Shiwaguchi Station

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Shiwaguchi Station
志和口駅
Shiwaguchi stn.jpg
Shiwaguchi Station building
Location Asakita, Hiroshima, Hiroshima
Japan
Operated by JR West
Line(s) Geibi Line
History
Opened April 28, 1915

Shiwaguchi Station (志和口駅, Shiwaguchi-eki) is a JR West Geibi Line station located in Ibara, Shiraki-chō, Asakita-ku, Hiroshima, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan. The "Shiwa" in the name derives from the nearby Shiwa-chō, Higashihiroshima, despite there being no shuttle bus or other connection between the two locations. This station should not be confused with other stations of similar-sounding name on the Geibi Line: Shimowachi, Shiomachi, and Shiwachi. Even though Shiwaguchi Station is an express stop station, the Miyoshi Liner does not stop here due to lack of passengers using the station.

History[edit]

  • 1915-04-28: Shiwaguchi Station opens
  • 1987-04-01: Japan National Railways is privatized, and Shiwaguchi Station becomes a JR West station

Station building and platforms[edit]

Shiwaguchi Station features one raised island platform, capable of handling two lines simultaneously. The station building is a prominent one-story concrete building which includes a Green Window.

Environs[edit]

Two convenience stores are located directly across from the station. The Shiwaguchi Station Bus Stop is located near the station.

  • Takaminami Post Office
  • Shimizu Clinic
  • Hiroshima Municipal Offices, Shiraki Branch
  • Hiroshima Municipal Shiraki Junior High School
  • Hiroshima Municipal Takaminami Elementary School
  • Hiroshima Municipal Shiraki High School
  • Misasa River
  • Hiyama

Highway access[edit]

  • Hiroshima Prefectural Route 37 (Hiroshima-Miyoshi Route)

Connecting lines[edit]

All lines are JR West lines.

Geibi Line
Miyoshi Express
Mukaihara StationShiwaguchi StationShimofukawa Station
Commuter Liner/Local
Ibaraichi StationShiwaguchi StationKamimita Station

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Coordinates: 34°33′16.7″N 132°39′28.8″E / 34.554639°N 132.658000°E / 34.554639; 132.658000