Tōjō Station (Hiroshima)

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Tōjō Station building (2006-07-29)
Tōjō Station looking toward Bingo Ochiai Station (2006-07-29)
Tōjō Station looking toward Bitchū Kōjiro Station (2006-07-29)
A oneman train at Tōjō Station bound for Niimi Station (2006-07-29)

Tōjō Station (東城駅 Tōjō-eki?) is a JR West Geibi Line station located in Kawatō, Tōjō-chō, Shōbara, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan. Because of the travelling of passengers across prefectural lines between Okayama and Hiroshima Prefectures, several local trains go between Tōjō and Niimi. The name "Tōjō" means "east castle," and comes from being the eastern castle of the local daimyō. The western castle was located about 38 miles away at Saijō, though neither castle is in existence anymore.

History[edit]

  • 1930-11-25: Tōjō Station opens as the terminal station of the Sanshin Line to Yagami Station
  • 1935-06-15: Tōjō Station becomes a stop on the way to Onuka Station

Station building, platform and environs[edit]

Tōjō Station features two platforms which can handle two lines at once. Platform 1 handles trains bound for Bingo Ochiai Station, and platform 2 handles trains bound for Niimi Station.

Hiroshima Prefectural Tōjō High School is located near the station. The Tōjō branches of the Shōbara City Offices and Police are also located nearby. Japan National Route 182 is accessible from the station as well.

Connecting lines[edit]

All lines are JR West lines.

Geibi Line
Express (once a day in the morning): Yagami StationTōjō StationBingo Yawata Station
Local: Nochi StationTōjō StationBingo Yawata Station

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Coordinates: 34°54′7″N 133°16′25″E / 34.90194°N 133.27361°E / 34.90194; 133.27361