JR Okitsu Station in 2005
|Location||Okitsu-Nakamachi, Shimizu, Shizuoka, Shizuoka|
|Operated by||Central Japan Railway Company|
|Line(s)||Tōkaidō Main Line|
|Passengers (2006)||2,476 daily|
Okitsu Station (興津駅 Okitsu-eki) is a railway station on the Tōkaidō Main Line of Central Japan Railway Company in Shimizu-ku, Shizuoka city, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. The station is 164.3 rail kilometers from Tokyo Station.
Okitsu Station was opened on February 1, 1889 when the section of the Tōkaidō Main Line connecting Shizuoka with Kōzu was completed. It is located near the site of Okitsu-juku on the old Tōkaidō. The area quickly developed into a summer seaside resort for the aristocracy, politicians and noted literary figures in the Meiji and Taishō periods. A noted resident of Okitsu was the genrō Saionji Kinmochi, whose practice was to order express trains to make a special unscheduled stop at Okitsu Station whenever he wanted to travel. The station building was rebuilt in 1930 and in 1981.
Okitsu Station has a single side platform serving Track 1 and an island platform serving Track 2 and Track 3, connected to the station building by an overpass. Track 3 is used for terminating services arriving from east and west, and also for services departing in both directions. The station building has automated ticket machines, TOICA automated turnstiles and a manned "Green Window" service counter.
|1||■ Tōkaidō Main Line||For Shimizu・Shizuoka・Hamamatsu|
|2||■ Tōkaidō Main Line||For Fuji・Numazu・Mishima・Atami|
|3||■ Tōkaidō Main Line||For auxiliary service|
|Tōkaidō Main Line|
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- Yoshikawa, Fumio. Tokaido-sen 130-nen no ayumi. Grand-Prix Publishing (2002) ISBN 4-87687-234-1.(in Japanese)
- Official home page.(in Japanese)