Higashi-Washinomiya Station

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JR Higashiwashinomiya sta 001.jpg
Higashi-Washinomiya Station west exit, April 2008
Location 326 Nishiowa, Kuki-shi, Saitama-ken
Operated by JR logo (east).svg JR East
Line(s) Tohoku Main Line (Utsunomiya Line)
Platforms 2 side platforms
  • Bus stop
Opened 1981
Passengers (FY2014) 10,280 daily[1]
Staggered platforms of Higashi-Washinomiya Station

Higashi-Washinomiya Station (東鷲宮駅 Higashi-Washinomiya-eki?) is a railway station on the Tōhoku Main Line (Utsunomiya Line) in Kuki, Saitama Prefecture, Japan, operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East).


Higashi-Washinomiya Station is served by the Tohoku Main Line (Utsunomiya Line) and the Shōnan-Shinjuku Line, and lies 51.6 kilometers from the starting point of the Tohoku Main Line at Tokyo.

Station layout[edit]

This station has two opposed side platforms, however, with an unusual layout in that the platforms are not on the same level. Utsunomiya-bound trains stop at a ground level side-platform serving one track. Omiya-bound trains stop at an elevated side-platform serving one track. The station has a "Midori no Madoguchi" ticket office.


1  Utsunomiya Line for Utsunomiya, Kuroiso
2  Utsunomiya Line for Ōmiya, and Tokyo

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Utsunomiya Line
Commuter Rapid: Does not stop at this station
Rapid: Does not stop at this station
Kuki - Kurihashi


Higashi-Washinomiya Station opened on 15 April 1981 as a freight station, and opened for passenger service from 23 June 1982. With the privatization of JNR on 1 April 1987, the station came under the control of JR East.

Surrounding area[edit]

  • Higashi-Washinomiya Hyaku-Kannon Onsen

See also[edit]


  1. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2014年度) [FY2014 station passenger figures] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 20 January 2016. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 36°5′22.0236″N 139°40′45.26″E / 36.089451000°N 139.6792389°E / 36.089451000; 139.6792389