Motozenkōji Station

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Motozenkōji Station

Motozenkōji Station in November 2004
Location3537 Zenkoji, Iida-shi, Nagano-ken 395-0001
Coordinates35°32′01″N 137°51′40″E / 35.5337°N 137.8611°E / 35.5337; 137.8611Coordinates: 35°32′01″N 137°51′40″E / 35.5337°N 137.8611°E / 35.5337; 137.8611
Elevation441 meters[1]
Operated by
Line(s)JR Central Iida Line.svg Iida Line
Distance133.8 km from Toyohashi
Platforms1 side + 1 island platform
Opened18 March 1923
Passengers (FY2015)263 (daily)
Motozenkōji Station is located in Nagano Prefecture
Motozenkōji Station
Motozenkōji Station
Location within Nagano Prefecture
Motozenkōji Station is located in Japan
Motozenkōji Station
Motozenkōji Station
Motozenkōji Station (Japan)

Motozenkōji Station (元善光寺駅, Motozenkōji-eki) is a railway station on the Iida Line in the city of Iida, Nagano Prefecture, Japan, operated by Central Japan Railway Company (JR Central).[1] It is also a freight terminal for the Japan Freight Railway Company.


Motozenkōji Station is served by the Iida Line and is 133.8 kilometers from the starting point of the line at Toyohashi Station.[1]

Station layout[edit]

The station consists of a one ground-level side platform and one ground-level island platform connected by a level crossing.[1]


1  Iida Line for Tatsuno
2  Iida Line for Iida
3  Iida Line

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Iida Line
Iida   Rapid Misuzu   Ichida
Ina-Kamisato   Local   Shimoichida


Motozenkōji Station opened on 18 March 1923. It was renamed Zenkōji Station (座光寺駅) from 1943 to 1950, when it was reverted to its original name.[1] With the privatization of Japanese National Railways (JNR) on 1 April 1987, the station came under the control of JR Central.

Passenger statistics[edit]

In fiscal 2016, the station was used by an average of 263 passengers daily (boarding passengers only). [2]

Surrounding area[edit]

Motozenkoji village is the original home of the Zenkoji Temple,[3] now in Nagano.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e Shinano Mainichi Shimbun (2011). Nagano Prefecture All Railway Stations, revised edition (長野県鉄道全駅 増補改訂版) (in Japanese). Shinano Mainichi Shinbun Publishing. ISBN 9784784071647.
  2. ^ 市勢の概要2016(平成28年版)I.運輸・通信 [City Statistics (Fiscal 2016) section I Transport - Communications] (in Japanese). Japan: Iida City. 2017.
  3. ^

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