Higashichō Station

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The station building and platform

Higashichō Station (東町駅 Higashichō-eki?) is a railway station on the Hidaka Main Line in Urakawa, Hokkaido, Japan, operated by the Hokkaido Railway Company (JR Hokkaido).


Higashichō Station is served by the Hidaka Main Line. However, services on the 116 km section of the line between Mukawa and Samani have been suspended indefinitely since January 2015 due to storm damage.[1]

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Hidaka Main Line
Urakawa - Hidaka-horobetsu


The station opened on 1 September 1977.[2] With the privatization of Japanese National Railways (JNR) on 1 April 1987, the station came under the control of JR Hokkaido.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ 日高本線・鵡川~様似間の復旧を断念 JR北海道、地元と協議へ [JR Hokkaido abandons reopening of Hidaka Main Line between Mukawa and Samani]. Traffic News (in Japanese). Japan: Mediavague Co. Ltd. 22 December 2016. Archived from the original on 22 December 2012. Retrieved 4 April 2017. 
  2. ^ a b Ishino, Tetsu, ed. (1998). 停車場変遷大辞典 国鉄・JR編 [Station Transition Directory - JNR/JR] (in Japanese). II. Japan: JTB. p. 865. ISBN 4-533-02980-9. 

Coordinates: 42°09′22″N 142°47′19″E / 42.1562°N 142.7886°E / 42.1562; 142.7886