unmanned station with an opposing side platforms. Half of the station building is occupied by a privately operated café.

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Just a few steps away, you will find great buckwheat noodles at HAZUKI (Te Uchi Soba Hazuki/手打そば葉月)!
Related Article HERE!

NISHI KAJIMA STATION/西鹿島駅

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Location, Nishi-Kashima, Tenryū, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture(静岡県 浜松市天竜区二俣町南鹿島

Nishi-Kajima Station is a train station on the Tenryū Hamanako Railroad Tenryū Hamanako Line and the Enshū Railway Line in Tenryū-ku, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan.
Nishi-Kashima Station opened on December 6, 1909 as the Kashima Station (鹿島駅) on the Nippon-kido (大日本軌道) Kashima Line. In 1943, as part of the wartime nationalization and consolidation of private railways, this line became part of the Enshū Railway Line. On April 1, 1923, the station was renamed Enshū-Futamata Station (遠州二俣駅), and (after coming under control of the Japanese National Railways (JNR) organization on March 1, 1938, was moved approximately 400 meters to the south, and given its present name.

On June 1, 1940, JNR’s Futamata Line was extended from Enshū-Mori Station to Kanasashi Station, with an intermediate stop at Nishi-Kashima Station. Scheduled freight services were discontinued from June 1970.
Nishi-Kashima Station has two opposed side platforms for the Enshū Railway Line and a single side platform for the Tenryū Hamanako Line. All platforms are connected by an underpass. The Tenryū Hamanako Line originally had two platforms, one of which was used primarily for freight services. This platform was destroyed when the Enshū Line repair works were relocated to Nishi-Kashima Station from Enshū-Nishigasaki Station on December 23, 1977.

GANSUIJI STATION/岩水寺駅

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Location, Negata, Hamakita, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture(静岡県 浜松市浜北区根堅)

Gansuiji Station was established on June 1, 1940 when the section of the Japan National Railways Futamata Line was extended from Enshū-Mori Station to Kanasashi Station. Small parcel services were discontinued from June 1970, and the station was unmanned after that time. Freight services were discontinued in April 1973. After the privatization of JNR on March 15, 1987, the station came under the control of the Tenryū Hamanako Line.
Gansuiji Station is an unmanned station with a single side platform and a single-story station building.

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MIYAGUCHI STATION/宮口駅

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Location, Hamakita, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture(静岡県 浜松市浜北区宮口)

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An irresponsible station? LOL

Miyaguchi Station was established on June 1, 1940 when the section of the Japan National Railways Futamata Line was extended from Enshū-Mori Station to Kanasashi Station. Scheduled freight services were discontinued from June 1962. After the privatization of JNR on March 15, 1987, the station came under the control of the Tenryū Hamanako Line.
Miyaguchi Station is an unmanned station with a single side platform and a single-story station building.

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FRUIT PARK STATION/フルーツパーク駅

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Location, Miyakoda, Kita, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture(静岡県 浜松市北区都田町)

Fruit Park Station was established on March 18, 1996.
Fruit Park Station is an unmanned station with a single side platforms with a small station building built directly on the platform. During national holidays it is a popular place for picnics and a station manager is temporarily installed.

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Related article on Hamamatsu Fruit Park HERE!

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MIYAKODA STATION/都田駅

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Location, Miyakoda, Kita, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture(静岡県 浜松市北区都田町)

Miyakoda Station was established on June 1, 1940 when the section of the Japan National Railways Futamata Line was extended from Enshū-Mori Station to Kanasashi Station. Scheduled freight services were discontinued from June 1970. After the privatization of JNR on March 15, 1987, the station came under the control of the Tenryū Hamanako Line.
Miyakoda Station is an unmanned station with a single side platform and a single-story station building, which also contains the local pharmacy. The station originally was built with opposing side platforms, but one platform was removed to create a head shunt.

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HAMAMATSU DAIGAKU MAE/浜松大学前駅

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Location, Miyakoda, Kita, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture(静岡県 浜松市北区都田町字吉影)

Hamamatsudaigakumae Station was established on March 13, 1988 as part of the expansion of services by the Tenryū Hamanako Line after the privatization of Japan National Railways in 1987. It is located to service Hamamatsu University which is within sight of the station.
Hamamatsudaigakumae Station is an unmanned station with a single side platform.

KANASASHI STATION/金指駅

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Location, Inasa-cho, Kanasahi, Kita, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture (静岡県 浜松市北区引佐町金指)

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Inside view!

Kanasashi Station was established on April 1, 1938 as the terminal station of the Japan National Railways Futamata Line. The line was further extended to Enshū-Mori Station by June 1, 1940. Scheduled freight services were discontinued from March 1985, marking the final end of all freight services on the line. After the privatization of JNR on March 15, 1987, the station came under the control of the Tenryū Hamanako Line.
Kanasashi Station has a single island platform and a two-story station building. Until 1964, an adjacent island platform to the south of the station served a spur line of the Enshū Railway.

OKAJI STATION/岡地駅

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Location, Hosoe-chō Nakagawa, Kita, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture(静岡県浜松市北区細江町中川[1])

The station, originally called Kigakōkōmae Station (気賀高校前駅 Kigakōkōmae-eki), was established on March 15, 1987, the date the former Futamata Line of the Japanese National Railways was succeeded by the Tenryū Hamanako Railroad as its Tenryū Hamanako Line. The station was used by students of nearby Kiga High School, from which the station took the name.

