Eclan building at the south side of the station
|Location||1-8, Marunouchi 1-chome, Kōfu-shi, Yamanashi-ken|
|Distance||134.1 km from Tokyo|
|Platforms||1 side + 2 island platforms|
|Status||Staffed ( Midori no Madoguchi)|
|Opened||June 11, 1903|
|Passengers (FY2017)||15090 daily|
Kōfu Station is served by the JR East Chūō Main Line and is 134.1 kilometers from the starting point of the line at Tokyo. It is also the northern terminus of the 83.1 kilometer JR Central Minobu Line.
The station has one side platform and two island platforms which are shared by both JR East and JR Central. The ticket offices and gates are located on a bridge over the tracks. The station has a Midori no Madoguchi staffed ticket office.
|1, 2, 3||■ Chūō Main Line||For Nirasaki, Kobuchizawa, Kami-Suwa and Matsumoto|
For Ōtsuki, Hachiōji and Shinjuku
|4, 5||■ Minobu Line||For Kajikazawaguchi, Minobu and Fuji|
|Chūō Main Line|
Kōfu Station was opened on June 11, 1903 with the extension of government railway (later named Chūō Main Line) from Hajikano Station (now Kai-Yamato Station). The line was later extended from Kōfu Station to Nirasaki Station on December 15, 1903. The privately-owned Fuji-Minobu Railway connected Ichikawa-Daimon Station to Kōfu on March 30, 1928. This line was nationalized on May 1, 1941, becoming the Minobu Line. All freight operations were discontinued from February 1, 1984. Along with the division and privatization of JNR on April 1, 1987, the station came under the joint control of the East Japan Railway Company.
In fiscal 2017, the station was used by an average of 15,090 passengers daily (boarding passengers only).
Kōfu Station is located in the heart of Kofu City. nearby places:
- 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). II. Tokyo: JTB Corporation. pp. 93, 182. ISBN 4533029809.
- 各駅の乗車人員 （2017年度） [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2017)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 30 September 2018.
Media related to Kōfu Station at Wikimedia Commons
- Kōfu Station (JR East) (in Japanese)