Yoshiwara Station north exit in 2006
|Location||Suzukawa-Honchō 14, Fuji, Shizuoka
|Line(s)||Tōkaidō Main Line, Gakunan Railway Line|
|Previous names||Suzukawa (until 1956)|
|Passengers (2006)||3,221 (JR), 922 (Gakunan) daily|
Yoshiwara Station (吉原駅 Yoshiwara-eki?) is an interchange railway station in Fuji, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. The station is 141.3 rail kilometers from Tokyo Station. Yoshiwara is on the Tōkaidō Main Line of Central Japan Railway Company and is a terminal station for the Gakunan Railway Line of the Gakunan Electric Train and a freight terminal of the Japan Freight Railway Company.
Yoshiwara Station first opened as Suzukawa Station (鈴川駅 Suzukawa-eki?) on February 1 1889, when the section of the Tōkaidō Main Line connecting Shizuoka with Kōzu was completed. It became a terminus for the Gakunan Railway on November 18, 1949 and was renamed Yoshiwara Station (after Yoshiwara-juku on the old Tōkaidō on April 10, 1956. The present station building dates from 1970. Container freight services began operations from 1994.
The Tōkaidō Yoshiwara Station has a single Island platform serving Track 1 and Track 2, which are on passing loops On the outside of either track are tracks to permit the through transit of express trains. The platform is connected to the station building by an overpass. The station building has automated ticket machines, TOICA automated turnstiles and a manned "Green Window" service counter. The Gakunan Yoshiwara Station has a bay platform with two tracks, only one of which is in normal daily use.
|1||■ Tōkaidō Main Line||For Numazu・Mishima・Atami|
|2||■ Tōkaidō Main Line||For Fuji・Shizuoka|
|Central Japan Railway Company|
|Tōkaidō Main Line|
|Rapid: no stop|
|Gakunan Electric Train|
|Gakunan Railway Line|
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- Yoshikawa, Fumio. Tokaido-sen 130-nen no ayumi. Grand-Prix Publishing (2002) ISBN 4-87687-234-1.(Japanese)