Because the high school was to be closed, the station name was changed to the present one on March 14, 2015, concurrently with the opening of Morimachibyōinmae Station.
Okaji Station is an unmanned station with a single side platform and no station building.

KIGA STATION/気賀駅

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Location, Horie-cho, Kiga, Kita, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture(静岡県 浜松市北区細江町気賀)

Kiga Station was established on April 1, 1938 as a station of the Japan National Railways Futamata Line. Scheduled freight services were discontinued from June 1970. After the privatization of JNR on March 15, 1987, the station came under the control of the Tenryū Hamanako Line.
Kiga Station has a single island platform, with only one of its two tracks in operation. The adjacent a single-story wooden station building, also contains a ramen noodle restaurant.

NISHI KIGA STATION/西気賀駅

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Location,Horie-cho, Kiga, Kita, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture(静岡県 浜松市北区細江町気賀)

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Inside view!

Nishi-Kiga Station was established on April 1, 1938 as a station of the Japan National Railways Futamata Line. Scheduled freight services were discontinued from June 1970. After the privatization of JNR on March 15, 1987, the station came under the control of the Tenryū Hamanako Line.
Nishi-Kiga Station has opposing island platforms joined by a level crossing within the station. The adjacent wooden station building is unmanned, also contains a restaurant.

SUNZA STATION/寸座駅

TENHAMA-LINE-SUNZA

Location, Horie-cho, Kiga, Kita, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture(静岡県 浜松市北区細江町気賀)

Sunza Station was established on May 6, 1955 as a station of the Japan National Railways Futamata Line. After the privatization of JNR on March 15, 1987, the station came under the control of the Tenryū Hamanako Line.
Sunza Station is an unmanned station with single side platform and no station building. A small rain shelter for passengers is located directly on the platform, and faces towards nearby Lake Hamana.

HAMANAKO SAKUME STATION/浜名湖佐久米駅

TENHAMA-LINE-HAMANAKO-SAKUME

Location, Mikkabi-cho Sakume, Kita, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture(静岡県 浜松市北区三ヶ日町佐久米)

Hamanako-Sakume Station was established on April 1, 1938 as a station of the Japan National Railways Futamata Line with the completion of the Kanasashi-Mikkabi extension. Freight services were discontinued from 1962, and small parcel services from 1970, after which time the station was no longer manned. After the privatization of JNR on March 15, 1987, the station came under the control of the Tenryū Hamanako Line.
Hamanako-Sakume Station is an unmanned station with single side platform. The station building doubles as a local cafe. The station is located directly on the shores of Lake Hamana.

HIGASHI-TSUZUKI STATION/東都筑駅

TENHAMA-LINE-HIGASHI-TSUZUKI

Location, Mikkabi-cho, Tsuzuki, Kita, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture(静岡県 浜松市北区三ヶ日町都筑)

Higashi-Tsuzuki Station was established on July 8, 1953 as a station of the Japan National Railways Futamata Line. After the privatization of JNR on March 15, 1987, the station came under the control of the Tenryū Hamanako Line.
Higashi-Tsuzuki Station is an unmanned station with single side platform, with a small weather shelter built adjacent to the platform.

TSUZUKI STATION/都筑駅

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Location, Mikkabi-cho, Tsuzuki, Kita, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture(静岡県 浜松市北区三ヶ日町都筑)

Tsuzuki Station was established on April 1, 1938 as a station of the Japan National Railways Futamata Line with the completion of the Kanasashi-Mikkabi extension. Freight services were discontinued from 1962, and small parcel services from 1970, after which time the station was no longer manned. After the privatization of JNR on March 15, 1987, the station came under the control of the Tenryū Hamanako Line.
suzuki Station is an unmanned station with single side platform and a single-story station building which also serves as the local bakery.

MIKKABI STATION/三ヶ日駅

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Mikkabi Station/三ケ日駅 , the last of the 11 cultural asset stations!

Location, Mikkabi-cho, Mikkabi, Kita, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture(静岡県 浜松市北区三ヶ日町三ヶ日)

Mikkabi Station was established on May 6, 1936 as the terminal station of the Japan National Railways Futamata-nishi Line, with the other terminal at Shinjohara Station. By April 1, 1938, the line was extended onwards to Kanasashi Station. Freight services were discontinued in 1970. After the privatization of JNR on March 15, 1987, the station came under the control of the Tenryū Hamanako Line.
Mikkabi Station has a side platform and an island platform serving three tracks, with a wooden one-story station building.

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OKUHAMANAKO STATION/奥浜名湖駅

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Location, Mikkabi-cho, Shimo-ona, Kita, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture(静岡県 浜松市北区三ヶ日町下尾奈)

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Lake Hamana!

Okuhamanako Station was established on March 13, 1988 as part of the expansion of services on the Tenryū Hamanako Line after the privatization of JNR in 1987.
Okuhamanako Station is an unmanned station with a single side platform.

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My favorite Eel Restaurant, Chigusa, is located near that station!
Related article on Chigusa Eel Restaurant HERE!

ONA STATION/尾奈駅

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Location, Mikkabi-cho, Shimo-Ona, Kita, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture(静岡県 浜松市北区三ヶ日町下尾奈)

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One can see the Eels Toilet from the train!

Ona Station was established on December 1, 1936 as a station of the Japan National Railways Futamata-Nishi Line. Freight services were discontinued from 1962, and small parcel services from 1970, after which time the station was no longer manned. After the privatization of JNR on March 15, 1987, the station came under the control of the Tenryū Hamanako Line.
Ona Station is an unmanned station with single side platform and a two-story station building.

