Obasute Station

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Obasute Station
Obasute Station 2013-8-16.JPG
Obasute Station in August 2013
Location 4947 Yawata-Obatsute, Chikuma-shi, Nagano-ken 387-0023
Operated by JR logo (east).svg JR East
Line(s) Shinonoi Line
Distance 54.2 km from Shiojiri
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Other information
Website www.jreast.co.jp/estation/station/info.aspx?StationCd=394
Opened 1 November 1900
Passengers (FY2015) 61
Obasute Station is located in Japan
Obasute Station
Obasute Station
Location within Japan

Obasute Station (姨捨駅 Obasute-eki?) is a railway station on the Shinonoi Line in the city of Chikuma, Nagano Prefecture, Japan, operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East).


Obasute Station is served by the Shinonoi Line and is 54.2 kilometers from the terminus of the line at Shiojiri Station.

Station layout[edit]

The station is situated on a switchback, and has two side platforms serving two tracks, connected to the station building by a level crossing. The station is unattended. Through trains that do not stop at Obasute do not use the switchback.


1  Shinonoi Line for Shinonoi and Nagano
2  Shinonoi Line for Matsumoto and Shiojiri

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Shinonoi Line
Kamuriki   Rapid   Inariyama
Kamuriki   Local   Inariyama


The station on the day of opening in 1900

The station opened on 1 November 1900.[1] With the privatization of Japanese National Railways (JNR) on 1 April 1987, the station came under the control of JR East.[1]

Future developments[edit]

The luxury cruising train Train Suite Shiki-shima is scheduled to make an overnight stop at this station when services commence in May 2017, and an evening bar will be built on the platform offering views over the Zenkoji Plain extending below the station.[2]

Passenger statistics[edit]

In fiscal 2015, the station was used by an average of 61 passengers daily (boarding passengers only).[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Ishino, Tetsu, ed. (1998). 停車場変遷大辞典 国鉄・JR編 [Station Transition Directory - JNR/JR]. II. Japan: JTB. p. 206. ISBN 4-533-02980-9. 
  2. ^ TRAIN SUITE 四季島 [Train Suite Shiki-shima] (pdf). News release (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. 10 May 2016. p. 4. Retrieved 10 May 2016. 
  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. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 36°30′10.1″N 138°5′35.5″E / 36.502806°N 138.093194°E / 36.502806; 138.093194