Shin-Shimonoseki Station

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Shin-Shimonoseki Station
Shin-Shimonoseki Station Platform 4 6.jpg
Sanyō Main Line tracks
Location 11-1, Akineminami-machi 1-chome, Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi
Coordinates 34°00′20″N 130°56′56″E / 34.005679°N 130.948778°E / 34.005679; 130.948778Coordinates: 34°00′20″N 130°56′56″E / 34.005679°N 130.948778°E / 34.005679; 130.948778
Operated by JR West
  • Bus terminal
Opened 1901
Previous names Ichinomiya; Nagato-Ichinomiya (until 1975)
Passengers (2009) 4,958 daily

Shin-Shimonoseki Station (新下関駅 Shin-Shimonoseki eki?) is a railway station on the San'yō Shinkansen and the San'yō Main Line, operated by West Japan Railway Company in Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi, Japan.



San'yō Shinkansen has one island platform, one side platform with a prepared track layer and two through tracks without platforms. All of them are elevated. San'yō Main Line has two side platforms and one siding track without platform. All of them are on ground. Two lines cross spatially.

1 San'yō Shinkansen (down, westbound) for Kokura, Hakata, Kagoshima-chuo (Only Kodama and Sakura which start or end at this station use. )
2 San'yō Shinkansen(down) for Kokura, Hakata, Kagoshima-chuo
3 San'yō Shinkansen(up) for Hiroshima, Shin-Ōsaka
San'yō Main Line
4 San'yō Main Line (up) for Asa, Shin-Yamaguchi
6 San'yō Main Line (down) for Shimonoseki

Track 5 has no platform.


  • 27 May 1901: San'yo Railway opened Asa - Bakan. This station was opened as Ichinomiya (一ノ宮) station. It was located near the Sumiyoshi shrine (住吉神社) which is also called Nagato Ichinomiya (長門一宮).
  • 1 December 1906: San'yo railway was nationalized.
  • 1 January 1916: Station name was changed to Nagato-Ichinomiya (長門一ノ宮).
  • 19 November 1928: The station was moved to today's location, according to the route change of San'yo main line between Chōfu and Shimonoseki.
  • 10 March 1975: Sanyo Shinkansen was opened and station name was changed to Shin-shimonoseki.
  • 1 April 1987: Privatization of JNR.

Adjacent stations[edit]

West Japan Railway (JR West)

« Service »
Sanyō Shinkansen
Mizuho: Does not stop at this station
Shin-Yamaguchi   Sakura   Kokura
Shin-Yamaguchi   Hikari   Kokura
Asa   Kodama   Kokura
Sanyō Main Line
Chōfu - Hatabu

Some Hikari and Sakura Shinkansen trains pass this station.

Main sightseeing spots and institutions[edit]

  • You me town Shin-Shimonoseki (open schedule in 2009)
  • Sumiyoshi shrine(National treasure)



  • Bus company (A loop-line bus in the city.)
    • Sanden Kohtsu Co.,Ltd.

See also[edit]

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