Ohanabatake Station

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Ohanabatake (Shibazakura) Station
御花畑(芝桜)駅
Ohanabatake(Shibazakura) sta.jpg
Ohanabatake Station, April 2009
Location 21-3 Higashi-machi, Chichibu, Saitama
(秩父市東町21-3)
Japan
Operated by Chichibu Railway
Line(s) Chichibu Main Line, Seibu Chichibu Line
Connections
  • Bus stop
History
Opened 1917
Previous names Ohanabatake (until 2009)
Traffic
Passengers (FY2000) 3,703 daily

Ohanabatake (Shibazakura) Station (御花畑(芝桜)駅?, Ohanabatake (Shibazakura)-eki) is a railway station on the Chichibu Main Line in Chichibu, Saitama, Japan, operated by the private railway operator Chichibu Railway.

Lines[edit]

Ohanabatake Station is served by the Chichibu Main Line from Hanyū to Mitsumineguchi, and is located 59.7 km from Hanyū.[1] It is served by through services to and from the Seibu Chichibu Line, and is also located a short walk from the terminus of the Seibu Chichibu Line, Seibu-Chichibu Station.[2]

Station layout[edit]

Track diagram of Ohanabatake and Seibu-Chichibu stations

The station is staffed and consists of two side platforms serving two tracks. Platform 1 acts as a bidirectional platform for Chichibu Main Line services in both directions, while platform 2 is used by Seibu Chichibu Line through-running services to and from Nagatoro.[2]

Platforms[edit]

1  Chichibu Main Line for Kagemori and Mitsumineguchi
 Chichibu Main Line for Chichibu, Yorii, Kumagaya, and Hanyū
2  Seibu Chichibu Line for Yokoze, Hannō, and Ikebukuro
 Chichibu Main Line for Chichibu and Nagatoro (services from Seibu Chichibu Line)

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Chichibu Main Line
Chichibu Paleo Express Mitsumineguchi
Chichibu Chichibuji Kagemori
Chichibu Local Kagemori
Seibu Chichibu Line
Chichibu Yokoze

History[edit]

The station in March 2006

Ohanabatake Station opened on 27 September 1917.[1] From 1 April 2009, "Shibazakura" was added in parentheses to the station name, indicating the station's closeness to the nearby Hitsujiyama Park, which is a popular sightseeing destination in early summer when the moss phlox (shibazakura) blooms.

Passenger statistics[edit]

In fiscal 2000, the station was used by an average of 3,703 passengers daily.[1]

Surrounding area[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Terada, Hirokazu (July 2002). データブック日本の私鉄 [Databook: Japan's Private Railways]. Japan: Neko Publishing. p. 193. ISBN 4-87366-874-3. 
  2. ^ a b Kawashima, Ryozo (January 2011). 日本の鉄道 中部ライン 全線・全駅・全配線 第10巻 上越・秩父エリア [Railways of Japan - Chubu Line - Lines/Stations/Track plans - Vol 10 Joetsu & Chichibu Area]. Japan: Kodansha. p. 28/87. ISBN 978-4-06-270070-2. 

External links[edit]


Coordinates: 35°59′33″N 139°05′01″E / 35.992387°N 139.083722°E / 35.992387; 139.083722