Shimowachi Station

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Shimowachi Station
Shimowachi Station building.jpg
Shimowachi Station building, August 2002
Location Miyoshi, Hiroshima
Operated by JR West
Line(s) Geibi Line
Opened 1923
Previous names Wadamura

Shimowachi Station (下和知駅?, Shimowachi-eki) is railway station operated by West Japan Railway Company (JR West) in Miyoshi, Hiroshima, Japan.


Shimowachi Station is served by the Geibi Line from Hiroshima.

Station layout[edit]

The station consists of a single side platform. It formerly had an island platform in addition to the station-side platform, but the island platform has since been decommissioned. The station is unstaffed.


The station first opened on 8 December 1923 as Wadamura Station. It was renamed Shimowachi Station on 1 June 1933. The station became a JR West station from 1 April 1987 following the privatization of Japan National Railways (JNR).

Surrounding area[edit]

Shimowachi Station is located about halfway between Shōbara, Hiroshima, and Miyoshi. The Kunikane River is located near the station, as is the Wada Branch Post Office.

There were three old castles, such Teramachi old castle at Mt. Terayama, Kunihiro old castle at Mt. Kunihiro, and Eta old castle at Mt. Jinyama after Genji and Heike battle in the Kamakura period. These castles were constructed by Eta and Wachi family assigned district manager by the Kamakura Bakufu. These castles remain only as stones at the top of the mountains.

Highway access[edit]

  • Japan National Route 183
  • Hiroshima Prefectural Route 431 (Wachi Shiomachi Route)
  • Hiroshima Prefectural Route 434 (Wachi Miyoshi Route)

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 34°47′51″N 132°55′31″E / 34.7975°N 132.9253°E / 34.7975; 132.9253