Hakone-Yumoto Station

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Hakone-Yumoto Station
箱根湯本駅
800px-Hakone-Yumoto Sta 2009.JPG
Station entrance, June 2009
Location
Prefecture Kanagawa
(See other stations in Kanagawa)
District Ashigarashimo
Town Hakone
Neighborhood etc. 707-1 Yumoto Shiraishishita
Postal code 250-0311
(in Japanese) 神奈川県足柄下郡箱根町湯本白石下707-1
History
Year opened 1919
Rail services
Operator(s) Hakone Tozan Railway
Line(s) Hakone Tozan Line
Aiga bus inv.svg Medium bus terminal at this station

Hakone-Yumoto Station (箱根湯本駅 Hakone-Yumoto-eki?) is a railway station on the Hakone Tozan Line in Hakone, Kanagawa, Japan. It is 6.1 rail kilometers from the line's official starting point at Odawara Station.

Lines[edit]

Hakone-Yumoto Station is served by the Hakone Tozan Line from Odawara to Gōra, although all Hakone Tozan Line trains start from this station, and only Odakyu services operate between Hakone-Yumoto and Odawara. The limited express train "Romancecar" runs between Shinjuku and this station, operated by Odakyu.

Station layout[edit]

The station has one bay platform and two side platforms serving four tracks. There are some shops, information center for sightseeing and hotel reservations, and bus terminal also in front of the station.

Platforms[edit]

1 Hakone Tozan Line limited express trains for Odawara
Odakyu Odawara Line for Machida and Shinjuku
Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line for Kita-Senju
2 Hakone Tozan Line local trains for Odawara
Odakyu Odawara Line for Shin-Matsuda and Shinjuku
3 Hakone Tozan Line for Gōra
4 Hakone Tozan Line extra

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Hakone Tozan Line
Odawara   Limited Express   Terminus
Iriuda   Local   Terminus
Terminus   Local   Tōnosawa

History[edit]

Hakone-Yumoto Station in 1919
The station forecourt in 2005 before remodelling

Hakone-Yumoto station was opened on October 1, 1888, as "Odawara Horse-drawn Railway" terminal Yumoto Station, from Kōzu Station (Tōkaidō Main Line), via Odawara Station. On June 1, 1919, a new electrified funicular railway was opened from Hakone-Yumoto to Gōra, and the Hakone Tozan Railway (founded 1928) changed its Odawawa - Hakone-Yumoto tram line to a railway in 1935.

Since 1950, Odakyu Electric Railway provides through servicea from Shinjuku Station on its Odawara Line, by Limited Express "Romancecar" and Express (commuter trains). After March 15, 2008, Odakyu discontinued normal Express services on the Hakone Tozan Line. A new station building was completed in 2009.

Bus services[edit]

Buses are operated by several companies.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 35°14′0.70″N 139°6′14.07″E / 35.2335278°N 139.1039083°E / 35.2335278; 139.1039083