Ayashi Station

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Ayashi Station
愛子駅
Ayashi Eki 2008-2.jpg
The station building in February 2008
Location 1 Ayashi-Chūō, Aoba, Sendai, Miyagi
(宮城県仙台市青葉区愛子中央1丁目)
Japan
Operated by JR East
Line(s) Senzan Line
History
Opened 1929
Traffic
Passengers (FY2013) 3,757 daily

Ayashi Station (愛子駅 Ayashi-eki?) is a railway station on the Senzan Line in Aoba-ku, Sendai in Miyagi Prefecture, Japan, operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East). The station also uses the moniker "Entrance to the Akiu Hot Springs" (秋保温泉口 Akiu Onsen Guchi?).

The kanji characters for Ayashi are the same characters as in the name Aiko given to the daughter of the Crown Prince of Japan. When she was born on December 1, 2001, over a thousand people came to the station to purchase platform tickets as a commemorative souvenir.[citation needed] From April to November 2001, only 124 tickets were sold at the station but from December 7 to December 28, 2001, about 84,000 tickets were sold at the station.[1] JR East began selling commemorative tickets on January 1, 2002, to honor the event showing the station.[1] Each ticket was stamped with the station name and date of purchase automatically.

Lines[edit]

Ayashi Station is served by the Senzan Line, and is located 15.2 kilometers from the terminus of the line at Sendai Station.

Station layout[edit]

Ayashi Station has one side platform and one island platform connected to the station building by a footbridge. The station has a "Midori no Madoguchi" staffed ticket office.

Platforms[edit]

1  Senzan Line for Sakunami, Yamadera, and Yamagata
2, 3  Senzan Line for Kita-Sendai and Sendai

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Senzan Line
Rikuzen-Ochiai   Rapid-A, Rapid-B   Sakunami
Rikuzen-Ochiai   Rapid-C, Ordinary   Rikuzen-Shirasawa

History[edit]

The station opened on September 29, 1929.

Surrounding area[edit]

  • Ayashi Daibutsu, Bukkokuji (佛國寺)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Newborn princess in good health: Imperial Household Agency". Kyodo News International (reprinted by The Free Library). December 28, 2001. Retrieved August 3, 2012. 

External links[edit]


Coordinates: 38°16′21.5″N 140°45′42″E / 38.272639°N 140.76167°E / 38.272639; 140.76167