Nobeyama Station

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Nobeyama Station
Nobeyama Station 01.jpg
Nobeyama Station in August 2011
Location 306 Nobeyama, Minamimaki-mura, Minamisaku-gun, Nagano-ken 384-1305
Elevation 1,345.67 m
Operated by JR logo (east).svg JR East
Line(s) Koumi Line
Distance 23.4 km from Kobuchizawa
Platforms 1 side + 1 island platform
Tracks 3
Other information
Website Official website
Opened 29 November 1935
Rebuilt 1983
Passengers (FY2015) 165 daily
Nobeyama Station is located in Japan
Nobeyama Station
Nobeyama Station
Location within Japan

Nobeyama Station (野辺山駅, Nobeyama-eki) is a railway station on the Koumi Line in the village of Minamimaki in Nagano Prefecture, Japan, operated by the East Japan Railway Company (JR East). The station is the highest JR station in Japan.


Nobeyama Station is served by the 78.9 km (49.0 mi) Koumi Line and is 23.4 km (14.5 mi) from the starting point of the line at Kobuchizawa Station.[1]

Station layout[edit]

The station consists of one side platform and one island platform, serving three tracks, connected by a level crossing. The station has a Midori no Madoguchi staffed ticket office. A sign on the platform proclaims it to be the highest JR station in Japan, located at 1,345.67 m (4,414.9 ft) above sea level.[1]


1  Koumi Line for Sakudaira and Komoro
2  Koumi Line for Kiyosato and Kobuchizawa
3  Koumi Line (passing loop)

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Koumi Line
Kiyosato Local Shinano-Kawakami


Nobeyama Station opened on 29 November 1935.[2] With the privatization of Japanese National Railways (JNR) on 1 April 1987, the station came under the control of JR East.[2] The current station building was completed in March 1983.[1]

Passenger statistics[edit]

In fiscal 2015, the station was used by an average of 165 passengers daily (boarding passengers only).[3]

Surrounding area[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Uchiyama, Kunio, ed. (20 June 2009). 長野県鉄道全駅 [The databook of all railroad stations in Nagano] (in Japanese). Japan: The Shinano Mainichi Shimbun. p. 148. ISBN 978-4-7840-7112-8. 
  2. ^ a b Ishino, Tetsu, ed. (1998). 停車場変遷大辞典 国鉄・JR編 [Station Transition Directory - JNR/JR] (in Japanese). II. Japan: JTB. p. 201. ISBN 4-533-02980-9. 
  3. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2015年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2015)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. 2016. Retrieved 5 July 2016. 

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Coordinates: 35°57′19″N 138°28′28″E / 35.955327°N 138.4745°E / 35.955327; 138.4745