Hōshakuji Station

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Hōshakuji Station
Hoshakuji sta west.jpg
Hōshakuji Station west entrance in 2008
Location Hōshakuji, Takanezawa-machi, Shioya-gun, Tochigi-ken 329-1233
Operated by JR logo (east).svg JR East
Distance 121.2 km from Tokyo
Platforms 1 side platform + 1 island platform
Tracks 3
Other information
Website www.jreast.co.jp/estation/station/info.aspx?StationCd=1398
Opened 21 October 1899
Passengers (FY2015) 2,203
Hōshakuji Station is located in Japan
Hōshakuji Station
Hōshakuji Station
Location within Japan

Hōshakuji Station (宝積寺駅 Hōshakuji-eki?) is a railway station in Takanezawa, Tochigi, Japan, operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East). It is designed by Kengo Kuma and Associates.[citation needed]


Hōshakuji Station is served by the Utsunomiya Line (Tohoku Main Line), and is 121.2 km from the starting point of the line at Tokyo. Its is also a terminal station for the Karasuyama Line, a 20.4 km branch line to Karasuyama.

Station layout[edit]

The station has an elevated station building, with one side platform and one island platform underneath. The station has a Midori no Madoguchi staffed ticket office.


1  Utsunomiya Line for Yaita, Nasushiobara, and Kuroiso
2  Utsunomiya Line for Utsunomiya, Ueno, and Tokyo
3  Karasuyama Line for Niita and Karasuyama
for Utsunomiya

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Utsunomiya Line
Okamoto Local Ujīe
Karasuyama Line
Terminus Local Shimotsuke-Hanaoka


The station in May 2007, before rebuilding

Hōshakuji Station opened on 21 October 1899.[1] With the privatization of Japanese National Railways (JNR) on 1 April 1987, the station came under the control of JR East.

Passenger statistics[edit]

In fiscal 2015, the station was used by an average of 2,203 passengers daily (boarding passengers only).[2] The passenger figures for previous years are as shown below.

Fiscal year Daily average
2000 2,046[3]
2005 2,036[4]
2010 2,213[5]
2015 2,203[2]

Surrounding area[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ 日本国有鉄道停車場一覧 [JNR Station Directory]. Japan: Japanese National Railways. 1985. p. 98. ISBN 4-533-00503-9. 
  2. ^ a b 各駅の乗車人員 (2015年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2015)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. 2016. Retrieved 5 August 2016. 
  3. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2000年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2000)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. 2001. Retrieved 5 August 2016. 
  4. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2005年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2005)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. 2006. Retrieved 5 August 2016. 
  5. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2010年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2010)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. 2011. Retrieved 5 August 2016. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 36°37′53.36″N 139°58′46.27″E / 36.6314889°N 139.9795194°E / 36.6314889; 139.9795194