HIBATA STATION/知波田駅

TENHAMA-LINE-CHIBATA

Location, Kosai, Shizuoka Prefecture(静岡県 浜松市北区三ヶ日町都筑)

Chibata Station was established on December 1, 1936 as a station of the Japan National Railways Futamata-nishi Line. Freight services were discontinued from 1962, and small parcel services from 1970, after which time the station was no longer manned. After the privatization of JNR on March 15, 1987, the station came under the control of the Tenryū Hamanako Line.
Chibata Station is an unmanned station with opposing side platforms serving two tracks. The two-story station building also serves as the local dental clinic.

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OOMORI STATION/大森駅

TENHAMA-LINE-OOMORI

Location, Shinjo, Kosai, Shizuoka Prefecture(静岡県湖西市新所)

The newest station on the line, Ōmori Station opened on April 1, 2009.
Ōmori Station consists of one side platform serving a single ground-level track.

ASUMO MAE STATION/アスモ前駅

TENHAMA-LINE-ASUMOMAE

Location, Komata, Kosai, Shizuoka Prefecture(静岡県 湖西市小俣)

Asumomae Station was established on March 15, 1988 as part of the expansion of services on the Tenryū Hamanako Line after the privatization of JNR in 1987.
Asumomae Station is an unmanned station with a single side platform.

SHINJYOHARA STATION/新所原駅

TENHAMA-LINE-SHINJYOHARA

Location, 3-4-1 Shinjohara, Kosai, Shizuoka Prefecture(静岡県湖西市新所原三丁目4-1)

Shinjohara Station (新所原駅 Shinjohara-eki) is a railway station in Kosai, Shizuoka, Japan, on both the Tōkaidō Main Line and the Tenryū Hamanako Line The station is 282.4 rail kilometers from Tokyo and is a terminal station for the Tenryū Hamanako Line. The station serves both Kosai, and a portion of Toyohashi city. The border between Shizuoka Prefecture and Aichi Prefecture bisects the platform of Shinjohara Station.

On September 1, 1888 the section of the Tōkaidō Main Line connecting Hamamatsu Station with Ōbu Station was completed, and a signal box was established at the site of present-day Shinjohara Station on February 13, 1936. With the establishment of the Futamata Line (the future Tenryū Hamanako Line), a station was established on December 1, 1936 for both passenger and freight services. Freight service was discontinued on April 26, 1971.
The JR Central station has a side platform serving track 1, and an island platform serving tracks 2 and 3, but track 3 is seldom used. The platforms are connected by an overpass. The station building has automated ticket machines, TOICA automated turnstiles and a manned “Midori no Madoguchi” service counter.

The Tenryū Hamanako Line Station is a terminal station and has a single side platform serving Track 1. The station building is a two-story structure located to the east of the single-story JR building.

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Shizuoka Prefecture Railway Stations: Enshuu Line (Hamamatsu~Nishi Kajima)

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The Enshū Railway Line is a commuter line running north from Shin Hamamatsu, Naka Ward through Nishi Kajima, Tenryū Ward, all within Hamamatsu City.
(From Hamamatsu): Shin Hamamatsu (not to be confused with Hamamatsu Station)-Dai Ichi Doori-Enshu Biyoin-Hachiman-Sukenobu-Hikuma-Kamijima-Jidosya Gakko Mae-Saginomiya-Sekishi-Enshu Nishigasaki-Enshu Komatsu-Hamakita-Misono Chuo Koen-Enshu Kobayashi-Enshu Shibamoto-Enshu Gansuiji-Nishi Kajima.

SHIN HAMAMATSU STATION/新浜松駅

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Location, Kajimachi, Naka, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture(静岡県 浜松市中区鍛冶町4)

Shin-Hamamatsu Station (新浜松駅 Shin-Hamamatsu-eki) is a terminal train station on the Enshū Railway Line in Naka-ku, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. Hamamatsu Station servicing the Tōkaidō Main Line and Tōkaidō Shinkansen lines is a three-minute walk away.
Shin-Hamamatsu Station was established on September 1, 1927, as Asahimachi Station (旭日町駅 Asahimachi-eki). Its reinforced concrete station building was also the headquarters of the Enshū Railway, and was regarded as one of the most modern buildings in Hamamatsu. It was destroyed during the bombing of Hamamatsu in World War II. The station was rebuilt after the war, and renamed Shin-Hamamatsu in 1953. The tracks were elevated in 1981, and a new station was constructed 100 meters to the northeast, closer to Hamamatsu Station. On the former site now stands the Hamamatsu Meitetsu Hotel. The associated Entetsu Department Store opened within the station building in 1988, and the station was modified to become barrier free in 2004.
Shin-Hamamatsu Station is an elevated station with a twin opposed side platforms. The station building is a major department store in downtown Hamamatsu. The station building has automated ticket machines, and automated turnstiles, which accept the NicePass, smart card, as well as ET Card, a magnetic card ticketing

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DAI ICHI DOORI STATION/第一通り駅

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Location, Tamachi 230-28, Naka, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture(静岡県 浜松市中区田町230-28)

Dai-Ichi-dōri Station was established on December 1, 1985, as a commuter station in downtown Hamamatsu city.
Dai-Ichi-dōri Station is viaduct station with a single elevated side platform. It is manned during daylight hours. The station building has automated ticket machines, and automated turnstiles, which accepts the NicePass smart card, as well as ET Card, a magnetic card ticketing system.

