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Asuwayama-Kōenguchi Station (足羽山公園口駅, Asuwayama-Kōenguchi-eki) is a Fukui Railway Fukubu Line station located in the city of Fukui, Fukui, Japan.

Asuwayama-Koenguchi Station

足羽山公園口駅
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Asuwayama-Koenguchi Station Platform in March 2013
LocationKeya, Fukui-shi, Fukui-ken 918-8003
Japan
Coordinates36°03′29″N 136°12′55″E / 36.058007°N 136.215169°E / 36.058007; 136.215169Coordinates: 36°03′29″N 136°12′55″E / 36.058007°N 136.215169°E / 36.058007; 136.215169
Operated byFukutetsu logo.pngFukui Railway
Line(s) Fukubu Line
Distance18.9 km from Echizen-Takefu
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks2
Other information
StatusUnstaffed
Station codeF20
WebsiteOfficial website
History
OpenedNovember 27, 1950
Previous namesKeyamachi (until 1962); Kōenguchi (until 2016)
Location
Asuwayama-Koenguchi Station is located in Japan
Asuwayama-Koenguchi Station
Asuwayama-Koenguchi Station
Location within Japan

LinesEdit

Asuwayama-Kōenguchi Station is served by the Fukui Railway Fukubu Line, and is located 18.9 kilometers from the terminus of the line at Echizen-Takefu.

Station layoutEdit

The station consists of two ground-level opposed side platforms connected by a level crossing. There is no station building, but rather two raised platforms in the median of Phoenix-dōri (Prefectural Route 30) from which customers board and disembark.

Adjacent stationsEdit

« Service »
Fukui Railway Fukubu Line
Shokokaigisho-mae   Express   Fukui Castle Ruins-daimyomachi
Shokokaigisho-mae   Local   Fukui Castle Ruins-daimyomachi

HistoryEdit

The station was opened on October 15, 1933 as Keyamachi Station (毛矢町駅, Keyamachi-eki). On April 1, 1962 Keyamachi Station moved 100 meters towards Kidayotsutsuji Station; renamed to Kōenguchi Station (公園口駅, Kōenguchi-eki).[1] On March 27, 2016: Kōenguchi Station renamed to Asuwayama-Koenguchi Station; promoted to an express train stop.[2]

Surrounding areaEdit

  • The Asuwa River lies to the north, Mount Asuwa to the west — both are popular urban oases. Lining the banks of the Asuwa River are 600 cherry blossom trees stretching 2.2 kilometers. Mount Asuwa is home to several parks, including a small zoo and athletic fields.
  • Offices, shops, and homes are clustered around the station.
  • Other points of interest include:
    • Fukui Keya Post Office
    • Fukui Municipal Natural History Museum
    • Akemi Tachibana Literature Memorial Museum
    • Fukui City Atagozaka Tea Ceremony Museum
    • Fukui City Water Museum
    • Emori Shōji company headquarters
    • Sanai Park

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 今尾恵介監修『日本鉄道旅行地図 6号 北信越』新潮社、2008年、p.25
  2. ^ Fukui Railway (March 3, 2016). 平成28年3月27日(日) 福鉄電車ダイヤ改正(時刻表掲載) [March 27, 2016 Fukutetsu Train Timetable Revision (Timetable posted)] (in Japanese). Archived from the original on 2017-12-11. Retrieved April 9, 2016.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Asuwayama-Kōenguchi Station at Wikimedia Commons