Higashi-Hanazono Station

Higashi-Hanazono Station (東花園駅, Higashi-Hanazono-eki, station number: A12) is a passenger railway station in located in the city of Higashiōsaka, Osaka Prefecture, Japan, operated by the private railway operator Kintetsu Railway. It is the nearest station to Higashi Osaka Hanazono Rugby Stadium.

Higashi-Hanazono Station

Higashi-Hanazono Station Entrance(2016).jpg
Higashi-Hanazono Station entrance in January 2016
General information
LocationYoshita Rokuchome, Higashiōsaka-shi, Osaka-fu 578-0924
Coordinates34°39′45.31″N 135°37′35.49″E / 34.6625861°N 135.6265250°E / 34.6625861; 135.6265250
Operated byKintetsuLogo.svg Kintetsu Railway
Line(s)KT number-A.svg Nara Line
Distance5.8  km from Fuse
Platforms2 island platforms
Other information
Station codeA12
WebsiteOfficial website
Opened22 November 1929
Previous namesRugby Undojo-mae; Rugby-jo-mae (until 1965)
FY201819,107 daily
Higashi-Hanazono Station is located in Osaka Prefecture
Higashi-Hanazono Station
Higashi-Hanazono Station
Location within Osaka Prefecture
Higashi-Hanazono Station is located in Japan
Higashi-Hanazono Station
Higashi-Hanazono Station
Higashi-Hanazono Station (Japan)
Station layout


↘ Higashi-Hanazono Depot



Higashi-Hanazono Station is served by the Nara Line, and is located 5.8 rail kilometers from the starting point of the line at Fuse Station and 11.9 kilometers from Ōsaka Namba Station.

Station layoutEdit

The station consists of two elevated 10-car length island platforms serving four tracks, with the station building underneath. Higashi-Hanazono Inspection Depot is connected from the siding tracks numbered 1 and 3.


1, 2  Nara Line for Ikoma, Yamato-Saidaiji, Nara and Tenri
3, 4  Nara Line for Fuse, Ōsaka Uehommachi, Ōsaka Namba,
(Hanshin Namba Line) Amagasaki, Koshien and Kobe Sannomiya

Adjacent stationsEdit

« Service »
Nara Line (A12)
Express: Does not stop at this station
Rapid Express: Does not stop at this station
Limited Express: Does not stop at this station
Kawachi-Hanazono (A11)   Local   Hyotan-yama (A13)
Kawachi-Kosaka (A08)   Suburban Semi-Express   Hyotan-yama (A13)
Kawachi-Kosaka (A08)   Semi-Express   Ishikiri (A16)

When major events are held at Higashi Osaka Hanazono Rugby Stadium, some express trains and some rapid express trains stop at the station.


The station opened on 22 November 1929, at the same time as Hanazono Rugby Stadium. The station at the time was only used during the rugby game season, and was named Rugby-Undoujō-mae Station (ラグビー運動場前駅).

In 1941, Osaka Electric Tramway merged with Sangu Kyuko Electric Railway and became a station of Kansai Kyuko Electric Railway. In 1944, Kankyu became Kintetsu and the station became part of Kintetsu. On 10 December 1950, the station was renamed Rugby-Jō-mae Station (ラグビー場前駅). In 1967, the station was renamed Higashi-Hanazono. Also in 1967, Higashi-Hanazono Depot was completed.

In 2010, the platform grade separation for "down" trains (towards Kintetsu Nara) was completed. In 2014, the platform grade separation for "up" trains (towards Ōsaka Namba) was completed.

Passenger statisticsEdit

In fiscal 2018, the station was used by an average of 19,107 passengers daily.[1]

Surrounding areaEdit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ 大阪府統計年鑑(令和2年 [Osaka Prefectural Statistical Yearbook] (PDF) (in Japanese). Japan: Osaka Prefecture. 2020. Retrieved 11 August 2021.

External linksEdit