ENSHUU BYOOIN STATION/遠州病院駅

ENSHUU-LINE-ENSHUU-BYOOIN

Location: Hayauma-chō 2-21, Naka, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture(静岡県 浜松市中区早馬町2-21

Enshū-Byōin Station was established on June 1, 1958 as Entetsu Hamamatsu Station (遠鉄浜松駅 Entetsu Hamamatsu-eki), the original terminal station for the Enshū Railway Line. The current Shin-Hamamatsu Station is located on what was formerly the rail yard. The station was renamed as Enshū-Byōin-mae Station (遠州病院前駅 Enshū-Byōin-mae-eki) in1985 and renamed to its present name in 2007. In April 2007, the Enshū Hospital, after which the station was named, was relocated, and the station name is now under reconsideration.
Enshū-Byōin Station has dual opposed elevated side platforms, with the station building located underneath. It is manned during daylight hours. The station building has automated ticket machines, and automated turnstiles which accept the NicePass smart card, as well as ET Card, a magnetic card ticketing system.

HACHIMAN STATION/八幡駅

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Location, Hachiman-cho 139-4, Naka, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture(静岡県 浜松市中区八幡町139-4)

Hachiman Station was established on April 1, 1930 as Mayu-Ichiba-mae Station (繭市場前駅 Mayuichibamae-eki). The station was renamed to its present name in 1985.
Hachiman Station is an elevated station with dual opposed side platforms. It is manned during daylight hours. The station building has automated ticket machines, and automated turnstiles which accept the NicePass smart card, as well as ET Card, a magnetic card ticketing system.

SUKENOBU STATION/助信駅

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Location, Sukenobu-cho, Naka, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture(静岡県 浜松市中区助信町52-1)

Sukenobu Station was established on December 6, 1909. It was renamed as Enshū-Sukenobu Station (遠州助信駅 Enshū-Sukenobu-eki) in 1926, reverting to its original name and moved from Shinzu-cho (新津町) in 1985. The station building was rebuilt in 1953. All freight operations ceased in 1974. The tracks were elevated and a new station building was completed in 1985.
This station had an island platform serving two tracks.
Sukenobu Station is an elevated station with dual opposed side platforms serving two tracks. It is manned during daylight hours. The station building has automated ticket machines, and automated turnstiles which accept the NicePass smart card, as well as ET Card, a magnetic card ticketing system.

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HIKUMA STATION/曳馬駅

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Location, Hikuma 4-20-3, Naka, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture(静岡県 浜松市中区曳馬4-20-3)

Hikuma Station was established on December 6, 1909 as Nakanogo Station (島ノ郷駅 Nakanogo-eki). It was renamed as Enshū-Nakanogo Station (遠州島ノ郷駅 Enshū-Nakanogo-eki) in 1926, renamed as Enshū-Hikuma Station (遠州曳馬駅 Enshū-Hikuma-eki) in 1951, renamed to its present name in 2012.
This station was an unmanned station with a single side platform as Enshū-Hikuma Station.
Hikuma Station is an elevated station with dual opposed side platforms serving two tracks. It is manned during daylight hours. The station building has automated ticket machines, and automated turnstiles which accept the NicePass smart card, as well as ET Card, a magnetic card ticketing system.

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KAMIJIMA STATION/上島駅

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Kamijima Station was established on December 6, 1909. It was renamed as Enshū-Kamijima Station (遠州上島駅 Enshū-Kamijima-eki) in 1926, reverting to its original name in 2012. Freight operations began in 1956 with the completion of a large oil terminal nearby; freight operations were discontinued in 1975.
This station had a single island platform as Enshū-Kamijima Station.
Kamijima Station is a manned station. It is an elevated station with dual opposed side platforms serving two tracks. The station building is located on one end of the platform. The station building has automated ticket machines, and automated turnstiles which accept the NicePass smart card, as well as ET Card, a magnetic card ticketing system.

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JIDOOSHA GAKKOO MAE STATION/自動車学校前駅

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Location: Aritama-minami-cho 1739, Higashi, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture(静岡県 浜松市東区有玉南町1739

Jidōsha-Gakkō-Mae Station was established on December 6, 1909 as Ichiba Station (市場駅 Ichiba-eki). It was renamed to Enshū-Ichiba Station (遠州市場駅 Enshū-Ichiba-eki) in 1926. The station gained its present name with the opening of a large driver’s training school nearby in 1966. The station has been unmanned since September 1974.
Jidōsha-Gakkō-Mae Station is an unmanned station with a single island platform. The station building is a four-story building, with the upper floors as private condominiums. The station building has automated ticket machines, and automated turnstiles which accept the NicePass smart card, as well as ET Card, a magnetic card ticketing system.

SAGINOMIYA STATION/さぎの宮駅

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Location, Ose-cho 417-2, Higashi, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture(静岡県 浜松市東区大瀬町417-2)

Saginomiya Station was established on December 6, 1909. In October 1972, the station was rebuilt at a new location 100 metres north of its original location, and the next station on the line (the Enshū-Niimiura Sttation (遠州新村駅) was abolished.
Saginomiya Station is a manned station with a single side platform. The station building has automated ticket machines, and automated turnstiles which accept the NicePass smart card, as well as ET Card, a magnetic card ticketing system.

