Kinugawa-Onsen Station

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Kinugawa-Onsen Station
Kinugawa-Onsen Station in October 2008
Location 1390 Kinugawa-Onsen Ohara, Nikkō-shi, Tochigi-ken 321-2522
Operated by Tōbu Tetsudō Logo.svg Tobu Railway
Line(s) Tobu Nikko Line (TN) symbol.svg Tobu Kinugawa Line
Distance 12.4 km from Shimo-Imaichi
Platforms 2 island platforms
Other information
Station code TN-55
Opened 17 March 1919
Previous names Otaki; 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-55".


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
Tochigi   Limited Express Spacia Kinugawa   Terminus
Tochigi   Limited Express Kinu   Terminus
Kosagoe   Section Rapid   Kinugawa-Kōen
Kosagoe   Local   Kinugawa-Kōen


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]

Future plans[edit]

A turntable is scheduled to be 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.[3] The turntable is to be acquired from the JR West Miyoshi Station in Hiroshima Prefecture.[3]

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 March 2006

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. ^ 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. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 36°49′22″N 139°42′59″E / 36.8227°N 139.7163°E / 36.8227; 139.7163