The station building in July 2010
|Operated by||JR Kyushu|
|Line(s)||■ Nippō Main Line|
|Opened||11 October 1921|
|Previous names||Tomitaka Station (1921-1963)|
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.
The station opened on 11 October 1921 as Tomitaka Station (富高駅?). It was renamed Hyūgashi Station on 25 May 1963. With the privatization of Japanese National Railways (JNR) on 1 April 1987, the station came under the control of JR Kyushu.
- In 2008, Hyugashi Station received the Brunel Award for beautiful station architecture.
- In 2009, Hyugashi Station received the BCS Prize for architectural excellence.
The area in and around the station is regularly used for events and festivals.
- Kawaguchi & Engineers: Hyuga-shi Station
- 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.
- "Brunel Award 2008 – The Watford Group". Watford-group.org. Retrieved 29 January 2016.
- "Hyuga-shi Station - KAWAGUCHI & ENGINEERS". Kawa-struc.main.jp. Retrieved 29 January 2016.
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- JR Kyushu station information (Japanese)