SEKISHI STATION/積志駅

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Sekishi Station was established on December 6, 1909 as Matsuki Station (松木駅 Matsuki-eki). In 1926, the station was renamed Enshū-Matsuki Station (遠州松木駅 Enshū-Matsuki-eki). It gained its present name in June 1964. The station has been unmanned since 1974.
Sekishi Station is a manned station with a single island platform. The station building has automated ticket machines, and automated turnstiles which accept the NicePass smart card, as well as ET Card, a magnetic card ticketing system.

ENSHUU-NISHIGASAKI STATION/遠州西ヶ崎駅

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Location, Nishigasaki-cho 686-1, Higashi, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture(静岡県 浜松市東区西ケ崎町686-1)

Enshū-Nishigasaki Station was established on December 6, 1909. It was renamed Enshū-Nishigasaki Station (遠州西ヶ崎駅 Enshū-Nishigasaki-eki) in April 1923, Freight services were discontinued from 1973.
Enshū-Nishigasaki Station is a manned station with a single island platform. The station building has automated ticket machines, and automated turnstiles which accept the NicePass smart card, as well as ET Card, a magnetic card ticketing system.

ENSHUU KOMATSU STATION/遠州小松駅

ENSHUU-LINE-ENSHUU-KOMATSU

Location, Komatsu 4500-1, Hamakita, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture(静岡県 浜松市浜北区小松4500-1)

Enshū-Komatsu Station was established on December 6, 1909. It was renamed Enshū-Komatsu Station (遠州小松駅 Enshū-Komtasu-eki) in April 1923, Freight services were discontinued from 1973. The head offices of the Enshu Railway were temporarily relocated to this station during World War II. All freight operations were discontinued in 1973. The station building was reconstructed in 1979.
Enshū-Komatsu Station is a manned station with a single island platform, connected to a two-story wooden station building. The station building has automated ticket machines, and automated turnstiles which accept the NicePass smart card, as well as ET Card, a magnetic card ticketing system.

HAMAKITA STTATION/浜北駅

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Location, Numa 54-1, Hamakita, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture(静岡県 浜松市浜北区沼54-1)

Hamakita Station was established on December 6, 1909 as Kibune Station (貴布禰駅 Kibune-eki). It was renamed Enshu-Kibune Station (遠州貴布禰駅 Enshu-Kibune-eki) in April 1923. All freight operations were discontinued in 1973. The station was given its current name in 1977, when the station building was reconstructed into a two-story structure housing a small shopping center. This shopping center closed in 2003.
Hamkita Station is a manned station with a single island platform, connected to a two-story station building. The station building has automated ticket machines, and automated turnstiles which accept the NicePass smart card, as well as ET Card, a magnetic card ticketing system.

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MISONO CHUUOO KOOEN STATION/美薗中央公園駅

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Location, Kibune 487-3, Hamakita, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture(静岡県 浜松市浜北区貴布祢487-3)

Misono-Chūō-kōen Station was established on April 1, 1951 as the original “Hamakita Station”. It was renamed Kitahama Chugakkō Station (北浜中学校前駅 Kitahama Chugakkōmae-eki) in August 1977, and given its present name in August 2007.
Misono-Chūō-kōen Station is an unmanned station with a single island platform. The station building has automated ticket machines, and automated turnstiles which accept the NicePass smart card, as well as ET Card, a magnetic card ticketing system.

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ENSHUU KOBAYASHI STATION/遠州小林駅

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Location, Honzawai 871-7, Hamakita, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture(静岡県 浜松市浜北区本沢合871-7)

Enshū-Kobayashi Station was established on December 6, 1909 as Shinbara Station (新原駅 Shinbara-eki). It was given its present name in April 1923. The station has been unmanned since 1974. The station building was rebuilt in 1982.
Enshū-Kobayashi Station is an unmanned station with a single island platform, with the station building built onto one end of the platform. The station building has automated ticket machines, and automated turnstiles which accept the NicePass smart card, as well as ET Card, a magnetic card ticketing system.

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ENSHUU SHIBAMOTO STATION/遠州芝本駅

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Location, Oro 3061-2, Hamakita, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture(静岡県 浜松市浜北区於呂3061-2)

Enshū-Shibamoto Station was established on December 6, 1909 as Shibamoto Station (芝本駅 Shibamoto-eki). It was given its present name in April 1923. The station was rebuilt in 1990 approximately 110 meters south of its former location.
Enshū-Shibamoto Station is an unmanned station with a single island platform, with the station building built onto one end of the platform. The station building has automated ticket machines, and automated turnstiles which accept the NicePass smart card, as well as ET Card, a magnetic card ticketing system.

ENSHUU GANSUIJI STATION/遠州岩水寺駅

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Location, Oro 2819-3, Hamakita, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture(静岡県 浜松市浜北区於呂2819-3)

Enshū-Gansuiji Station was established on December 6, 1909 as Gansuiji Station (岩水寺駅 Gansuiji-eki). It was given its present name in April 1923. The station has been unmanned since 1974.
Enshū-Gansuiji Station is an unmanned station with a single island platform, connected to a small, rustic wooden station building. The station building has automated ticket machines, and automated turnstiles which accept the NicePass smart card, as well as ET Card, a magnetic card ticketing system.

NISHI-KAJIMA STATION/西鹿島駅

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Location, Nishi-Kashima, Tenryū, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture(静岡県 浜松市天竜区二俣町南鹿島)

Nishi-Kajima Station is served by the following two lines.

