Ritsurin Station

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Ritsurin Station
Ritsurin Station.jpg
Ritsurin Station in 2008
Location 3-19 Fujitsukachō, Takamatsu-shi, Kagawa-ken 760-0071
Coordinates 34°19′56″N 134°03′13″E / 34.3322°N 134.0535°E / 34.3322; 134.0535Coordinates: 34°19′56″N 134°03′13″E / 34.3322°N 134.0535°E / 34.3322; 134.0535
Operated by JR logo (shikoku).svg JR Shikoku
Line(s) Kōtoku Line
Distance 4.3 km from Takamatsu
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Structure type Elevated
Parking Available
Bicycle facilities Designated parking area for bikes
Disabled access No - escalator or stairs needed to reach platform
Other information
Status Staffed - JR ticket window (Midori no Madoguchi)
Station code T25
Website Official website
Opened 21 December 1925 (1925-12-21)
Ritsurin Station is located in Japan
Ritsurin Station
Ritsurin Station
Location within Japan

Ritsurin Station (栗林駅, Ritsurin-eki) is a railway station on the Kōtoku Line in Takamatsu, Kagawa Prefecture, Japan. It is operated by JR Shikoku and has the station number "T26".[1][2]


The station is served by the JR Shikoku Kōtoku Line and is located 4.3 km from the beginning of the line at Takamatsu.[3] Besides local services, the Uzushio limited express between Okayama, Takamatsu and Tokushima also stops at the station.[4]


The station consists of an island platform serving two tracks. Track 1 is the through-track while track 2 is a passing loop. The station building is part of the elevated structure. Level 1 houses shops. The waiting room and a JR ticket window (with a Midori no Madoguchi facility) are located on level 2. Stairs and an escalator lead to the island platform on level 3. A large designated parking area for bikes is provided outside the station.[2][5][3][6]

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
JR Limited Express Services
Takamatsu Uzushio Yashima
Kōtoku Line
Ritsurin-Kōen-Kitaguchi Local Kitachō


The station was opened on 21 December 1925 as an intermediate stop a few months after the track of the Kōtoku Line had been extended eastwards from Template:STNTakamatsu to Shido. At that time the station was operated by Japanese Government Railways, later becoming Japanese National Railways (JNR). With the privatization of JNR on 1 April 1987, control of the station passed to JR Shikoku.[7][8]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Shikoku Railway Route Map" (PDF). JR Shikoku. Retrieved 23 December 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "栗林" [Ritsurin]. hacchi-no-he.net. Retrieved 22 January 2018. 
  3. ^ a b Kawashima, Ryōzō (2013). 図説: 日本の鉄道 四国・九州ライン 全線・全駅・全配線・第1巻 四国東部エリア [Japan Railways Illustrated. Shikoku and Kyushu. All lines, all stations, all track layouts. Volume 1 Eastern Shikoku] (in Japanese). Kodansha. p. 23, 66. ISBN 9784062951609. 
  4. ^ "Ritsurin Station Timetable" (PDF). JR Shikoku. Retrieved 22 January 2018. 
  5. ^ "栗林駅" [Ritsurin Station]. shikoku.org.uk. Retrieved 22 January 2018. 
  6. ^ "栗林駅" [Ritsurin]. JR Shikoku Official Station Website. Retrieved 22 January 2018. 
  7. ^ Ishino, Tetsu et al. (eds.) (1998). 停車場変遷大事典 国鉄・JR編 [Station Transition Directory - JNR/JR] (in Japanese). II. Tokyo: JTB Corporation. p. 648. ISBN 4533029809. 
  8. ^ Ishino, Tetsu et al. (eds.) (1998). 停車場変遷大事典 国鉄・JR編 [Station Transition Directory - JNR/JR] (in Japanese). I. Tokyo: JTB Corporation. pp. 215–216. ISBN 4533029809. 

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