Hyūgashi Station

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Hyūgashi Station
Hyugashi Station west entrance.jpg
The station building in July 2010
Location Hyūga, Miyazaki
Operated by JR logo (kyushu).svg JR Kyushu
Line(s) Nippō Main Line
Other information
Website www.jrkyushu.co.jp/EkiApp?LISTID=502&EKI=91205590
Opened 11 October 1921 (1921-10-11)
Previous names Tomitaka Station (1921-1963)
Hyūgashi Station is located in Japan
Hyūgashi Station
Hyūgashi Station
Location within Japan

Hyūgashi Station (日向市駅 Hyūgashi-eki?) is a railway station on the Nippō Main Line in Hyūga, Miyazaki, Japan, operated by Kyushu Railway Company (JR Kyushu).

Basic information[edit]

Hyūgashi Station is located at the heart of Hyuga, Miyazaki. The current station is a timber-steel hybrid structure built in 2008 by Naito Architecture & Associates. It was built as a functional train station and also with the intention of being a symbol of the city.[1]


The station opened on 11 October 1921 as Tomitaka Station (富高駅?).[2] It was renamed Hyūgashi Station on 25 May 1963.[2] With the privatization of Japanese National Railways (JNR) on 1 April 1987, the station came under the control of JR Kyushu.[2]


  • In 2008, Hyugashi Station received the Brunel Award for beautiful station architecture.[3]
  • In 2009, Hyugashi Station received the BCS Prize for architectural excellence.[4]

Surrounding area[edit]

The area in and around the station is regularly used for events and festivals.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Kawaguchi & Engineers: Hyuga-shi Station
  2. ^ a b c Ishino, Tetsu, ed. (1998). 停車場変遷大辞典 国鉄・JR編 [Station Transition Directory - JNR/JR]. II. Japan: JTB. p. 757. ISBN 4-533-02980-9. 
  3. ^ "Brunel Award 2008 – The Watford Group". Watford-group.org. Retrieved 29 January 2016. 
  4. ^ "Hyuga-shi Station - KAWAGUCHI & ENGINEERS". Kawa-struc.main.jp. Retrieved 29 January 2016. 

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Coordinates: 32°25′33″N 131°37′40″E / 32.42583°N 131.62778°E / 32.42583; 131.62778