Hitoyoshi Station

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Hitoyoshi Station
JR Hitoyoshi sta 002.jpg
Hitoyoshi Station in August 2012
Other names Hitoyoshi-Onsen Station
Location Hitoyoshi
Kumamoto Prefecture
Coordinates 32°12′57″N 130°45′13″E / 32.21583°N 130.75361°E / 32.21583; 130.75361Coordinates: 32°12′57″N 130°45′13″E / 32.21583°N 130.75361°E / 32.21583; 130.75361
Operated by
Other information
Website Official website
Opened 1909
Hitoyoshi Station is located in Japan
Hitoyoshi Station
Hitoyoshi Station
Location within Japan

Hitoyoshi Station (人吉駅, Hitoyoshi-eki) is a railway station on the Hisatsu Line and Yunomae Line in Hitoyoshi, Kumamoto, Japan, operated by Kyushu Railway Company (JR Kyushu) and Kumagawa Railroad.

The name of the Yunomae Line station is officially Hitoyoshi-Onsen Station (人吉温泉駅, Hitoyoshi-Onsen-eki), which was renamed from Hitoyoshi Station on April 1, 2009.[1]


Hitoyoshi Station is served by the Hisatsu Line. It is also one terminus of the Kumagawa Railroad Yunomae Line.

Adjacent stations[edit]

Hisatsu Line
Nishi-Hitoyoshi Local Okoba
Terminus Isaburō & Shinpei Okoba
Watari Trans-Kyushu Limited Express Terminus
Kumagawa Railroad Yunomae Line
Terminus Local Sagarahan-Ganjōji


The station was opened on 1 June 1908 by Japanese Government Railways (JGR) as the southern terminus of a track from Yatsushiro which was designated as the Hitoyoshi Main Line on 12 October 1909. Shortly thereafter, the track was linked up with the then Kagoshima Line which had reached north from Kagoshima through Kokubu (now Hayato) to Yoshimatsu. Through traffic was established from Mojikō in the north of Kyushu to Kagoshima in the south. The entire stretch of track from Mojikō through Yatsushiro, Hitoyoshi, Kokubu to Kagoshima was redesignated as the Kagoshima Main Line on 21 November 1909.[2][3][4]

By 1927, another track from Yatsushiro through Sendai to Kagoshima had been built and this was now designated as part of the Kagoshima Main Line. The track from Yatsushiro through Hitoyoshi to Kagoshima was thus redesignated as the Hisatsu Line on 17 October 1927.[5]

With the privatization of Japanese National Railways (JNR), the successor of JGR, on 1 April 1987, the station came under the control of JR Kyushu.[3]

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  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-10-05. Retrieved 2009-10-05. 
  2. ^ 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. p. 222. ISBN 4533029809. 
  3. ^ a b 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. 703. ISBN 4533029809. 
  4. ^ Imao, Keisuke (2009). 日本鉄道旅行地図帳 12号 九州 沖縄―全線・全駅・全廃線 [Japan Rail Travel Atlas No. 12 Kyushu Okinawa - all lines, all stations and disused lines] (in Japanese). Mook. p. 49. ISBN 9784107900302. 
  5. ^ 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. 218, 222. ISBN 4533029809. 

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