Shimowachi Station building, August 2002
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|Former name||Wadamura Station|
Shimowachi Station is served by the Geibi Line from Hiroshima.
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).
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.
- Japan National Route 183
- Hiroshima Prefectural Route 431 (Wachi Shiomachi Route)
- Hiroshima Prefectural Route 434 (Wachi Miyoshi Route)
- JR West (Japanese)