Kuroiso Station

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Kuroiso Station
Kuroiso Stationstation building under the Tohoku Shinkansen tracks
Location Honchō, Nasushiobara, Tochigi
Operated by JR East
Line(s) Tohoku Main Line
Platforms 1 side, 1 island
  • Bus stop
Opened 1886
Passengers (FY2014) 2,294 daily [1]

Kuroiso Station (黒磯駅 Kuroiso-eki?) is a railway station on the Utsunomiya Line in Nasushiobara, Tochigi, Japan, operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East).


This station serves as the terminal station for two subsections of the JR East Tohoku Main Line, connecting the Utsunomiya Line (for Utsunomiya, Ōmiya, and Ueno to the south and the Southern Tōhoku Main Line (for Fukushima, Sendai, and Morioka to the north. It lies 163.3 km from the starting point of the line at Tokyo.

This station is also the boundary of DC electrification and AC electrification. As a result, those riding the train as it pulls into the station may notice the lights go out, then turn back on seconds later.

Station layout[edit]

This station has one side platform and two island platforms serving a total of five tracks. The platforms are connected to the station building by a footbridge. The station has a Midori no Madoguchi staffed ticket office.


1-3  Utsunomiya Line for Utsunomiya, Oyama, Ōmiya, and Ueno
4-5  Tohoku Main Line for Koriyama, Fukushima, and Sendai

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Utsunomiya Line
Nasushiobara - Terminus
Tohoku Main Line
Terminus - Takaku


Kuroiso Station began operation on December 1, 1886 as a station of Nippon Railway. The Nippon Railway was nationalized on November 1, 1906, and the station became a JGR station From June 1, 1949, the station came under the control of the JNR. The portion of the Utsunomiya Line from Hōshakuji - Kuroiso was electrified (1.5 kV DC) on May 22, 1959, and the section from Kuroiso - Shiroishi was electrified (20 kV 50 Hz AC) on July 1, 1959. With the privatization of JNR on 1 April 1 1987, the station came under the control of JR East.

Surrounding area[edit]

The station, located in the former city of Kuroiso, sits in front of a street lined with several local cafes and businesses. Having a bus terminal, it also serves as a gateway to the neighboring town of Nasu, known in Japan for its mountain hot springs and as the location of the Nasu Imperial Villa.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2014年度) [FY2014 station passenger figures] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 20 January 2016. 

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Coordinates: 36°58′11.98″N 140°3′34.24″E / 36.9699944°N 140.0595111°E / 36.9699944; 140.0595111