Shimamoto Station

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Shimamoto Station
島本駅
JRW-ShimamotoStation-EastGate.jpg
East side of the station
Location
Prefecture Osaka
(See other stations in Osaka)
District Mishima
Town Shimamoto
Neighborhood etc. 3-39, Sakurai Itchome
Coordinates 34°52′50″N 135°39′46″E / 34.880593°N 135.662728°E / 34.880593; 135.662728Coordinates: 34°52′50″N 135°39′46″E / 34.880593°N 135.662728°E / 34.880593; 135.662728
(in Japanese) 大阪府三島郡島本町桜井一丁目3-39
History
Year opened 2008
Rail services
Operator(s) JR West
Line(s) Tōkaidō Main Line (JR Kyoto Line)
Aiga bus inv.svg There is a bus stop near this station
Ticket gate

Shimamoto Station (島本駅 Shimamoto-eki?) is a railway station located on the West Japan Railway Company (JR West) Tōkaidō Line (JR Kyōto Line) in Shimamoto, Mishima District, Osaka Prefecture, Japan. The station was opened on March 15, 2008.

Layout[edit]

There is an island platform between two inner tracks on the ground. This makes trains on the outer tracks unable to make stop at the station. Ticket gates are located on the overbridge over the platform and tracks.

1 JR Kyōto Line for Shin-Osaka, Osaka and Sannomiya
2 JR Kyōto Line for Kyoto and Kusatsu

Bus terminal[edit]

On the east side of the station is a rotary which locates a bus stop. The bus stop serves several routes of Hankyu Bus.

Hankyu Bus
  • Route 30 for Wakayamadai Center
  • Route 40 for Wakayamadai Center / for Shin-yamazakibashi via Hankyu Minase
  • Route 50 for Wakayamadai Center via Hankyu Minase

Around the station[edit]

The park next to the station is the ruin of Sakurai Station (桜井駅跡 Sakurai eki ato?), the site of a road station on an ancient highway famous for a story about separation of Kusunoki Masashige with his son at this place before the Battle of Minatogawa in 1336. The park has a monument of poetry by Emperor Meiji (calligraphy by Tōgō Heihachirō) among other monuments calligraphed by Nogi Maresuke and Konoe Fumimaro.

Minase Station on the Hankyū Kyoto Main Line is about 10 minutes walk from Shimamoto Station. Minase was the only one station in Shimamoto before Shimamoto Station opened.

Adjacent stations to Shimamoto[edit]

« Service »
JR Kyōto Line
Yamazaki   Local (Including rapid service after the morning)   Takatsuki
Rapid Service (in the morning): no stop
Special Rapid Service: no stop