Kamimita Station

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Kamimita Station
上三田駅
Location
Prefecture Hiroshima
(See other stations in Hiroshima)
City Hiroshima
Ward Asakita
History
Opened January 1, 1930
Former name Mita Yoshinaga Station
Present name since 1937
Rail services
Operator(s) JR West
Line(s) Geibi Line

Kamimita Station (上三田駅 Kami-Mita-eki?) is a JR West Geibi Line station located in Koaza Yoshinaga, Ōaza Mita, Shiraki-chō, Asakita-ku, Hiroshima, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan.

History[edit]

Kamimita Station was originally designed as a place for cars to stop, but with the gasoline rationing during World War II, the station was closed. After the war, the local citizens began a drive to reopen the station, and finally did so using privately raised funds. Because of this, the station is known for its story of "resurrection" through the efforts of the local residents.

  • 1930-01-01: Mita Yoshinaga Station opens
  • 1937-07-01: Station name changes to Kamimita Station
  • 1942: Station closes.
  • 1948-08-10: Kamimita Station reopens.
  • 1987-04-01: Japan National Railways is privatized, and Kamimita Station becomes a JR West station

Station building and platforms[edit]

Kamimita Station features one raised platform capable of handling one line. The station building is a small wooden structure located down a short hill from the platform.

Environs[edit]

Highway access[edit]

  • Hiroshima Prefectural Route 37 (Hiroshima-Miyoshi Route)

Connecting lines[edit]

All lines are JR West lines.

Geibi Line
Commuter Liner/Local
Shiwaguchi StationKamimita StationNakamita Station

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 34°32′19.9″N 132°38′38.8″E / 34.538861°N 132.644111°E / 34.538861; 132.644111