Kamonomiya Station (Kanagawa)
Exit of Kamonomiya Station
|Location||30 Kamonomiya, Odawara, Kanagawa
|Operated by||East Japan Railway Company|
|Line(s)||Tōkaidō Main Line|
|Passengers (2008)||12,678 daily|
Kamonomiya Station (鴨宮駅 Kamonomiya-eki?) is a railway station on the Tōkaidō Main Line of East Japan Railway Company in the city of Odawara, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. The station is 80.8 rail kilometers from Tokyo Station.
|1||■ Tōkaidō Line||For Kōzu, Hiratsuka, Chigasaki, Fujisawa, Ōfuna, Yokohama, and Tokyo|
|■ Shōnan-Shinjuku Line||For Shibuya, Shinjuku, Ikebukuro, Ōmiya, Kumagaya, Takasaki, and Maebashi|
|2||■ Tōkaidō Line||For Odawara, Atami, and Itō (via Itō Line)|
Kamonomiya Station was established as Sakawagawa signal box (酒匂川信号所 Sakawagawa shingōsho?) on October 21, 1920, on the Atami Line of the Japan National Railways. It was upgraded to a full station on June 1, 1923 as a station for both freight and passenger service. With the opening of the Tanna Tunnel, the Atami Line became the Tōkaidō Main Line from December 1, 1934. Regularly scheduled freight services were discontinued in 1970, and parcel services by 1972. The current station building was completed in 1976. With the completion of Quadruple tracks between Odawara and Ofuna, freight services were resumed as of March 31, 1987. With the dissolution and privatization of the JNR on April 1, 1987, the station came under the control of the East Japan Railway Company and the Japan Freight Railway Company. Automated turnstiles using the Suica IC Card system came into operation from November 18, 2001.
Kamonomiya is located east of central Odawara, and is home to several of Odawara's main shopping areas including Dynacity, Odawara City Mall and Robinsons. The area around Kamonomiya also contains a number of restaurants, bowling alleys, Karaoke bars, and Odawara's only movie theatres: Toho Cinema (near Robinsons) and Korona World.
The Korona World complex also contains an Onsen hot-spring bath.
- Yoshikawa, Fumio. Tokaido-sen 130-nen no ayumi. Grand-Prix Publishing (2002) ISBN 4-87687-234-1. (Japanese)
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