Itabu Station

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Itabu Station
Itabu Station 20150720 (1).JPG
The station platform and waiting room in July 2015
Location Ichihara, Chiba
Operated by Kominato Railway
Line(s) Kominato Line
Opened 1926
Passengers (FY2010) 6 daily

Itabu Station (飯給駅?, Itabu-eki) is a railway station on the Kominato Line in Ichihara, Chiba, Japan, operated by the third-sector railway operator Kominato Railway.


Itabu Station is served by the Kominato Railway Kominato Line, and lies 27.5 km from the western terminus of the line at Goi Station.

Station layout[edit]

Itabu Station has a single side platform serving bidirectional traffic. The station is unstaffed, but there is a small shelter on the platform.


-  Kominato Line for Kazusa-Ushiku and Goi
for Kazusa-Nakano

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Kominato Line
Satomi - Tsukizaki


Itabu Station opened on September 1, 1926.[1] It has been unstaffed since 5 January 1956.[1]

Passenger statistics[edit]

In fiscal 2010, the station was used by an average of 6 passengers daily (boarding passengers only).[1]

Surrounding area[edit]

Adjacent to the station is what is dubbed "the largest public lavatory in the world". Designed by Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto and completed in 2012, the facility for women only consists of a single glass toilet cubicle located inside a 200 square metre enclosure.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Terada, Hirokazu (19 January 2013). データブック日本の私鉄 [Databook: Japan's Private Railways]. Japan: Neko Publishing. p. 208. ISBN 978-4-7770-1336-4. 
  2. ^ Ryall, Julian (15 May 2012). "Japan's loo with a view is world's largest too". The Telegraph (in Japanese). Japan: Telegraph Media Group Limited. Retrieved 12 November 2014. 

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Coordinates: 35°19′14.44″N 140°08′32.04″E / 35.3206778°N 140.1422333°E / 35.3206778; 140.1422333