Tosa-Irino Station

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Tosa-Irino Station
土佐入野駅
Tosa-irino Station Entrance 1.JPG
Entrance of Tosa-irino Station
Location Irino, Kuroshio-chō, Hata-gun, Kōchi-ken 789-1931
Japan
Coordinates 33°01′26″N 133°00′42″E / 33.0239°N 133.0118°E / 33.0239; 133.0118Coordinates: 33°01′26″N 133°00′42″E / 33.0239°N 133.0118°E / 33.0239; 133.0118
Operated by Tosa Kuroshio Railway
Line(s) Tosa Kuroshio Railway Nakamura Line
Distance 34.3 km from Kubokawa
Platforms 1
Tracks 1
Connections bus
Construction
Parking Available
Bicycle facilities Bike shed
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Status unstaffed
Station code TK37
History
Opened 1 October 1970 (1970-10-01)
Traffic
Passengers (FY2011) 262 daily
Location
Tosa-Irino Station is located in Japan
Tosa-Irino Station
Tosa-Irino Station
Location within Japan

Tosa-Irino Station (土佐入野駅, Tosa-Irino-eki) is a train station in Kuroshio, Hata District, Kōchi Prefecture, Japan. It is operated by the Tosa Kuroshio Railway and has the station number "TK37".[1][2]

Lines and services[edit]

Tosa-Irino station is served by the Tosa Kuroshio Railway Nakamura Line, and is located 34.3 km from the starting point of the line at Kubokawa.[3]

The station is also served by JR Shikoku Ashizuri limited express services from Nakamura and Sukumo to Kōchi and Nanpū limited express services Nakamura and Sukumo to Okayama.[4]

Layout[edit]

The station consists of a lodge type building with a side plaform serving one track. The building has a waiting area, ticket vending machines, a cafe and a convenience store. A bus shelter is at the station entrance. Car parks and bicycle sheds are to one side of the station. A wheelchair ramp leads from the station entrance to the platform.[2][5]

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Tosa Kuroshio Railway
Nakamura Line
Ukibuchi - Nishi-Ōgata

History[edit]

The station opened on 1 October 1970 under the control of Japanese National Railways (JNR). After the privatization of JNR, control of the station passed to Tosa Kuroshio Railway on 1 April 1988.[3]

Passenger statistics[edit]

In fiscal 2011, the station was used by an average of 262 passengers daily.[3]

Surrounding area[edit]

  • The station is located in the urban centre of Ogata which is part of the town of Kuroshio.
  • Kuroshio town office - just down the road about 160 m away.
  • National Route 56 - runs parallel to the track nearby and through the urban centre of Ogata.
  • Irino fishing port (入野漁港) - point of departure for whale watching excursions.[6]
  • Tosa Southwest Large Scale Park, Ogata section (土佐西南大規模公園,大方町) - a recreational area with many sport facilities such as a gynasium and tennis courts.[7]
  • Seaside art gallery (砂浜美術館) - an open-air art gallery set on a beach.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "路線図 四万十くろしおライン" [Route Map Kuroshio Lines] (PDF). Tosa Kuroshio Railway. Retrieved 18 November 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "土佐入野駅" [Tosa-Irino Station]. michikusa.jp. Retrieved 22 November 2017. 
  3. ^ a b c Terada, Hirokazu (19 January 2013). データブック日本の私鉄 [Databook: Japan's Private Railways] (in Japanese). Japan: Neko Publishing. p. 173, 303. ISBN 978-4-7770-1336-4. 
  4. ^ "土佐入野駅 発車時刻表" [Tosa-Irino Station Timetable TK-37] (PDF). Tosa Kuroshio Railway. Retrieved 22 November 2017. 
  5. ^ "土佐入野(とさいりの)駅" [Tosa-Irino Station]. Retrieved 22 November 2017. 
  6. ^ "大方ホエールウォッチング" [Ogata Whale Watching]. nitarikujira.com. Retrieved 22 November 2017. 
  7. ^ "佐西南大規模公園.大方" [Tosa Southwest Large Scale Park.Ogata]. park website. Retrieved 22 November 2017. 
  8. ^ "砂浜美術館" [Seaside gallery]. sunabi.com. Retrieved 22 November 2017.