Shimo-Imaichi Station

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Shimo-Imaichi Station
Shimo-Imaichi Station entrance in October 2008
Location 1110 Imaichi, Nikkō-shi, Tochigi-ken 321-1261
Operated by Tōbu Tetsudō Logo.svg Tobu Railway
Distance 87.4 km from Tōbu-Dōbutsu-Kōen
Platforms 2 island platforms
Tracks 4
Other information
Station code TN-23
Opened 7 July 1929
Passengers (FY2014) 2,420 daily
Shimo-Imaichi Station is located in Japan
Shimo-Imaichi Station
Shimo-Imaichi Station
Location within Japan

Shimo-Imaichi Station (下今市駅 Shimo-Imaichi-eki?) is a railway station on the Tobu Nikko Line in Nikkō, Tochigi, Japan, operated by the private railway operator Tobu Railway. The station is numbered "TN-23".


Shimo-Imaichi Station is served by the 94.5 km Tobu Nikko Line, and also forms a terminal station of the 16.2 km Tobu Kinugawa Line to Shin-Fujiwara. It is 87.4 km from the starting point of the Tobu Nikko Line at Tōbu-Dōbutsu-Kōen.[1]

Station layout[edit]

The station consists of two island platforms serving four tracks, connected to the station entrance by a footbridge.


1  Tobu Nikko Line for Tōbu-Nikkō
2  Tobu Kinugawa Line for Kinugawa-Onsen
3, 4  Tobu Nikko Line for Shin-Tochigi and Tōbu-Dōbutsu-Kōen

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Tobu Nikko Line
Myōjin   Local   Kami-Imaichi
Tobu Kinugawa Line
Terminus   Local   Daiya-Mukō


Shimo-Imaichi Station opened on 7 July 1929.[1]

From 17 March 2012, station numbering was introduced on all Tobu lines, with Shimo-Imaichi Station becoming "TN-23".[2]

Future plans[edit]

A turntable is scheduled to be installed next to the station during 2016 for turning the steam locomotive to be used on steam-hauled tourist trains operating between Shimo-Imaichi and Kinugawa-Onsen from summer 2017.[3] The turntable is to be acquired from the JR West Nagatoshi Station in Yamaguchi Prefecture.[3] A two-stall engine shed to house the steam loco is also to be constructed adjacent to it. The station is planned to be renovated to architecturally resemble a Japanese railway station from the Showa era.

Passenger statistics[edit]

In fiscal 2014, the station was used by an average of 2,420 passengers daily.[4]

Surrounding area[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Terada, Hirokazu (19 January 2013). データブック日本の私鉄 [Databook: Japan's Private Railways]. Japan: Neko Publishing. p. 223. ISBN 978-4-7770-1336-4. 
  2. ^ 「東武スカイツリーライン」誕生! あわせて駅ナンバリングを導入し、よりわかりやすくご案内します [Tobu Sky Tree Line created! Station numbering to be introduced at same time] (pdf). Tobu News (in Japanese). Tobu Railway. 9 February 2012. Retrieved 15 August 2015. 
  3. ^ a b 蒸気機関車(SL)復活運転の車両・施設計画概要について [Details of rolling stock and facilities planned for steam locomotive operation] (pdf). News release (in Japanese). Japan: Tobu Railway. 21 April 2016. Retrieved 23 April 2016. 
  4. ^ 駅情報(乗降人員) [Station information: Passenger figures] (in Japanese). Japan: Tobu Railway. 2015. Retrieved 19 February 2016. 

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Coordinates: 36°43′32″N 139°41′36″E / 36.7256°N 139.6932°E / 36.7256; 139.6932