Higashi-Washinomiya Station

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JR Higashiwashinomiya sta 001.jpg
Higashi-Washinomiya Station west exit, April 2008
Location326 Nishiowa, Kuki-shi, Saitama-ken
Operated byJR logo (east).svg JR East
Line(s) Tohoku Main Line (Utsunomiya Line)
Platforms2 side platforms
  • Bus stop
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 Oyama, Utsunomiya, Kuroiso
2  Utsunomiya Line (Ueno-Tokyo Line) for Ōmiya, Ueno, Tokyo, Yokohama, Atami, Numazu and Ito (via JT Tokaido Line and JT Ito Line)
 Shōnan–Shinjuku Line for Ōmiya, Shinjuku, Yokohama, Ōfuna and Zushi (via JO Yokosuka Line)

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Utsunomiya Line
Commuter Rapid: Does not stop at this station
Rapid Rabbit: Does not stop at this station
Kuki   Local & Rapid Acty   Kurihashi
Shōnan–Shinjuku Line
Rapid: Does not stop at this station
Kuki   Local   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