Shiwaguchi Station

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Shiwaguchi Station
志和口駅
Shiwaguchi stn.jpg
Shiwaguchi Station building
Location
Prefecture Hiroshima
(See other stations in Hiroshima)
City Hiroshima
Ward Asakita
History
Opened April 28, 1915
Rail services
Operator(s) JR West
Line(s) Geibi Line

Shiwaguchi Station (志和口駅 Shiwaguchi-eki?) is a JR West Geibi Line station located in Ibara, Shiraki-chō, Asakita-ku, Hiroshima, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan. The "Shiwa" in the name derives from the nearby Shiwa-chō, Higashihiroshima, despite there being no shuttle bus or other connection between the two locations. This station should not be confused with other stations of similar-sounding name on the Geibi Line: Shimowachi, Shiomachi, and Shiwachi. Even though Shiwaguchi Station is an express stop station, the Miyoshi Liner does not stop here due to lack of passengers using the station.

History[edit]

  • 1915-04-28: Shiwaguchi Station opens
  • 1987-04-01: Japan National Railways is privatized, and Shiwaguchi Station becomes a JR West station

Station building and platforms[edit]

Shiwaguchi Station features one raised, island-style platform, capable of handling two lines simultaneously. The station building is a prominent one-story concrete building which includes a Green Window.

Environs[edit]

Two convenience stores are located directly across from the station. The Shiwaguchi Station Bus Stop is located near the station.

  • Takaminami Post Office
  • Shimizu Clinic
  • Hiroshima Municipal Offices, Shiraki Branch
  • Hiroshima Municipal Shiraki Junior High School
  • Hiroshima Municipal Takaminami Elementary School
  • Hiroshima Municipal Shiraki High School
  • Misasa River
  • Hiyama

Highway access[edit]

  • Hiroshima Prefectural Route 37 (Hiroshima-Miyoshi Route)

Connecting lines[edit]

All lines are JR West lines.

Geibi Line
Miyoshi Express
Mukaihara StationShiwaguchi StationShimofukawa Station
Commuter Liner/Local
Ibaraichi StationShiwaguchi StationKamimita Station

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 34°33′16.7″N 132°39′28.8″E / 34.554639°N 132.658000°E / 34.554639; 132.658000