Inuboh Station forecourt in August 2012
|Location||9591-1 Inubōzaki, Chōshi-shi, Chiba-ken
|Operated by||Chōshi Electric Railway|
|Line(s)||Chōshi Electric Railway Line|
|Distance||5.5 km from Chōshi|
|Platforms||1 side platform|
|Previous names||Tōdaimae (until 1941)|
|Passengers (FY2010)||158 daily|
Inuboh Station is served by the 6.4 km (4.0 mi) Chōshi Electric Railway Line from Chōshi to Tokawa. It is located between Kimigahama and Tokawa stations, and is a distance of 5.5 km from Chōshi Station.
The station is staffed during the daytime, and consists of one side platform serving a single track. Nure senbei (moist senbei rice crackers) are made and sold inside the large Portuguese-style station building.
Former Choshi Electric Railway DeHa 501 EMU car was sectioned and grounded in front of the station together with former Sagami Railway 2000 series EMU car MoNi 2022. These were used as shop and restaurant facilities until they were cut up on-site in July 2012 due to their increasingly poor structural condition.
|Chōshi Electric Railway Line|
Inuboh Station first opened in December 1913 as a station on the Chōshi Sightseeing Railway (銚子遊覧鉄道 Chōshi Yūran Tetsudō), which operated a distance of 5.9 km between Chōshi and Inuboh. The railway closed in November 1917, but was reopened on 5 July 1923 as the Chōshi Railway. The original station was located 400 m south of the location of the present-day Inuboh Station. On 21 June 1935, a new temporary station opened at the present-day station of Inuboh Station, named Tōdaimae Station (燈台前駅, lit. "lighthouse front"). This became a full-time station from 14 August 1935. With the opening of Tōdaimae Station, passenger usage of the original Inuboh Station dropped from an average of 30 passengers daily in 1930 to an average of just 13 passengers daily. The original Inuboh Station closed from 15 November 1941, from which date Tōdaimae Station was renamed Inuboh. The original station structure included a roof extending over the platform, but this was damaged by a typhoon in September 1948, and not replaced. A new Portuguese-style station building was completed in December 1990 with a large forecourt area for special events.
In fiscal 2010, the station was used by an average of 158 passengers daily (boarding passengers only). The passenger figures for previous years are as shown below.
|Fiscal year||Daily average|
- Inubōsaki Lighthouse
- Inubōsaki Marine Park
- Horizon Observatory (地球の丸く見える丘展望館 Chikyū-no-maruku-mieru Oka tenbōkan)
Since 1996, a number of hotels in the vicinity started boring for onsen hot springs.
- Inubōsaki Keisei Hotel (犬吠埼京成ホテル)
- Grand Hotel Isoya (グランドホテル磯屋) (closed 20 April 2012)
- Inubōsaki Kankō Hotel (犬吠埼観光ホテル)
- Inubōsaki Royal Hotel (犬吠埼ロイヤルホテル)
- Hotel New Daishin (ホテルニュー大新)
- Gyōkeikan (ぎょうけい館)
- Ocean Spa Taiyou no Sato (オーシャンスパ犬吠埼太陽の里)
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- Satō, Toshio (December 2009). 銚子電鉄の電車たちを訪ねて [Visiting the trains of the Chōshi Electric Railway]. Japan Railfan Magazine (in Japanese). Vol. 49 no. 584. Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. pp. 92–96.
- デハ501、元相模鉄道モニ2022 解体 [DeHa 501 and former Sotetsu MoNi 2022 cut up]. RM News (in Japanese). Japan: Neko Publishing Co., Ltd. 26 July 2012. Retrieved 12 August 2012.
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- メルヘン駅舎（各駅案内） [Fairy tale station buildings (Station information)] (in Japanese). Choshi Electric Railway. Archived from the original on 2007-08-16. Retrieved 2 June 2014.
- 民鉄等駅別1日平均運輸状況 2010(平成22)年度 [Private railway average daily passenger figures by station (Fiscal 2010)] (Excel) (in Japanese). Japan: Chiba Prefectural Government. 2011. Retrieved 2 June 2014.
- 民鉄等駅別1日平均運輸状況 2007(平成19)年度 [Private railway average daily passenger figures by station (Fiscal 2008)] (Excel) (in Japanese). Japan: Chiba Prefectural Government. 2011. Retrieved 2 June 2014.
- 民鉄等駅別1日平均運輸状況 2008(平成20)年度 [Private railway average daily passenger figures by station (Fiscal 2008)] (Excel) (in Japanese). Japan: Chiba Prefectural Government. 2011. Retrieved 2 June 2014.
- 民鉄等駅別1日平均運輸状況 2009(平成21)年度 [Private railway average daily passenger figures by station (Fiscal 2009)] (Excel) (in Japanese). Japan: Chiba Prefectural Government. 2011. Retrieved 2 June 2014.
- 地球の丸く見える丘展望館 [Horizon Observatory] (in Japanese). Japan: Choshi Sightseeing Association. Retrieved 28 August 2012.
- 犬吠埼京成ホテル [Inubohsaki Keisei Hotel] (in Japanese). Japan: Inubousaki Keisei Hotel. Archived from the original on 2001-08-22. Retrieved 8 January 2012.
- グランドホテル磯屋 [Grand Hotel Isoya] (in Japanese). Japan: Grand Hotel Isoya. Retrieved 9 July 2012.
- "Ocean Spa Taiyou no Sato official website" (in Japanese). Japan: Yarita Inc. Retrieved 9 September 2011.
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