Kurobe-Unazukionsen Station

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Kurobe-Unazukionsen Station
Kurobe-Unazukionsen station 2015Y.JPG
The station exterior, March 2015
Prefecture Toyama
(See other stations in Toyama)
City Kurobe
Neighborhood 3210-3 Wakaguri
Postal code 938-0802
Address in Japanese 富山県黒部市若栗3210-3
Opened 2015
Rail services
Operator(s) JR West
Line(s) Hokuriku Shinkansen

Kurobe-Unazukionsen Station (黒部宇奈月温泉駅 Kurobe-Unazuki-onsen-eki?) is a railway station on the high-speed Hokuriku Shinkansen line in Kurobe, Toyama, Japan, operated by West Japan Railway Company (JR West). It opened on 14 March 2015. Shin-Kurobe Station on the Toyama Chihō Railway Main Line is connected to the station by a walkway.


Kurobe-Unazukionsen Station is served by the high-speed Hokuriku Shinkansen line from Tokyo to Kanazawa, and is located 253.1 km from the official starting point of the line at Takasaki.[1] Only semi-fast Hakutaka Tokyo-to-Kanazawa services stop at Kurobe-Unazukionsen,[1] with a roughly hourly service in each direction.

Station layout[edit]

The station consists of elevated platforms for the Hokuriku Shinkansen, with exits located on the east, west, and south sides of the station building.


The elevated shinkansen platforms consist of two 312 m long side platforms serving two tracks. The platforms are fitted with chest-high platform edge doors.[1]

1  Hokuriku Shinkansen for Nagano and Tokyo
2  Hokuriku Shinkansen for Toyama and Kanazawa

The departure melody used for the shinkansen platforms is "Kirameki: Mizu no Miyako kara" (煌~水の都から~?), composed by singer-songwriter Kei Takahara (ja), who was born in Toyama Prefecture.[2]


The station has a "Midori no Madoguchi" staffed ticket office. Toilets are located on the ground floor, and waiting rooms and smoking rooms are provided on both of the platforms.

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Hokuriku Shinkansen
Kagayaki: no stop
Itoigawa   Hakutaka   Toyama


The station under construction in September 2014

Initially given the tentative name of Shin-Kurobe Station (新黒部駅?, lit. "New Kurobe Station"), the station name of Kurobe-Unazukionsen was formally made public on 7 June 2013.[3] The name combines the name of the city of Kurobe with Unazuki Onsen, a famous hot spring resort nearby, and the base to ride The Kurobe Gorge Railway.[4]

Surrounding area[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c  北陸新幹線延伸開業区間新駅ガイド [Guide to new stations on the Hokuriku Shinkansen extension]. Tetsudō Daiya Jōhō Magazine (in Japanese) (Japan: Kōtsū Shimbun) 44 (371): p.18. March 2015. 
  2. ^ 北陸新幹線 発車メロディの決定について [Departure melodies chosen for Hokuriku Shinkansen]. News release (in Japanese). Japan: West Japan Railway Company. 9 December 2014. Retrieved 10 December 2014. 
  3. ^ 北陸新幹線 新駅の駅名などについて [Details of new Hokuriku Shinkansen station names] (in Japanese). Japan: West Japan Railway Company. 7 June 2013. Retrieved 30 June 2013. 
  4. ^ 「黒部宇奈月温泉」北陸新幹線駅名に 温泉街から歓迎の声 [Onsen town welcomes Hokuriku Shinkansen station name of Kurobe-Unazukionsen]. Nihon Keizai Shimbun (in Japanese). Japan: Nikkei Inc. 8 June 2013. Retrieved 30 June 2013. 

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Coordinates: 36°52′29″N 137°28′56″E / 36.87472°N 137.48222°E / 36.87472; 137.48222