Gifu Station

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Gifu Station
Gifu Station SE 1.JPG
Gifu Station
Location Hashimoto 1-chome, Gifu-shi, Gifu-ken 500-8856
Coordinates 35°24′34″N 136°45′23″E / 35.409514°N 136.75652°E / 35.409514; 136.75652Coordinates: 35°24′34″N 136°45′23″E / 35.409514°N 136.75652°E / 35.409514; 136.75652
Operated by JR logo (central).svg JR Central
Distance 396.3 km from Tokyo
Platforms 3 island platforms
Tracks 6
Other information
Status Staffed (Midori no Madoguchi)
Website Official website
Opened January 21, 1887
Previous names Kanō (until 1888)
Passengers (FY2016) 31,742 daily
Gifu Station is located in Japan
Gifu Station
Gifu Station
Location within Japan
JR Gifu Station seen from Gifu City Tower 43

Gifu Station (岐阜駅, Gifu-eki) is a railway station in the heart of the city of Gifu, Gifu Prefecture, Japan, operated by Central Japan Railway Company (JR Central).


Gifu Station is served by the JR Central Tōkaidō Main Line, and is located 396.3 kilometers from the official starting point of the line at Tokyo. It is also the terminal station for the Takayama Main Line. Along with Nishi-Gifu Station and Nagamori Station, it is one of the three JR Central stations in the city of Gifu.

Station layout[edit]

The station consists of three elevated island platforms serving six tracks for the Tōkaidō Main Line and Takayama Main Line, with the station building underneath. The station has a Midori no Madoguchi staffed ticket office. [1]


Track layout
1  Tōkaidō Main Line for Nagoya and Okazaki (including limited express Shirasagi for Nagoya)
limited express Shinano 9 from Osaka for Nagano
extra rapid Moonlight Nagara for Tokyo
2  Tōkaidō Main Line for Nagoya and Okazaki (including limited express Hida for Nagoya)
3  Takayama Line for Mino-Ōta and Takayama
 Tōkaidō Main Line for Nagoya and Okazaki (partly)
4  Takayama Line for Mino-Ōta and Takayama
limited express Hida for Mino-Ōta, Takayama and Toyama via the Takayama Line
 Tōkaidō Main Line starting for Nagoya and Okazaki
for Ōgaki and Maibara
limited express Hida 36 for Ōsaka
5  Tōkaidō Main Line for Ōgaki and Maibara
starting for Nagoya and Okazaki
6  Tōkaidō Main Line for Ōgaki and Maibara

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Tōkaidō Main Line
Kisogawa Local Nishi-Gifu
Owari-Ichinomiya Semi Rapid
New Rapid
Special Rapid
Owari-Ichinomiya Home Liner Hozumi
Takayama Main Line
Terminus Local Nagamori


Gifu Station circa 1919

The station first opened on January 21, 1887, named Kanō Station (加納駅) and was primarily used for the transport of goods. On December 15, 1888, it became a passenger rail station, at which point its name was changed to Gifu Station. On July 22, 1913, the former Aichi Station building, which closed in 1909, was moved to the area that is now the south side of Gifu Station. This station was used until it was burned to the ground during the firebombings of Gifu City in 1945. On April 1, 1987, it became part of JR Central. On November 1, 1986, construction of the elevated rail lines began, with construction ending on March 2, 1996. The station was extensively remodelled in 2008.

Passenger statistics[edit]

In fiscal 2016, the station was used by an average of 31,742 passengers daily (boarding passengers only).[2]

Surrounding area[edit]

Bus services[edit]

On the north side of JR Gifu Station are bus boarding platforms for all of the bus lines belonging to Gifu Bus, Co., Ltd. There are 15 bus boarding platforms in all, with 12 serving bus lines to different parts of Gifu and its surrounding municipalities. The first two platforms are only for alighting and the last one is currently not being used.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ JR Central Gifu Station information. JR Central. Accessed December 5, 2007. Archived November 17, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ 岐阜県統計書(平成28年) [Gifu Prefecture Statistics (Fiscal 2016)] (PDF) (in Japanese). Japan: Gifu Prefecture. 2017. Retrieved 11 October 2017. 
  3. ^ Gifu Bus Platform Guide Archived 2008-09-14 at the Wayback Machine.. Gifu Bus., Co., Ltd. Accessed December 5, 2007.

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