Shimo-Gion Station

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Shimo-Gion building (July 12, 2008).

Shimo-Gion Station (下祗園駅 or 下祇園駅 Shimo-Gion-eki?) is a JR West Kabe Line station located in 4-chōme, Nagatsuka, Asaminami-ku, Hiroshima, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan. The station name on the building uses an older kanji for the "gi" (Chinese character gi of gion.png), but in most current publications it is listed as shown above (祗 or 祇).

History[edit]

  • 1909-11-19: Shimo-Gion Station opens
  • 1987-04-01: Japanese National Railways is privatized, and Shimo-Gion Station becomes a JR West station

Station building[edit]

Shimo-Gion Station features one island-style platform capable of handling two lines simultaneously.

Environs[edit]

  • Hiroshima Asaminami Post Office
  • Hiroshima Naka-Gion Post Office
  • Kobelco Construction Machinery (formerly Yutani Heavy Industries)
  • Yume Town Gion
  • Hiroshima Municipal Gion Elementary School
  • Hiroshima Municipal Hara Elementary School
  • Hiroshima Municipal Yamamoto Elementary School
  • Hiroshima Municipal Gion Junior High School
  • AICJ Junior High School
  • AICJ High School
  • Ōshimo Gakuen Gion High School
  • Hiroshima University of Economics, including Hiroshima Economics Library
  • Hesaka Station, on the JR West Geibi Line

Highway access[edit]

Connecting lines[edit]

Kabe Line
Commuter Liner
Aki-Nagatsuka StationShimo-Gion StationŌmachi Station
Local
Aki-Nagatsuka Station — Shimo-Gion StationFuruichibashi Station

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 34°26′23″N 132°27′46″E / 34.4397°N 132.4627°E / 34.4397; 132.4627