Sakurambo-Higashine Station

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Sakurambo-Higashine Station
JR Sakuranbohigasine sta 002.jpg
West entrance in January 2008
Prefecture Yamagata
(See other stations in Yamagata)
City Higashine
Neighborhood etc. 1-1, Sakurambo Ekimae 1-chōme
Coordinates 38°25′43″N 140°22′51″E / 38.42855°N 140.380892°E / 38.42855; 140.380892Coordinates: 38°25′43″N 140°22′51″E / 38.42855°N 140.380892°E / 38.42855; 140.380892
Postal code 999-3720
(in Japanese) 山形県東根市さくらんぼ駅前一丁目1-1
Year opened 1999
Rail services
Operator(s) JR East
Line(s) Ōu Main Line, Yamagata Shinkansen
Statistics 1182 passengers/day (FY 2012)
Aiga bus inv.svg There is a bus stop near this station

Sakurambo-Higashine Station (さくらんぼ東根駅 Sakuranbo-Higashine-eki?) is a JR East railway station located in Higashine, Yamagata Prefecture, Japan.


Sakuranbo-Higashine Station is served by the Ōu Main Line and the Yamagata Shinkansen. It is located 113.5 rail kilometers from the terminus of the line at Fukushima Station.

Station layout[edit]

Sakuranbo-Higashine Station has two opposed side platforms and connected to the three-story station building by a footbridge. The station has a Midori no Madoguchi staffed ticket office.


1 Yamagata Shinkansen for Yamagata, Fukushima, Ōmiya, and Tokyo
Yamagata Line for Tendō, and Yamagata
2 Yamagata Shinkansen for Murayama
for Shinjō
Yamagata Line for Murayama
for Shinjō

Surrounding area[edit]

Higashine is located in the central part of Yamagata Prefecture, in the Murayama Basin. The city counts as neighbors, Sendai City to the east and Yamagata City to the south and Tendo City. Higashine slso abounds with rich nature and hot springs. Three national highways: National Route 13, National Route 48 and National Route 287 also pass nearby. Yamagata Airport is also located in the city, facilitating the traffic for high technology industries within the prefecture, making Higashine a major industrial center.[1]

The eastern view from the station affords a dramatic panorama of snow-capped mountains.[2]


The station began operation on December 4, 1999 as part of the Yamagata Shinkansen project. The station was absorbed into the JR East network upon the privatization of JNR on 1 April 1987.

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Yamagata Shinkansen
Tendō   Tsubasa   Murayama
Ōu Main Line (Yamagata Line)
Jimmachi - Higashine


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