Kinugawa-Onsen Station

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Kinugawa-Onsen Station

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Kinugawa-Onsen Station in August 2017
Location1390 Kinugawa-Onsen Ohara, Nikkō-shi, Tochigi-ken 321-2522
Coordinates36°49′22″N 139°42′59″E / 36.8227°N 139.7163°E / 36.8227; 139.7163Coordinates: 36°49′22″N 139°42′59″E / 36.8227°N 139.7163°E / 36.8227; 139.7163
Operated byTōbu Tetsudō Logo.svg Tobu Railway
Line(s)TN Tobu Kinugawa Line
Distance12.4 km from Shimo-Imaichi
Platforms2 island platforms
Other information
Station codeTN-56
WebsiteOfficial website
Opened17 March 1919
Previous namesOtaki; Shimotaki (until 1927)
Passengers (FY2011)2,633 daily
Kinugawa-Onsen Station is located in Japan
Kinugawa-Onsen Station
Kinugawa-Onsen Station
Location within Japan

Kinugawa-Onsen Station (鬼怒川温泉駅, Kinugawa-Onsen-eki) is a railway station on the Tobu Kinugawa Line in Nikkō, Tochigi, Japan, operated by the private railway operator Tobu Railway. The station is numbered "TN-56".


Kinugawa-Onsen Station is served by the Tobu Kinugawa Line, with direct services to and from Asakusa and Shinjuku in Tokyo, and is 12.4 km from the starting point of the line at Shimo-Imaichi.[1]

Station layout[edit]

The station consists of two island platforms.


1  Tobu Kinugawa Line for Shimo-Imaichi (starting trains only)
2  Tobu Kinugawa Line for Shimo-Imaichi
for Shin-Fujiwara
3  Tobu Kinugawa Line for Shin-Fujiwara
4  Tobu Kinugawa Line for Shimo-Imaichi

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Tobu Kinugawa Line
Tobu World Square   SL Taiju   Terminus
Tobu World Square   Limited Express Kinu   Kinugawa-Kōen
Tobu World Square   Limited Express Spacia Kinugawa   Terminus
Tobu World Square   Limited Express Revaty Kinu   Kinugawa-Kōen
Tobu World Square   Limited Express Revaty Aizu   Kinugawa-Kōen
Tobu World Square   Aizu Mountain Express   Kinugawa-Kōen
Tobu World Square   Section Express   Kinugawa-Kōen
Tobu World Square   Local   Kinugawa-Kōen


The station in October 2008

The station opened on 17 March 1919 as Shimo-Taki Station (下滝駅). It was renamed Otaki Station (下滝駅) on 19 March 1922, and Kinugawa-Onsen on 19 February 1927.[1]

From 17 March 2012, station numbering was introduced on all Tobu lines, with Kinugawa-Onsen Station becoming "TN-55".[2] It was renumbered "TN-56" on 21 April 2017 ahead of the opening of Tobu World Square Station (TN-55) in July 2017.[3]

A turntable was installed next to the station during 2016 for turning the steam locomotive to be used on steam-hauled tourist trains operating between Shimo-Imaichi and Kinugawa-Onsen from summer 2017.[4] The turntable was acquired from the JR West Miyoshi Station in Hiroshima Prefecture.[4]

Passenger statistics[edit]

In fiscal 2011, the station was used by an average of 2,633 passengers daily.[1]

Surrounding area[edit]

The public ashiyu footbath in front of the station in August 2017

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] (in Japanese). Japan: Neko Publishing. p. 223. ISBN 978-4-7770-1336-4.
  2. ^ 「東武スカイツリーライン」誕生! あわせて駅ナンバリングを導入し、よりわかりやすくご案内します [Tobu Sky Tree Line created! Station numbering to be introduced at same time] (pdf). Tobu News (in Japanese). Tobu Railway. 9 February 2012. Retrieved 27 May 2015.
  3. ^ 東武鬼怒川線新駅「東武ワールドスクウェア」の開業日を7月22日(土)に決定しました! [New Tobu World Square Station on Tobu Kinugawa Line to open on 22 July 2017] (PDF). News release (in Japanese). Japan: Tobu Railway. 28 February 2017. Archived (PDF) from the original on 1 March 2017. Retrieved 22 July 2017.
  4. ^ a b 蒸気機関車(SL)復活運転の車両・施設計画概要について [Details of rolling stock and facilities planned for steam locomotive operation] (pdf). News release (in Japanese). Japan: Tobu Railway. 21 April 2016. Retrieved 23 April 2016.

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