Tenryū Hamanako Railroad Tenryū Hamanako Line
Enshū Railway Line
It is located 28.5 rail kilometers from the terminus of the Tenryū Hamanako Line at Kakegawa Station and 17.8 rail kilometers from the terminus of the Enshū Railway Line at Shin-Hamamatsu Station.
Nishi-Kashima Station opened on December 6, 1909 as the Kashima Station (鹿島駅) on the Nippon-kido (大日本軌道) Kashima Line. In 1943, as part of the wartime nationalization and consolidation of private railways, this line became part of the Enshū Railway Line. On April 1, 1923, the station was renamed Enshū-Futamata Station (遠州二俣駅), and (after coming under control of the Japanese National Railways (JNR) organization on March 1, 1938, was moved approximately 400 meters to the south, and given its present name.

On June 1, 1940, JNR’s Futamata Line was extended from Enshū-Mori Station to Kanasashi Station, with an intermediate stop at Nishi-Kashima Station. Scheduled freight services were discontinued from June 1970.

Nishi-Kashima Station has two opposed side platforms for the Enshū Railway Line and a single side platform for the Tenryū Hamanako Line. All platforms are connected by an underpass. The Tenryū Hamanako Line originally had two platforms, one of which was used primarily for freight services. This platform was destroyed when the Enshū Line repair works were relocated to Nishi-Kashima Station from Enshū-Nishigasaki Station on December 23, 1977

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Navigating Nagoya by Paige, Shop with Intent by Debbie, BULA KANA in Fiji, Kraemer’s Culinary blog by Frank Kraemer in New York,Tokyo Food File by Robbie Swinnerton, Green Tea Club by Satoshi Nihonyanagi in Shizuoka!, Mind Some by Tina in Taiwan, Le Manger by Camille Oger (French), The Indian Tourist, Masala Herb by Helene Dsouza in Goa, India, Mummy I Can Cook! by Shu Han in London, Pierre.Cuisine, Francescannotwrite, My White Kitchen, Foodhoe, Chucks Eats, Things that Fizz & Stuff, Five Euro Food by Charles,Red Shallot Kitchen by Priscilla,With a Glass, Nami | Just One Cookbook, Peach Farm Studio, Clumsyfingers by Xethia, PepperBento, Hapabento, Kitchen Cow, Lunch In A Box, Susan at Arkonlite, Vegan Lunch Box; Tokyo Tom Baker, Daily Food Porn/Osaka, Only Nature Food Porn, Happy Little Bento, J-Mama’s Kitchen, Cook, Eat, Play, Repeat, Bento Lunch Blog (German), Adventures In Bento, Anna The Red’s Bento Factory, Ohayo Bento,

Must-see tasting websites:

-Sake: Ichi For The Michi by Rebekah Wilson-Lye in Tokyo, Tokyo Through The Drinking Glass, Tokyo Foodcast, Urban Sake, Sake World
-Wine: Palate To Pen, Warren Bobrow, Cellar Tours, Ancient Fire Wines Blog
-Beer: Another Pint, Please!, Beering In Good Mind: All about Craft Beer in Kansai by Nevitt Reagan!
ABRACADABREW, Magical Craftbeer from Japan
-Whisky: Nonjatta: All about whisky in Japan by Stefan Van Eycken
-Japanese Pottery to enjoy your favourite drinks: Yellin Yakimono Gallery

Non gastronomy must-see sites by Shizuoka Residents

HIGHOCTANE/HAIOKU by Nick Itoh in Shizuoka City

Shizuoka Prefecture Railway Stations: Iida Line (in Tenryuu Ku, Hamamatsu City)

IIDA

The Iida Line (飯田線) is a Japanese railway line between Toyohashi Station in Toyohashi, Aichi Prefecture and Tatsuno Station in Tatsuno, Nagano Prefecture, operated by Central Japan Railway Company (JR Central). The line links eastern Aichi Prefecture and southern Nagano Prefecture through northwestern Shizuoka Prefecture. It goes through steep mountains as well as cities such as Iida and Ina. The line was originally four different private railway lines, the first of which opened in 1897. The line has an unusually high number of stations, some of which have since lost their nearby communities due to depopulation. Traveling the entire length of the 195.7 km line by local trains takes six hours.

Serviced (bear in mind that trains don’t stop everywhere!) stations inside Shizuoka Prefecture (South to North):
Izumma-kamiichiba-Urakawa-Hayase-Shimokawai-Chubu Tenryuu-Sakuma-Aizuki-Shironishi-Mukaichiba-Misakubo-Ozore-Kowada.

IZUMMA STATION/出馬駅

IIDA-LINE-IZUMMA

Location: Sakuma-cho Urakawa 1997, Tenryū, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture(浜松市天竜区佐久間町浦川1997)

Izumma Station was established on November 11, 1934 as a passenger station on the now defunct Sanshin Railway. On August 1, 1943, the Sanshin Railway was nationalized along with several other local lines to form the Iida line. Along with its division and privatization of JNR on April 1, 1987, the station came under the control and operation of the Central Japan Railway Company.
Izumma Station is an unmanned station with only a single elevated side platform built on a gentle curve.

KAMIICHIBA STATION/上市場駅

IIDA-LINE-KAMIICHIBA

Location: Sakuma-cho Urakawa 2541, Tenryū, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture(浜松市天竜区佐久間町浦川2541)

Kamiichiba Station was established on June 12, 1935 as the Sanshin Kamiichiba Signal Depot on the now defunct Sanshin Railway. On August 1, 1943, the Sanshin Railway was nationalized along with several other local lines to form the Iida Line. It was elevated to a passenger station on December 1, 1946. Along with its division and privatization of JNR on April 1, 1987, the station came under the control and operation of the Central Japan Railway Company.
Kamiichiba Station is an unattended station with only a single elevated side platform.

