Ashinomaki-Onsen Station

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Ashinomaki-Onsen Station
Ashinomaki-Onsen Station 003.JPG
Ashinomaki-Onsen Station in May 2010
Location Oto-cho, Kamimiyori otsu 249, Aizuwakamatsu, Fukushima
Operated by Aizu Railway
Line(s) Aizu Line
Opened 1927
Previous names Kami-Miyori (until 1987)

Ashinomaki-Onsen Station (芦ノ牧温泉駅 Ashinomaki-Onsen-eki?) is a railway station on the Aizu Railway Aizu Line in Aizuwakamatsu, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan, operated by the Aizu Railway..


Ashinomaki-Onsen Station is served by the Aizu Line, and is located 10.5 rail kilometers from the official starting point of the line at Nishi-Wakamatsu Station.

Station layout[edit]

Ashinomaki-Onsen Station has two opposed side platform connected by a level crossing.

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Aizu Railway Aizu Line
Nishi-Wakamatsu Open-car "torokko" Yunokami-Onsen
Amaya Rapid Ōkawa-Dam-Kōen
Amaya Local Ōkawa-Dam-Kōen

Bus and Love, the station master cats[edit]

The station is home to Bus (ばす Basu?), a long-haired cat who acts as the station master in a manner similar to Tama of Kishi Station. Bus was named after the Catbus from My Neighbor Totoro.[1] Bus had been a resident of the station since June, 2000. She was appointed as the honorary stationmaster in April, 2008. She had worked with a human station master and retired in December, 2015. Love (らぶ Rabu?) succeeded the honorary stationmaster.[2] He started working with them from July, 2014. Bus stayed in the station also after retirement with the title of honorary stationmaster of admirable longevity. She died on April 22, 2016.[3]


Ashinomaki-Onsen Station opened on November 1, 1927 at Kami-Miyori Station (上三寄駅|Kamimiyori-eki?). The station was renamed to its present name on July 16, 1987.

Surrounding area[edit]

There are a couple of restaurants famous for ramen.

External links[edit]


Coordinates: 37°23′44″N 139°55′56″E / 37.39556°N 139.93222°E / 37.39556; 139.93222