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West entrance in January 2008
|Location||1-1, Sakurambo Ekimae 1-chōme, Higashine, Yamagata
|Operated by||JR East|
|Line(s)||Ōu Main Line, Yamagata Shinkansen|
|Opened||4 December 1999|
|Passengers (FY2012)||1,182 daily|
|1||■ Yamagata Shinkansen||for Yamagata, Fukushima, Ōmiya, and Tokyo|
|■ Yamagata Line||for Tendō, and Yamagata|
|2||■ Yamagata Shinkansen||for Murayama
|■ Yamagata Line||for Murayama
Higashine is in the central part of Yamagata Prefecture, in the Murayama Basin. Sendai City is to the east, Yamagata City to the south, and Tendo City. Higashine abounds with rich nature and hot springs. Three national highways — National Route 13, National Route 48 and National Route 287 — pass nearby. Yamagata Airport is in the city, facilitating traffic for high technology industries in the prefecture, making Higashine a major industrial center.
The eastern view from the station affords a dramatic panorama of snow-capped mountains.
The station began operation on December 4, 1999 as part of the Yamagata Shinkansen project. The station was absorbed into the JR East network upon the privatization of JNR on 1 April 1987.
|Ōu Main Line (Yamagata Line)|
- "THE HIGASHINE CITY - Location and Topography". Archived from the original on December 22, 2007. Retrieved 2008-03-21.
- mshimizu. "Panoramio - Looking North at Mountains from Sakuranbo Station". Retrieved 2008-03-21.
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- JR East Station information (Japanese)