URAKWA STATION/浦川駅

IIDA-LINE-URAKAWA

Location: Sakuma-cho, Urakawa 2820, Tenryū, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture(浜松市天竜区佐久間町浦川2820)

Urakawa Station was established on November 11, 1934, as a station on the now defunct Sanshin Railway. On August 1, 1943, the Sanshin Railway was nationalized along with several other local lines to form the Iida line. Scheduled freight services were discontinued from 1980. Along with its division and privatization of JNR on April 1, 1987, the station came under the control and operation of the Central Japan Railway Company. The station has been unmanned since 1991.
Urakawa Station is an unmanned station with a single elevated island platform and a station building connected to the platform by a level crossing

HAYASE STATION/早瀬駅

IIDA-LINE-HAYASE

Location: 431 – 3906, Tenryū, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture(浜松市天竜区佐久間町浦川4455)

Hayase Station was established on May 10, 1935 as the Hayase Signal Depot on the now defunct Sanshin Railway. On August 1, 1943, the Sanshin Railway was nationalized along with several other local lines to form the Iida line. Hayase was elevated to a full station on December 1, 1946. Along with the division and privatization of JNR on April 1, 1987, the station came under the control and operation of the Central Japan Railway Company.
Hayase Station is an unattended station with a single elevated side platform only.

SHIMOKAWAI STATION/下川合駅

IIDA-LINE-SHIMOKAWAI

Location: Sakuma-cho, Kawai 595, Tenryū, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture(浜松市天竜区佐久間町川合595)

Shimokawai Station was established on November 11, 1934. On August 1, 1943, the Sanshin Railway was nationalized along with several other local lines to form the Iida line. All freight services were discontinued in 1971. Along with its division and privatization of JNR on April 1, 1987, the station came under the control and operation of the Central Japan Railway Company.
Shimokawai Station is an unmanned station with a single elevated side platform, and a small waiting room built onto the platform. It formerly had a single island platform, but was rebuilt in 2008.

CHUUBU TENRYUU STATION/中部天竜駅

IIDA-LINE-CHUUBU-TENRYUU

Location: Sakuma-cho Hamba 15, Tenryū, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture(浜松市天竜区佐久間町半場15)

Chūbu-Tenryū Station was opened on November 11, 1934. The initial plans called for the station to eventually be joined by a spur line to Tenryū-Futamata Station on the Tenryū Hamanako Line. On August 1, 1943, the Sanshin Railway was nationalized along with several other local lines to form the Iida line. All freight services were discontinued in 1982 Along with its division and privatization of JNR on April 1, 1987, the station came under the control and operation of the Central Japan Railway Company (JR Central).

The station was originally named Sakuma Station (the name presently used by the next station), and renamed in 1935 as Nakappe-Tenryū Station and again at the time of nationalization as Chūbu-Tenryū Station. The latter of the two events of renaming was only a change in official pronunciation of the kanji name.
Chūbu-Tenryū Station is a manned station with a single island platform, and a station building with a “Green Window” manned service counter. The station was also home to the Sakuma Rail Park, (closed November 2010) a museum with exhibits on the Japanese railway system in general, and the Iida line in particular, including numerous examples of locomotives and rolling stock.

SAKUMA STATION/佐久間駅

IIDA-LINE-SAKUMA

Location: Sakuma-cho, Sakuma 2434, Tenryū, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture(浜松市天竜区佐久間町佐久間2434)

Sakuma station was established on November 10, 1936 as the “Sakuma-Masakuboguchi stop” (佐久間水窪口停留場?) on the now-defunct Sanshin Railway. Its name was changed to the “Sakuma stop” in 1938, and it was upgraded to a full station on February 7, 1941. On August 1, 1943, the Sanshin Railway was nationalized along with several other local lines to form the Iida line.

The station was relocated slightly to the west in 1955 as a part of rerouting of the line to avoid the rising waters of the Sakuma Dam. All freight services were discontinued in December 1971 and the station were unmanned from February 1984. Along with its division and privatization of JNR on April 1, 1987, the station came under the control and operation of the Central Japan Railway Company.
Sakuma station is a manned station with a single elevated side platform. The station building doubles as a branch of the Hamammatsu City Library, and passengers waiting for trains have access to the collection. The station formerly had an island platform, but was rebuilt in 2008.

AIZUKI STATION/相月駅

IIDA-LINE-AIZUKI

Location: 883 Sakuma-cho Aizuki, Tenryū, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture(浜松市天竜区佐久間町相月883)

Aizuki Station opened on November 11, 1955. Along with its division and privatization of JNR on April 1, 1987, the station came under the control and operation of the Central Japan Railway Company.
Aizuki Station is an unattended station with a single elevated side platform, and small station building. The station is located in a valley between two tunnels.

SHIRONISHI STATION/城西駅

IIDA-LINE-SHIRONISHI

Location: Sakuma-cho, Aijiki, Tenryū, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture(浜松市天竜区佐久間町相月)

Shironishi Station was established on November 11, 1955, as a station on Japan National Railway (JNR), when the Iida line between Sakuma Station and Ōzore Station was rerouted to avoid the rising waters of the Sakuma Dam. Freight services were discontinued in 1974. The station has been unmanned since 1984. Along with its division and privatization of JNR on April 1, 1987, the station came under the control and operation of the Central Japan Railway Company.
Shironishi Station is an unmanned station with a single elevated side platform, and small station building. The station formerly had a single island platform, but was rebuilt in 2008.

