Ishibe Station

Ishibe Station (石部駅, Ishibe-eki) is a passenger railway station located in the city of Konan, Shiga Prefecture, Japan, operated by the West Japan Railway Company (JR West).

Ishibe Station

Ishibe Station in September 2007
General information
Location3-5 Ishibenishi, Konan-shi, Shiga-ken 520-3105
Coordinates35°1′3.67″N 136°3′10.67″E / 35.0176861°N 136.0529639°E / 35.0176861; 136.0529639
Operated byWest Japan Railway Company JR West
Line(s) C  Kusatsu Line
Distance27.6 km from Tsuge
Platforms2 side platforms
Other information
WebsiteOfficial website
OpenedDecember 15, 1889
FY20191871 daily
Preceding station Logo of the West Railway Company (JR West) JR West Following station
towards Kusatsu
Kusatsu Line
towards Tsuge
Ishibe Station is located in Shiga Prefecture
Ishibe Station
Ishibe Station
Location within Shiga Prefecture
Ishibe Station is located in Japan
Ishibe Station
Ishibe Station
Ishibe Station (Japan)


Ishibe Station is served by the Kusatsu Line, and is 27.6 kilometers from the starting point of the line at Tsuge.

Station layoutEdit

The station consists of two opposed side platforms connected by a footbridge. The station is staffed.


1  Kusatsu Line for Kibukawa and Tsuge
2  Kusatsu Line for Kusatsu and Kyoto


Ishibe Station opened on December 15, 1889 as a station on the Kansai Railway, which was nationalized in 1907 to become part of the Japanese Government Railway (JGR), and subsequently the Japan National Railway (JNR) . The station became part of the West Japan Railway Company on April 1, 1987 due to the privatization and dissolution of the JNR.

Passenger statisticsEdit

In fiscal 2019, the station was used by an average of 1871 passengers daily (boarding passengers only).[1]

Surrounding areaEdit

  • Yoshimiko Shrine -10 minutes on foot
  • Yoshihime Shrine -15 minutes on foot
  • Ishibe-shukuba no Sato -15 minutes on foot
  • Ishibe Historical Museum -15 minutes on foot

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ 令和元年滋賀県統計書 [Shiga Prefecture Statistics (Reiwa 1st Year Edition)] (PDF) (in Japanese). Japan: Shiga Prefecture. 2020. Retrieved 11 August 2021.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Ishibe Station at Wikimedia Commons