Ujiyamada Station

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Ujiyamada Station
宇治山田駅
Ujiyamadaeki 060716.JPG
Ujiyamada Station frontage, July 2006
Location
Prefecture Mie
(See other stations in Mie)
City Ise
Neighborhood etc. 2-1-43 Iwabuchi
Postal code 516-0037
(in Japanese) 三重県伊勢市岩渕二丁目1-43
History
Year opened 1931
Rail services
Operator(s) Kintetsu
Line(s) Yamada Line, Toba Line
Statistics 5,238[1] passengers/day (FY2010)

Ujiyamada Station (宇治山田駅 Ujiyamada-eki?) is a railway station on the Kintetsu Yamada Line and the Kintetsu Toba Line in Ise, Mie, Japan, operated by the private operator Kintetsu. It is the closest station to Ise Grand Shrine and thus has an important role for tourists and pilgrims.

The station also administrates the section between Kushida Station and Isuzugawa Station.

Lines[edit]

Ujiyamada Station is served by the Yamada Line and the Toba Line. It is 28.3 rail kilometers from the terminus of the line at Ise-Nakagawa Station.

Station layout[edit]

Entrance
platform map
right: for Toba and Kashikojima
down: to Iseshi Station

Ujiyamada Station has one side platform and one bay platform serving a total of four tracks. The platforms are on the third floor of the station building. The only entrance to the building is on the west of the first floor. A royal suite is located in the second floor. Originally a penthouse on the building's east end, it was used as a fire watch tower, and became the firefighting headquarters of postwar Ise.

Platforms[edit]

1 Yamada Line returning for Ise-Nakagawa (partly)
2 Yamada Line returning for Ise-Nakagawa, Nagoya and Osaka
3 Toba Line for Toba and Kashikojima
4 Yamada Line for Ise-Nakagawa, Nagoya, Osaka, Kobe and Kyoto

Ticketing[edit]

  • Limited express tickets and commuter passes are available.
  • Automatic ticket checking is installed with additional compatibility with IC ride cards (PiTaPa, ICOCA, and other 8 brands).

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Kintetsu Yamada Line, Toba Line
Iseshi   Local   Isuzugawa
Iseshi   Express   Isuzugawa
Iseshi   Rapid express   Isuzugawa
Iseshi   Limited express   Isuzugawa
Iseshi   Non-stop limited express
Limited express "Shimakaze"
  Toba

History[edit]

Ujiyamada Station was opened as the terminal station of the Sangu Kyuko Electric Railway on March 17, 1931.[2] On March 15, 1941, the line merged with Osaka Electric Railway to become a station on Kansai Kyuko Railway's Yamada Line. [3] This line in turn was merged with the Nankai Electric Railway on June 1, 1944 to form Kintetsu.[3] Services to Nagoya began on January 20, 1920, and the line was extended from Ujiyamada to Isuzugawa Station on December 15, 1969. [3] In 2001, the station building was named a Registered Tangible Cultural Properties by the national government.[4]

Surrounding area[edit]

  • Ise Grand Shrine
  • Chokokan Ise Grand Shrine History Museum
  • Ise City Hall
  • Ise sight-seeing information center
  • Kōgakkan University
  • Kōgakkan High School
  • Ise High School
  • Ise Technical High School

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] Official Statistics for Mie Prefecture (Japanese)
  2. ^ Terada, Hirokazu (July 2002). データブック日本の私鉄 [Databook: Japan's Private Railways]. Japan: Neko Publishing. p. 248. ISBN 4-87366-874-3. 
  3. ^ a b c [2] Kintetsu Company History
  4. ^ [3] Ujiyama Station page on Cultural Properties of Mie Prefecture (Japanese)

External links[edit]


Coordinates: 34°29′18″N 136°42′49″E / 34.488205°N 136.713733°E / 34.488205; 136.713733