Ōnishi Station

Ōnishi Station (大西駅, Ōnishi eki) is a passenger railway station located in the city of Imabari, Ehime Prefecture, Japan. It is operated by JR Shikoku and has the station number "Y43".[1][2]

Ōnishi Station

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Ōnishi Station in 2007
General information
LocationOnishicho Shinmachi, Imabari-shi, Ehime-ken 799-2203
Coordinates34°03′58″N 132°55′46″E / 34.066193°N 132.92931°E / 34.066193; 132.92931Coordinates: 34°03′58″N 132°55′46″E / 34.066193°N 132.92931°E / 34.066193; 132.92931
Operated byJR logo (shikoku).svg JR Shikoku
Line(s) Yosan Line
Distance156.4 km from Takamatsu
Platforms1 side + 1 island platform
Tracks2 + 1 passing loop
Structure typeAt grade
Disabled accessNo - platforms linked by footbridge
Other information
Station codeY43
Opened1 December 1924; 97 years ago (1924-12-01)
Previous namesIyo-Ōi
Ōnishi Station is located in Ehime Prefecture
Ōnishi Station
Ōnishi Station
Location within Ehime Prefecture
Ōnishi Station is located in Japan
Ōnishi Station
Ōnishi Station
Ōnishi Station (Japan)


Ōnishi Station is served by the JR Shikoku Yosan Line and is located 156.4 km from the beginning of the line at Takamatsu.[3] Only Yosan Line local trains stop at the station and they only serve the sector between Iyo-Saijō and Matsuyama. Connections with other local or limited express trains are needed to travel further east or west along the line.[4]


The station, which is unstaffed, consists of a side platform and an island platform serving two tracks. A passing loop runs along the other side of the island platform. The station building is unstaffed and serves only as a waiting room. A footbridge on the outside of the station premises links to the island platform and to the street on the other side of the tracks, allowing passengers to access the station platforms from streets on either side of the tracks.[2][5][6][3]

Adjacent stationsEdit

« Service »
Yosan Line
Namikata Local Iyo-Kameoka


Japanese Government Railways (JGR) opened the station on 1 December 1924 under the name of Iyo-Ōi (伊予大井). At that time it served as the terminus of the then Sanyo Line which had been extended westwards from Imabari. Iyo-Ōi became a through-station on 21 June 1925 when the line was further extended to Kikuma. On 1 October 1959, the station, now being operated by JGR's successor, Japanese National Railways (JNR), was renamed Ōnishi Station. With the privatization of JNR on 1 April 1987, control of the station passed to JR Shikoku.[7][8]

Surrounding areaEdit

  • Myōkensan Kofun is located 15 minutes on foot from the station.[9]
  • Imabari City Hall Onishi Branch (former Onishi Town Office)
  • Imabari Municipal Onishi Elementary School
  • Imabari Municipal Onishi Junior High Schoo

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Shikoku Railway Route Map" (PDF). JR Shikoku. Retrieved 27 December 2017.
  2. ^ a b "大西" [Ōnishi]. hacchi-no-he.net. Retrieved 6 January 2018.
  3. ^ a b Kawashima, Ryōzō (2013). 図説: 日本の鉄道 四国・九州ライン 全線・全駅・全配線・第2巻 四国西部エリア [Japan Railways Illustrated. Shikoku and Kyushu. All lines, all stations, all track layouts. Volume 2 Western Shikoku] (in Japanese). Kodansha. pp. 14, 67. ISBN 9784062951616.
  4. ^ "Ōnishi Station Timetable" (PDF). JR Shikoku. Retrieved 6 January 2018.
  5. ^ "大西駅" [Ōnishi Station]. shikoku.org.uk. Retrieved 6 January 2018.
  6. ^ "大西" [Ōnishi]. sanyukai.sakura.ne.jp. Retrieved 3 January 2018.
  7. ^ 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). Vol. II. Tokyo: JTB Corporation. p. 637. ISBN 4-533-02980-9.
  8. ^ 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). Vol. I. Tokyo: JTB Corporation. pp. 213–215. ISBN 4-533-02980-9.
  9. ^ Imabari City Cultural Promotion Division - Ōnishi

External linksEdit

  Media related to Ōnishi Station at Wikimedia Commons