Higashi-Hanawa Station

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Higashi-Hanawa Station
Higashi-Hanawa station.jpg
JR Higashi-Hanawa Station, April 2015
Location Higashi-Hanawa 888, Chūō, Yamanashi
Coordinates 35°35′41″N 138°31′37″E / 35.5946°N 138.5270°E / 35.5946; 138.5270
Operated by JR Central
Line(s) Minobu Line
Opened 1928
Passengers (2008) 843 daily

Higashi-Hanawa Station (東花輪駅?, Higashi-Hanawa-eki) is a railway station on the Minobu Line of Central Japan Railway Company (JR Central) located in the city of Chūō, Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan. The station is located 76.3 rail kilometers from the southern terminus of the Minobu Line at Fuji Station.


Higashi-Hanawa Station was opened on March 30, 1928 as a station on the Fuji-Minobu Line. The line came under control of the Japanese Government Railways on May 1, 1941. The station building was reconstructed in 1950. The JGR became the JNR (Japan National Railway) after World War II. Along with the division and privatization of JNR on April 1, 1987, the station came under the joint control and operation of the Central Japan Railway Company and the Japan Freight Railway Company. However, scheduled freight operations were discontinued from September 29, 1998 and the freight handling facilities were abandoned by March 31, 2001.



Higashi-Hanawa Station has a single island platform serving two tracks. There are ten sets of unused side tracks running parallel to the platform, which were formerly used to support freight depot operations. The station is one of the few stations on the Minobu line which is attended.


1  Minobu Line For Kōfu
2  Minobu Line For Fuji, Minobu

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