Nigata Station

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This article is about the railway station in Kure, Hiroshima, Japan. For the station in Niigata, Japan, see Niigata Station.
Nigata Station building (April 22, 2005).
Nigata Sanbashi at Nigata Station (April 22, 2005).

Nigata Station (仁方駅 Nigata-eki?) is a JR West Kure Line station located in Kure, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan.


  • 1935-11-24: Nigata Station opens
  • 1946-05-01: Nibori Ferry service begins
  • 1976-06-01: Nigata Station ceases handling freight service
  • 1982-07-01: Nibori Ferry service ceases
  • 1987-04-01: Japanese National Railways is privatized, and Nigata Station becomes a JR West station

Station building and platforms[edit]

Nigata Station features two platforms capable of handling two lines simultaneously. Trains bound for Takehara and Mihara are handled on the upper end (上り) of the platform, and tains bound for Hiro, Kure, and Hiroshima are handled on the lower end (下り). A bookstore is located on platform two.


  • Kure Municipal Offices, Nigata Branch
  • Kure Municipal Nigata Elementary School
  • Kure Municipal Nigata Junior High School
  • Nigata Harbor

Highway access[edit]

  • Japan National Route 185
  • Hiroshima Prefectural Route 261 (Nigata Harbor Route)
  • Hiroshima Prefectural Route 279 (Hiro-Nigata Teishajō Route)

Connecting lines[edit]

All lines are JR West lines.

Kure Line
Akikawajiri StationNigata StationHiro Station

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 34°13′18.3″N 132°39′19.0″E / 34.221750°N 132.655278°E / 34.221750; 132.655278