Yugawara Station

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Yugawara Station
JR Yugawara sta 004.jpg
The entrance.
Location Mongawa, Yugawara, Ashigarakami, Kanagawa
Operated by East Japan Railway Company
Line(s) Tōkaidō Main Line
  • Bus terminal
Opened 1924
Passengers (2006) 6,579 daily
Station platform

Yugawara Station (湯河原駅, Yugawara-eki) is a railway station of Central Japan Railway Company in the town of Yugawara, Ashigarakami District, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. It serves the Tōkaidō Main Line, operated by JR East. The station is 99.4 rail kilometers from Tokyo Station.

Station history[edit]

When work began on the Tōkaidō Main Line, technology for long tunneling was limited. Initially (from 1895) the line was routed from Yugawara north to Gotemba to avoid the mountains before reaching Numazu, Shizuoka. A station was opened at Yugawara on October 1, 1924. Service to Atami began the following year initially by human-powered trolleys, followed by a steam-driven omnibus. On December 1, 1934 the Tanna Tunnel was completed, and through service on the Tōkaidō Main Line to Mishima and Numazu begun. Freight services were discontinued in 1982 and small parcel service in 1985. On April 1, 1987 along with privatization and division of the Japan National Railways, Central Japan Railway Company started operating this station.



Yugawara Station has an island platform, and a station building with automated ticket machines, Suica automated turnstiles and a manned "Green Window" service counter.


1  Tōkaidō Line AtamiMishimaNumazu
2  Tōkaidō Line OdawaraKōzuHiratsukaChigasakiFujisawaYokohamaTokyo

Adjacent stations[edit]

Tōkaidō Line
Atami Limited Express Odawara
Atami   Rapid Acty   Manazuru
Atami   Local   Manazuru


  • Yoshikawa, Fumio. Tokaido-sen 130-nen no ayumi. Grand-Prix Publishing (2002) ISBN 4-87687-234-1.(in Japanese)
Station gate

External links[edit]

  • [1] Official home page (in Japanese)

Coordinates: 35°08′45″N 139°06′08″E / 35.14583°N 139.10222°E / 35.14583; 139.10222