Okitsu Station

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Okitsu Station
興津駅
Toukaidou line okitu sta-01.JPG
JR Okitsu Station in 2005
Location
Prefecture Shizuoka
(See other stations in Shizuoka)
City Shizuoka
Ward Shimizu
Neighborhood Okitsu-Nakamachi
Postal code 424-0204
Address in Japanese 静岡県静岡市清水区興津中町
History
Opened 1889
Rail services
Operator(s) Central Japan Railway Company
Line(s) Tōkaidō Main Line
Statistics 2,476 passengers/day 2006
Bus Small bus terminal at this station

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.

Station history[edit]

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 Taisho 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.

Between 1926 and 1964 Sodeshi Station was situated 2.4 km towards Shimizu Station, operating in the summer months to cater for beach goers. Sodeshi Station closed in 1971.

Lines[edit]

Layout[edit]

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.

Platforms[edit]

1  Tōkaidō Main Line For ShimizuShizuokaHamamatsu
2  Tōkaidō Main Line For FujiNumazuMishimaAtami
2  Tōkaidō Main Line For auxiliary service

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Tōkaidō Main Line
Yui Local Shimizu


References[edit]

  • Yoshikawa, Fumio. Tokaido-sen 130-nen no ayumi. Grand-Prix Publishing (2002) ISBN 4-87687-234-1.(Japanese)

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 35°3′9″N 138°31′19″E / 35.05250°N 138.52194°E / 35.05250; 138.52194