Aso Station (Kumamoto)

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Aso Station
Aso Station 20131103.jpg
Aso Station, November 2013
Location Kumamoto
Operated by JR Kyushu
Line(s) Hōhi Main Line
Opened 1918
Previous names Bōchū (until 1961)

Aso Station (阿蘇駅?, Aso-eki) is a railway station on the Hōhi Main Line in Aso, Kumamoto, Japan, operated by Kyushu Railway Company (JR Kyushu).


The platforms, September 2006

Aso Station is served by the 148.0 km (92.0 mi) Hōhi Main Line, which runs between Kumamoto and Ōita.


The station opened on 25 January 1918, as Bōchū Station (坊中駅?).[1] It was renamed Aso Station on 20 March 1961.[1] With the privatization of JNR on 1 April 1987, the station came under the control of JR Kyushu.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c Ishino, Tetsu, ed. (1998). 停車場変遷大辞典 国鉄・JR編 [Station Transition Directory - JNR/JR]. II. Japan: JTB. p. 745. ISBN 4-533-02980-9. 
  2. ^ "Aso Villa Park Hotel" (in Japanese). Retrieved 12 May 2014. 

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