Hinoharu Station

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Hinoharu Station
Hinoharu Station
Location 50, Nagasaka-cho Tomioka, Hokuto, Yamanashi
Coordinates 35°47′24″N 138°23′41″E / 35.790056°N 138.394694°E / 35.790056; 138.394694Coordinates: 35°47′24″N 138°23′41″E / 35.790056°N 138.394694°E / 35.790056; 138.394694
Operated by JR East
Line(s) Chūō Main Line
  • Bus stop
Opened 1904
Passengers (2010) 561 daily

Hinoharu Station (日野春駅 Hinoharu-eki?) is a railway station of Chūō Main Line, East Japan Railway Company (JR East) in Nagasaka, in the city of Hokuto, Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan. The station is 160.1 rail kilometers from Tokyo Station.


Hinoharu Station opened on December 21, 1904 a station on the Japanese Government Railways (JGR) Chūō Main Line. The station was built as a watering point for steam locomotives, which were still used on the line until August 1964. A freshwater spring, called the Hino spring, occupied this location, and was a noted local landmark due to an ancient pine tree from which local legend stated that Takeda Shingen once hung his battle standard. When the government appropriated the land for the station, the local landowner insisted that the tree be spared. However, through neglect and due to smoke from the locomotives, the pine tree died in 1914. Descendants of the owner sued the Railroad Ministry in 1917, and won the case in 1919. A monument was erected in front of the station on the location of the pine tree in 1933 to commemorate the incident. The JGR became the JNR (Japanese National Railways) after the end of World War II. Scheduled freight services were discontinued from February 1972. With the dissolution and privatization of the JNR on April 1, 1987, the station came under the control of the East Japan Railway Company.


Hinoharu Station has a single side platform and single island platform, connected to the station building by an overpass


1 Chūō Main Line for Kobuchizawa, Shiojiri and Matsumoto
2 Chūō Main Line sidetrack
3 Chūō Main Line for Kōfu, Enzan, Ōtsuki and Tachikawa

Adjacent stations[edit]

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JR East
Anayama   Chūō Main Line   Nagasaka


  • Miyoshi Kozo. Chuo-sen Machi to eki Hyaku-niju nen. JT Publishing (2009) ISBN 453307698X (Japanese)
  • JR全線全駅ステーション倶楽部編(上) [Complete JR Line/Station Compendium (Vol. 1)] (in Japanese). Tokyo, Japan: Bunshun Bunko. September 1988. p. 145. ISBN 4-16-748701-2. 

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