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Iwappara-Skiing Ground Station

Iwappara-Skiing Ground Station (岩原スキー場前駅, Iwappara-Sukī-jō-mae-eki) is a railway station on the Joetsu Line in Yuzawa, Minamiuonuma District, Niigata Prefecture, Japan, operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East).

Iwappara-Skiing Ground Station
Iwappara-Skiing Ground Station in October 2005
Location Tsuchidaru, Yuzawa-machi, Minamiuonuma-gun, Niigata-ken 949-6103
Elevation 405.6 m[1]
Operated by JR logo (east).svg JR East
Line(s) Jōetsu Line
Distance 91.1 km from Takasaki
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Other information
Status Unstaffed
Website Official website
Opened 8 December 1933
Previous names Iwappara-skijōmae Station
Iwappara-Skiing Ground Station is located in Japan
Iwappara-Skiing Ground Station
Iwappara-Skiing Ground Station
Location within Japan



Iwappara-Skiing Ground Station is served by the Jōetsu Line, and is located 91.1 kilometers from the starting point of the line at Takasaki.

Station layoutEdit

The station has two ground-level opposed side platforms connected by an underground passage. The station is unattended.[1]


station side  Jōetsu Line for Minakami and Takasaki
opposite side  Jōetsu Line for Echigo-Yuzawa and Nagaoka

Adjacent stationsEdit

« Service »
Jōetsu Line
Echigo-Nakazato Local Echigo-Yuzawa


The station first opened on 8 December 1933 as a temporary stop on the Joetsu Line.[2] It was closed in 1946 when the nearby ski slope was taken over by the allied occupation forces.[1] It reopened as a temporary stop on 20 December 1952, and from 1 September 1981, the station operated all year round.[2] With the privatization of Japanese National Railways (JNR) on 1 April 1987, the station came under the control of JR East.[2]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c Japan Railfan Club Niigata Branch, ed. (30 June 2015). 新潟県鉄道全駅 増補改訂版 [The databook of all railroad stations in Niigata (Revised edition)] (in Japanese). Japan: Niigata Nippo Jigyousha Corp. p. 169. ISBN 978-4-86132-606-6.
  2. ^ a b c Ishino, Tetsu, ed. (1998). 停車場変遷大辞典 国鉄・JR編 [Station Transition Directory - JNR/JR] (in Japanese). II. Japan: JTB. p. 452-453. ISBN 4-533-02980-9.

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