Ariigawa Station

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Location Ariigawa, Kuroshio, Hata District, Kōchi, 789-1903
Coordinates 33°02′21″N 133°04′17″E / 33.0391°N 133.0715°E / 33.0391; 133.0715Coordinates: 33°02′21″N 133°04′17″E / 33.0391°N 133.0715°E / 33.0391; 133.0715
Operated by Tosa Kuroshio Railway
Line(s) Nakamura Line
Distance 27.6 km from Kubokawa
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 1
Disabled access No - steps lead up to platform
Other information
Station code TK33
Opened 1 October 1970 (1970-10-01)
Passengers (FY2011) 15
Ariigawa is located in Japan
Location within Japan

Ariigawa Station (有井川駅, Ariigawa-eki) is a train station in Kuroshio, Hata District, Kōchi Prefecture, Japan. It is operated by the Tosa Kuroshio Railway and has the station number "TK33".[1][2]


The station is served by the Tosa Kuroshio Railway Nakamura Line, and is located 27.6 km from the starting point of the line at Kubokawa. Only local trains stop at the station.[3][4]


The station, which is unmanned, consists of a single platform serving a single line and is located on an embankment above farmland on both sides. There is no access road. A paved footpath from the mainroad ends in a flight of steps leading to the platform. There is a shelter on the platform for waiting passengers. The station is not wheelchair accessible.[2][5][6]

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Tosa Kuroshio Railway
Nakamura Line
Tosa-Shirahama - Tosa-Kamikawaguchi


The station opened on 1 October 1970 under the control of Japanese National Railways (JNR) with the name Higashi-Ōgata (東大方駅, Higashi-Ōgata-eki). On 15 November 1982, it was renamed Ariigawa Station. After the privatization of JNR, control of the station passed to Tosa Kuroshio Railway on 1 April 1988.[3]

Passenger statistics[edit]

In fiscal 2011, the station was used by an average of 15 passengers daily.[3]

Surrounding area[edit]

  • National Route 56 runs near the station and is reached by a paved footpath.
  • The houses around the station are marked on the map as Ariigawa. This is part of the town of Kuroshio.[6]


  1. ^ "路線図 四万十くろしおライン" [Route Map Kuroshio Lines] (PDF). Tosa Kuroshio Railway. Retrieved 18 November 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "有井川駅" [Ariigawa Station]. Retrieved 19 November 2017. 
  3. ^ a b c Terada, Hirokazu (19 January 2013). データブック日本の私鉄 [Databook: Japan's Private Railways] (in Japanese). Japan: Neko Publishing. p. 173, 303. ISBN 978-4-7770-1336-4. 
  4. ^ "有井川駅 発車時刻表" [Ariigawa Station Timetable TK-33] (PDF). Tosa Kuroshio Railway. Retrieved 19 November 2017. 
  5. ^ "有井川(ありいがわ)駅" [Ariigawa Station]. Retrieved 19 November 2017. 
  6. ^ a b "有井川" [Ariigawa]. Retrieved 19 November 2017. 有井川は高知県黒潮町にある土佐くろしお鉄道中村線の駅です