Shimo-Gion Station

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Shimo-Gion Station
下祗園駅
Shimo-Gion Station building 2.jpg
Shimo-Gion Station building on July 2008
Location 3 chōme-11, Gion, Asaminami-ku, Hiroshima
Hiroshima Prefecture
Japan
Coordinates 34°26′23″N 132°27′46″E / 34.4397°N 132.4627°E / 34.4397; 132.4627Coordinates: 34°26′23″N 132°27′46″E / 34.4397°N 132.4627°E / 34.4397; 132.4627
Operated by JR logo (west).svg JR West
Line(s)  B  Kabe Line
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Other information
Website Official website
History
Opened 19 November 1909 (1909-11-19)
Traffic
Passengers (FY2015) 5,156 daily
Location
Shimo-Gion Station is located in Japan
Shimo-Gion Station
Shimo-Gion Station
Location within Japan

Shimo-Gion Station (下祗園駅 or 下祇園駅, Shimo-Gion-eki) is a JR West Kabe Line station located in Gion, Asaminami-ku, Hiroshima, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan. The station name on the building uses an older kanji for the "gi" (Chinese character gi of gion.png), but in most current publications it is listed as 祗 or 祇).

Station layout[edit]

Shimo-Gion Station features one island platform serving two tracks. The station building is to the north-east of the platforms, and are connected together by a railway crossing. Access to the platforms is restricted with ticket gates. A ticket office is available at this station.

Platforms[edit]

1  Kabe Line for Hiroshima
2  Kabe Line for Kabe, Aki-Kameyama

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Kabe Line
Aki-Nagatsuka   Local   Furuichibashi


History[edit]

  • 1909-11-19: Shimo-Gion Station opens
  • 1987-04-01: Japanese National Railways is privatized, and Shimo-Gion Station becomes a JR West station

Surrounding Area[edit]

  • Japanese National Route Sign 0054.svg Japan National Route 54
  • Hiroshima Asaminami Post Office
  • Hiroshima Naka-Gion Post Office
  • Kobelco Construction Machinery (formerly Yutani Heavy Industries)
  • Yume Town Gion
  • Hiroshima Municipal Gion Elementary School
  • Hiroshima Municipal Hara Elementary School
  • Hiroshima Municipal Yamamoto Elementary School
  • Hiroshima Municipal Gion Junior High School
  • AICJ Junior High School
  • AICJ High School
  • Ōshimo Gakuen Gion High School
  • Hiroshima University of Economics, including Hiroshima Economics Library
  • Hesaka Station, on the JR West Geibi Line

External links[edit]