Kōfu Station (甲府駅, Kōfu-eki) is the main railway station in the city of Kōfu, Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan. It is managed by the East Japan Railway Company (JR East).

Kōfu Station

甲府駅
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Eclan building at the south side of the station
Location1-8, Marunouchi 1-chome, Kōfu-shi, Yamanashi-ken
Japan
Coordinates35°40′02″N 138°34′08″E / 35.6671593°N 138.569001°E / 35.6671593; 138.569001Coordinates: 35°40′02″N 138°34′08″E / 35.6671593°N 138.569001°E / 35.6671593; 138.569001
Operated by
Line(s)
Distance134.1 km from Tokyo
Platforms1 side + 2 island platforms
Tracks5
Other information
StatusStaffed ( Midori no Madoguchi)
WebsiteOfficial website
History
OpenedJune 11, 1903
Traffic
Passengers (FY2017)15090 daily
Location
Kōfu Station is located in Yamanashi Prefecture
Kōfu Station
Kōfu Station
Location within Yamanashi Prefecture
Kōfu Station is located in Japan
Kōfu Station
Kōfu Station
Kōfu Station (Japan)

LinesEdit

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.

LayoutEdit

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.

PlatformsEdit

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

Adjacent stationsEdit

« Service »
Chūō Main Line
Isawaonsen
Yamanashishi
Enzan
Ōtsuki
Hachiōji
  Azusa/Kaiji   Ryūō
Nirasaki
Kobuchizawa
Fujimi
Chino
Sakaori   -   Ryūō
Minobu Line
Minami-Kōfu   Fujikawa   Terminus
Kanente   -   Terminus

HistoryEdit

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.

Passenger statisticsEdit

In fiscal 2017, the station was used by an average of 15,090 passengers daily (boarding passengers only).[1]

Surrounding areaEdit

Kōfu Station is located in the heart of Kofu City. nearby places:

ReferencesEdit

  • 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.
  1. ^ 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.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Kōfu Station at Wikimedia Commons