Gokurakuji Station

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Gokurakuji Station

極楽寺駅
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Gokurakuji Station entrance, April 2017
General information
Location3-7-4 Gokurakuji, Kamakura, Kanagawa
(神奈川県 鎌倉市極楽寺三丁目7-4)
Japan
Coordinates35°18′33″N 139°31′43″E / 35.30917°N 139.52861°E / 35.30917; 139.52861Coordinates: 35°18′33″N 139°31′43″E / 35.30917°N 139.52861°E / 35.30917; 139.52861
Operated byEnoshima Electric Railway
Line(s)Enoshima Electric Railway
Connections
History
Opened1 April 1904
Passengers
FY20111,592 daily
Services
Preceding station EnoshimaElectricRailway logo.svg Enoshima Electric Railway Following station
Inamuragasaki
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towards Fujisawa
Enoden Hase
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towards Kamakura

Gokurakuji Station (極楽寺駅, Gokurakuji-eki) is a commuter railway station on the Enoshima Electric Railway (Enoden) located in the Gokurakuji neighborhood of the city of Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan.

Lines[edit]

Gokurakuji Station is served by the Enoshima Electric Railway Main Line and is 7.6 kilometers from the terminus of the line at Fujisawa Station.[1]

Station layout[edit]

The station consists of a single side platform serving bi-directional traffic. The station is attended.

Platforms[edit]

1  Enoshima Electric Railway For Kamakura or Fujisawa

Lines[edit]

Gokurakuji Station is served by the Enoshima Electric Railway Line, and is 7.6 kilometers from the terminus of the Enoden at Fujisawa Station.

History[edit]

Gokurakuji Station opened on 1 April 1904.[1] In 1997, it was selected as one of the "100 Top Stations in the Kantō Region" (関東の駅百選, Kantō no eki 100 sen) by a selection committee commissioned by the Japanese Ministry of Transportation.[citation needed]

Station numbering was introduced to the Enoshima Electric Railway January 2014 with Gokurakuji being assigned station number EN11.[2][3]

Passenger statistics[edit]

In fiscal 2019, the station was used by an average of 1,764 passengers daily, making it the 13th used of the 15 Enoden stations [4]

The average passenger figures for previous years (boarding passengers only) are as shown below.

Fiscal year daily average
2005 583 [5]
2010 380 [6]
2015 1,173[7]

Surrounding area[edit]

Appearance in popular media[edit]

Gokurakuji Station was featured in the 2015 movie, "Our Little Sister" (Umimachi Diary) and in the early 2000s anime "Elfen Lied", by Lynn Okamoto. It was also featured in every episode of a popular Fuji TV television series, "Second to Last Love" (最後から二番目の恋, “Saigo Kara Nibanme no Koi”) directed by Rieko Miyamoto, two seasons of which aired in 2012 and 2014. It is also the setting of the manga "Minami Kamakura High School Girls Cycling Club" which was serialized from 2011 to 2018. The station also appeared in the full version of the music video for the 2011 AKB48 song Kimi no Senaka.[8]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Terada, Hirokazu (19 January 2013). データブック日本の私鉄 [Databook: Japan's Private Railways]. Japan: Neko Publishing. p. 238. ISBN 978-4-7770-1336-4.
  2. ^ "2014年1月から駅ナンバリングを順次導入します!" [From January 2014, station numbering will be introduced sequentially!] (PDF). odakyu.jp (in Japanese). 24 December 2013. Archived from the original (PDF) on 26 October 2022. Retrieved 9 January 2023.
  3. ^ Kusamichi, Yoshikazu (28 December 2013). "小田急グループ、鉄道から海賊船まで通しの駅番号…2014年1月から順次導入" [Odakyu Group, station numbers from railways to pirate ships, Introduced sequentially from January 2014]. Response Automotive Media (in Japanese). Archived from the original on 22 June 2020. Retrieved 10 January 2023.
  4. ^ 江ノ電グループ会社要覧 2021年版 [Enoden Group Company Directory (Fiscal 2019)] (PDF) (in Japanese). Japan: Enoshima Electric Railway. 2020. Retrieved 6 March 2020.
  5. ^ 神奈川県県勢要覧(平成18年度) [Kanagawa Prefecture official statistics (fiscal 2005)] (PDF) (in Japanese). Japan: Tokyo Metropolitan Government. Retrieved 26 March 2021.
  6. ^ 神奈川県県勢要覧(平成23年度) [Kanagawa Prefecture official statistics (fiscal 2010)] (PDF) (in Japanese). Japan: Kanagawa Prefecture. Retrieved 26 March 2021.
  7. ^ 神奈川県県勢要覧(平成28年度 [Kanagawa Prefecture official statistics (fiscal 2010)] (PDF) (in Japanese). Japan: Kanagawa Prefecture. Retrieved 26 March 2021.
  8. ^ 【MV full】 君の背中 / AKB48 [公式] Uploaded 8 Dec 2021

External links[edit]

Media related to Gokurakuji Station at Wikimedia Commons