Itoigawa Station

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Itoigawa Station
糸魚川駅 (拡大).jpg
The station building, December 2013
Prefecture Niigata
(See other stations in Niigata)
City Itoigawa
Neighborhood etc. 1-7-10 Ōmachi
Postal code 941-0061
(in Japanese) 新潟県糸魚川市大町1丁目7番10号
Year opened 1912
Rail services
Operator(s) JR West
Line(s) Hokuriku Main Line, Ōito Line

Itoigawa Station (糸魚川駅 Itoigawa-eki?) is a railway station in Itoigawa, Niigata, Japan, operated by West Japan Railway Company (JR West).


Itoigawa Station is served by the following JR West lines.

Station layout[edit]

The station has a Midori no Madoguchi staffed ticket office.


The station has one side platform and one island platform, serving four tracks in total. The elevated shinkansen platforms are scheduled to open on 14 March 2015.

1 Hokuriku Main Line for Naoetsu, Echigo-Yuzawa, and Niigata
2 Hokuriku Main Line for Naoetsu, Echigo-Yuzawa, and Niigata
for Toyama and Kanazawa
3 Hokuriku Main Line for Toyama and Kanazawa
4 Ōito Line for Minami-Otari
11 Hokuriku Shinkansen for Nagano and Tokyo
12 Hokuriku Shinkansen for Toyama and Kanazawa

The departure melody to be used for the shinkansen platforms will be the traditional children's song "Haru yo Koi" (春よ来い?) the lyrics for which were written by Gyofū Sōma (ja), a native of Itoigawa.[1]

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Hokuriku Main Line
Ōmi Local Kajiyashiki
Ōito Line
Himekawa Local Terminus
Hokuriku Shinkansen
Jōetsumyōkō - Kurobe-Unazukionsen


The former station building in December 2005

The station opened on 16 December 1912.[2] With the privatization of JNR on 1 April 1987, the station came under the control of JR West.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ 北陸新幹線 発車メロディの決定について [Departure melodies chosen for Hokuriku Shinkansen]. News release (in Japanese). Japan: West Japan Railway Company. 9 December 2014. Retrieved 10 December 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Ishino, Tetsu, ed. (1998). 停車場変遷大辞典 国鉄・JR編 [Station Transition Directory - JNR/JR] II. Japan: JTB. p. 142. ISBN 4-533-02980-9. 

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Coordinates: 37°2′38″N 137°51′45″E / 37.04389°N 137.86250°E / 37.04389; 137.86250