Sakurai Line

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  U   Sakurai Line
(Manyō-Mahoroba Line)
JR West 105 Series EMU.JPG
Nara-bound 105 series train
Overview
Type Regional rail
System Urban Network
Locale Nara Prefecture
Termini Nara
Takada
Stations 14
Operation
Opening 1893
Owner JR West
Rolling stock 103 series EMU, 105 series EMU, 201 series EMU, 221 series EMU
Technical
Line length 29.4 km (18.3 mi)
Track gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
Electrification 1,500 V DC, overhead lines
Operating speed 85 km/h (55 mph)

The Sakurai Line (桜井線 Sakurai-sen?) is a railway line operated by West Japan Railway Company (JR West) in Nara Prefecture. It runs from Nara on the Yamatoji Line to Takada on the Wakayama Line, with some service continuing on the Wakayama Line to Ōji Station, and then to JR Namba on the Yamatoji Line. Starting on March 13, 2010, it is referred to by the nickname "Manyō-Mahoroba Line (万葉まほろば線 Man-yō Mahoroba sen?, "Man-yō" refers to the Man'yōshū and mahoroba refers to Nara)" in reference to the large number of ancient landmarks along the line's route.

Stations[edit]

Station Japanese distance (km) Transfers Location
Nara 奈良 0.0 Yamatoji Line, Nara Line Nara Nara Prefecture
Kyōbate 京終 1.9  
Obitoke 帯解 4.8  
Ichinomoto 櫟本 7.3   Tenri
Tenri 天理 9.6 Kintetsu Tenri Line
Nagara 長柄 12.6  
Yanagimoto 柳本 14.3  
Makimuku 巻向 15.9   Sakurai
Miwa 三輪 18.0  
Sakurai 桜井 19.7 Kintetsu Osaka Line
Kaguyama 香久山 21.7   Kashihara
Unebi 畝傍 24.7 Kintetsu Kashihara Line (Yagi-nishiguchi Station)
Kanahashi 金橋 27.3  
Takada 高田 29.4 Wakayama Line
Kintetsu Osaka Line (Yamato-Takada Station)
Yamatotakada
Through service on the Wakayama Line to Ōji and Gojō