MUKAICHIBA STATION/向市場駅

IIDA-LINE-MUKAIICHIBA

Location: Misakubo-cho Jitogata 230, Tenryū, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture(浜松市天竜区水窪町水窪町地頭方230)

Mukaichiba Station was established on November 11, 1955 as a passenger station on Japan National Railway (JNR), when the Iida line between Sakuma Station and Ōzore Station was rerouted to avoid the rising waters of the Sakuma Dam. Along with its division and privatization of JNR on April 1, 1987, the station came under the control and operation of the Central Japan Railway Company.
Mukaichiba Station is an unattended station with a single elevated side platform, and no station building.

MISAKUBO STATION/水窪駅

IIDA-LINE-MISAKUBO

Location: Misakubo-cho Jitogata 973, Tenryū, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture(浜松市天竜区水窪町地頭方973)

Misakubo Station was established on November 11, 1955 as a station on Japan National Railway (JNR), when the Iida line between Sakuma Station and Ōzore Station was rerouted to avoid the rising waters of the Sakuma Dam. All freight services were discontinued in 1984. Along with the division and privatization of JNR on April 1, 1987, the station came under the control and operation of the Central Japan Railway Company.
Misakubo Station is a station with a single elevated island platform, and a small station building. The station is manned during daylight hours. The station also has a head shunt to permit the passage of express trains.

OOZORE STATION/大嵐駅

IIDA-LINE-OOZORE

Location: Misakubo-cho Okuryoke 188, Tenryū, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture(浜松市天竜区水窪町奥領家188)

Ōzore Station was established on December 29, 1936 as a station on the now-defunct Sanshin Railway. On August 1, 1943, the Sanshin Railway was nationalized along with several other local lines to form the Iida line. All freight services were discontinued in December 1971 and the station has been unmanned since February 1984. Along with the division and privatization of JNR on April 1, 1987, the station came under the control and operation of the Central Japan Railway Company. A new station building was completed on August 20, 1997.
Ōzore Station is an unmanned station with a single elevated island platform, and a small brick station building modeled after Tokyo Station. The station is located at the exit of the Ohara Tunnel (5,063 meters), and the switch point for the station is located within the tunnel.

KOWADA STATION/小和田駅

IIDA-LINE-KOWADA

Location: Misakubo-cho Okuryoke 14, Tenryū, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture(浜松市天竜区水窪町奥領家44)

Kowada Station was established on December 30, 1936, as the terminal station of the now-defunct Sanshin Railway. On August 1, 1943, the Sanshin Railway was nationalized along with several other local lines to form the Iida line. All freight services were discontinued in December 1971 and the station has been unmanned since February 1984. Along with the division and privatization of JNR on April 1, 1987, the station came under the control and operation of the Central Japan Railway Company.

Kowada Station is an unmanned station with a single elevated side platform, and a small wooden station building. Until 2008, the station had dual opposed side platforms, but one platform has since been discontinued.
The station is located in an isolated area near the border of Shizuoka Prefecture with Nagano and Aichi and is not accessible by road. The nearest road (towards Sakuma Dam) is a 40- to 50-minute walk.

RECOMMENDED RELATED WEBSITES

So Good Sushi Restaurant in Nice France
Navigating Nagoya by Paige, Shop with Intent by Debbie, BULA KANA in Fiji, Kraemer’s Culinary blog by Frank Kraemer in New York,Tokyo Food File by Robbie Swinnerton, Green Tea Club by Satoshi Nihonyanagi in Shizuoka!, Mind Some by Tina in Taiwan, Le Manger by Camille Oger (French), The Indian Tourist, Masala Herb by Helene Dsouza in Goa, India, Mummy I Can Cook! by Shu Han in London, Pierre.Cuisine, Francescannotwrite, My White Kitchen, Foodhoe, Chucks Eats, Things that Fizz & Stuff, Five Euro Food by Charles,Red Shallot Kitchen by Priscilla,With a Glass, Nami | Just One Cookbook, Peach Farm Studio, Clumsyfingers by Xethia, PepperBento, Hapabento, Kitchen Cow, Lunch In A Box, Susan at Arkonlite, Vegan Lunch Box; Tokyo Tom Baker, Daily Food Porn/Osaka, Only Nature Food Porn, Happy Little Bento, J-Mama’s Kitchen, Cook, Eat, Play, Repeat, Bento Lunch Blog (German), Adventures In Bento, Anna The Red’s Bento Factory, Ohayo Bento,

Must-see tasting websites:

-Sake: Ichi For The Michi by Rebekah Wilson-Lye in Tokyo, Tokyo Through The Drinking Glass, Tokyo Foodcast, Urban Sake, Sake World
-Wine: Palate To Pen, Warren Bobrow, Cellar Tours, Ancient Fire Wines Blog
-Beer: Another Pint, Please!, Beering In Good Mind: All about Craft Beer in Kansai by Nevitt Reagan!
ABRACADABREW, Magical Craftbeer from Japan
-Whisky: Nonjatta: All about whisky in Japan by Stefan Van Eycken
-Japanese Pottery to enjoy your favourite drinks: Yellin Yakimono Gallery

Non gastronomy must-see sites by Shizuoka Residents

HIGHOCTANE/HAIOKU by Nick Itoh in Shizuoka City