Yanagigaura Station

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Yanagigaura Station
Yanagigaura Station 20180408.jpg
Yanagigaura Station in April 2018
Location Japan
Coordinates 33°33′55″N 131°21′45″E / 33.56528°N 131.36250°E / 33.56528; 131.36250Coordinates: 33°33′55″N 131°21′45″E / 33.56528°N 131.36250°E / 33.56528; 131.36250
Operated by JR logo (kyushu).svg JR Kyushu
Line(s) Nippō Main Line
Distance 69.1 km from Kokura
Platforms 1 side + 1 island platforms
Tracks 3 + multiple sidings
Structure type At grade
Other information
Status Staffed ticket window (outsourced)
Website Official website
Opened 22 April 1911 (1911-04-22)
Previous names
  • Nagasu (until 1 March 1898)
  • Usa (until 15 October 1909)
Passengers (FY2016) 688 daily
Rank 211st (among JR Kyushu stations)
Yanagigaura Station is located in Japan
Yanagigaura Station
Yanagigaura Station
Location within Japan

Yanagigaura Station (柳ヶ浦駅, Yanagigaura-eki) is a railway station on the Nippō Main Line operated by Kyūshū Railway Company in Usa, Oita, Japan.


The private Hōshū Railway opened the station on 25 September 1897 with the name Nagasu (長洲) as the southern terminus of a line it had laid from Yukuhashi. On 1 March 1898, the station name was changed to Usa (宇佐). The Hōshū Railway was acquired by the Kyushu Railway on 3 September 1901 and the Kyushu Railway was itself nationalised on 1 July 1907. Japanese Government Railways (JGR) designated the station as part of the Hōshū Main Line on 12 October 1909. Three days later, on 15 October 1909, the station was renamed Yanagigaura. JGR extended the track southwards from here to the present Usa on 21 December 1909. On 15 December 1923, the station became part of the Nippō Main Line. With the privatization of Japanese National Railways (JNR), the successor of JGR, on 1 April 1987, the station came under the control of JR Kyushu.[1][2]

Passenger statistics[edit]

In fiscal 2016, the station was used by an average of 688 passengers daily (boarding passengers only), and it ranked 211st among the busiest stations of JR Kyushu.[3]


  1. ^ Ishino, Tetsu et al. (eds.) (1998). 停車場変遷大事典 国鉄・JR編 [Station Transition Directory - JNR/JR] (in Japanese). I. Tokyo: JTB Corporation. pp. 228–9. ISBN 4533029809.
  2. ^ Ishino, Tetsu et al. (eds.) (1998). 停車場変遷大事典 国鉄・JR編 [Station Transition Directory - JNR/JR] (in Japanese). II. Tokyo: JTB Corporation. pp. 751–2. ISBN 4533029809.
  3. ^ "駅別乗車人員上位300駅(平成28年度)" [Passengers embarking by station - Top 300 stations (Fiscal 2016)] (PDF). JR Kyushu. 31 July 2017. Archived from the original (PDF) on 1 August 2017. Retrieved 3 March 2018.

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