Higashisono Station

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Higashisono Station
JRKyushu Higashisono Station 1.jpg
Higashisono Station in 2008
Location Japan
Coordinates 32°50′47″N 129°57′38″E / 32.84639°N 129.96056°E / 32.84639; 129.96056Coordinates: 32°50′47″N 129°57′38″E / 32.84639°N 129.96056°E / 32.84639; 129.96056
Operated by JR logo (kyushu).svg JR Kyushu
Line(s) Nagasaki Main Line
Distance 3.5 km from Kikitsu (starting point of branch)
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 1
Structure type At grade (cutting)
Other information
Status Unstaffed
Website Official website
Opened 1 October 1961 (1961-10-01)
Previous names Higashisono Signal Box (until 1 October 1966)
Passengers (FY2014) 73 daily
Higashisono Station is located in Japan
Higashisono Station
Higashisono Station
Location within Japan

Higashisono Station (東園駅, Higashisono-eki) is the railway station in Isahaya, Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan. It is operated by JR Kyushu and is on the Nagasaki Main Line.[1][2]


The station is served by the old line or the Nagayo branch of the Nagasaki Main Line and is located 3.5 km from the branch point at Kikitsu.[3] Only local trains run on this branch.[4]

Station layout[edit]

The station consists of a side platform serving a single track within a cutting. There is no station building, only a rudimentary shelter on the platform which houses an automatic ticket vending machine as well as a SUGOCA card reader.[3][2][5]

Adjacent stations[edit]

Nagasaki Main Line (old line)
Kikitsu Local Ōkusa


Japanese National Railways (JNR) opened Higashisono Signal Box on 1 October 1961 as an additional facility on the existing track of the Nagasaki Main Line. It was upgraded to a passenger station on 1 October 1966. On 2 October 1972, a shorter inland bypass route was opened between Kikitsu through Ichinuno to Urakami was opened, which became known as the new line or Ichinuno branch of the Nagasaki Main Line. The section serving Higashisono which ran from Kikitsu through Nagayo to Urakami became known as the old line or the Nagayo branch. With the privatization of JNR on 1 April 1987, control of the station passed to JR Kyushu.[6][7]

Passenger statistics[edit]

In fiscal 2014, there were a total of 26,713 boarding passengers, giving a daily average of 73 passengers.[8]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "JR Kyushu Route Map" (PDF). JR Kyushu. Retrieved 3 March 2018.
  2. ^ a b "東園駅" [Higashisono]. hacchi-no-he.net. Retrieved 16 March 2018.
  3. ^ a b Kawashima, Ryōzō (2013). 図説: 日本の鉄道 四国・九州ライン 全線・全駅・全配線・第5巻 長崎 佐賀 エリア [Japan Railways Illustrated. Shikoku and Kyushu. All lines, all stations, all track layouts. Volume 5 Nagasaki Saga area] (in Japanese). Kodansha. p. 42, 69. ISBN 9784062951647.
  4. ^ "東園" [Higashisono]. JR Kyushu official station website. Retrieved 16 March 2018.
  5. ^ "東園" [Higashisono]. seaside-station.com. Retrieved 16 March 2018.
  6. ^ Ishino, Tetsu et al. (eds.) (1998). 停車場変遷大事典 国鉄・JR編 [Station Transition Directory - JNR/JR] (in Japanese). I. Tokyo: JTB Corporation. pp. 222–3. ISBN 4533029809.
  7. ^ Ishino, Tetsu et al. (eds.) (1998). 停車場変遷大事典 国鉄・JR編 [Station Transition Directory - JNR/JR] (in Japanese). II. Tokyo: JTB Corporation. p. 717. ISBN 4533029809.
  8. ^ "第63版(平成28年)長崎県統計年鑑" [Nagasaki Prefecture Statistics Yearbook 63rd Edition 2016]. Nagasaki Prefectural Government website. Retrieved 16 March 2018. See table at section under Transportation and Communications.

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