Yagan Railway

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The Yagan Railway Co., Ltd. (野岩鉄道株式会社 Yagan Tetsudō Kabushiki-gaisha?) is a Japanese railway company whose major shareholders include the Tochigi and Fukushima prefectural governments. It operates a single railway line, the Aizu Kinugawa Line (会津鬼怒川線 Aizu Kinugawa-sen?).

The name of the line comes from the kanji characters of the ancient provinces of Shimotsuke (?) (now Tochigi Prefecture) and Iwashiro (?) (now Fukushima Prefecture).

Aizu Kinugawa Line[edit]

Route map of Aizu Kinugawa Line

The Aizu Kinugawa Line (会津鬼怒川線 Aizu Kinugawa-sen?) is a 30.7 kilometre railway line from Shin-Fujiwara Station in Nikkō, Tochigi to Aizu-Kōgen Oze-guchi Station Minamiaizu, Fukushima, Fukushima Prefecture. Its nickname is the Hot Spa. Line (ほっとスパ・ライン Hotto Supa Rain?, lit. Relaxing Spa. Line).

The name of the line is from the Aizu area of Fukushima Prefectures and Kinugawa Onsen hot spring resort area, the line connects.

History[edit]

The construction began as a part of the Japan Railway Construction Corporation. It was taken over by Yagan Railway.

  • 9 October 1986: Starts operations.
  • 12 October 1990: Direct service onto Aizu-Tajima Station on Aizu Railway Aizu Line begins.
  • 18 March 2006: The nickname Hot Spa. Line debuts.

Stations[edit]

Station Japanese Distance (km) Transfers Location
Between
stations
Total
Shin-Fujiwara 新藤原 - 0.0 Tōbu Kinugawa Line Nikkō Tochigi Prefecture
Ryūōkyō 龍王峡 1.7 1.7  
Kawaji-Onsen 川治温泉 3.1 4.8  
Kawaji-Yumoto 川治湯元 1.2 6.0  
Yunishigawa-Onsen 湯西川温泉 4.3 10.3  
Nakamiyori-Onsen 中三依温泉 6.5 16.8  
Kamimiyori-Shiobara-Onsenguchi 上三依塩原温泉口 4.2 21.0  
Ojika-Kōgen 男鹿高原 4.0 25.0  
Aizukōgen-Ozeguchi 会津高原尾瀬口 5.7 30.7 Aizu Railway Aizu Line Minamiaizu, Minamiaizu District Fukushima

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