Nagahama Station

Nagahama Station (長浜駅, Nagahama-eki) is a passenger railway station located in the city of Nagahama, Shiga Prefecture, Japan, operated by West Japan Railway Company (JR West).

Nagahama Station

The east entrance of Nagahama Station, October 2010
General information
Location1 Kitafunachō, Nagahama-shi, Shiga-ken 526-0057
Coordinates35°22′43″N 136°15′55″E / 35.378483°N 136.265262°E / 35.378483; 136.265262Coordinates: 35°22′43″N 136°15′55″E / 35.378483°N 136.265262°E / 35.378483; 136.265262
Operated byWest Japan Railway Company JR West
Line(s)JRW kinki-A.svg Hokuriku Main Line
Distance7.7 km from Maibara
Platforms1 side + 1 island platform
Other information
Station codeJR-A09 (Hokuriku Line)
WebsiteOfficial website
OpenedMarch 10, 1882
FY20194391 daily
Nagahama Station is located in Shiga Prefecture
Nagahama Station
Nagahama Station
Location within Shiga Prefecture
Nagahama Station is located in Japan
Nagahama Station
Nagahama Station
Nagahama Station (Japan)


Nagahama Station is served by the Hokuriku Main Line, and is 7.7 kilometers from the terminus of the line at Maibara. Between 1991 and 2006, the station was the dividing point of electrification systems (south of the station, including the station, was 1500 V DC and north was 20,000 V AC) so that all regional trains from Osaka and Kyoto using DC-only electric multiple units terminated at this station. In 2006 the DC zone was extended to Tsuruga Station, but there still exist some terminating trains at Nagahama.

Station layoutEdit

The station consists of one side platform and one island platform with an elevated station building located above the platforms. The island platform has a cut-out, allowing part of the platform to serve an additional track. The station has a Midori no Madoguchi staffed ticket office.


1  Hokuriku Main Line for Maibara and Kyoto
2  Hokuriku Main Line for Kinomoto, Tsuruga, Kanazawa and Toyama
3  Hokuriku Main Line for Kinomoto, Tsuruga, Kanazawa and Toyama
4  Hokuriku Main Line for Tsuruga


Nagahama Station opened on March 10, 1882 under the Japanese Government Railway (JGR). At the time it was the terminal of the railway between Nagahama and Tsuruga. The station became an intermediate station when railway was extended from Nagahama to Sekigahara on May 1, 1883. The route to Sekigahara was later replaced by the route to Maibara.[1] Until 1889 when the Tōkaidō Main Line was completed by the opening of the last section in Shiga Prefecture, Nagahama was a connection point of the railway and the boat on the Biwa Lake which fulfilled the gap of the railways east and west of the lake. The original station, built 1882, is now preserved as a museum (The Old Nagahama Station Museum), and is the oldest preserved railroad station in Japan.[2]

The station came under the aegis of the West Japan Railway Company (JR West) on 1 April 1987 due to the privatization of JNR. .[3]

Passenger statisticsEdit

In fiscal 2019, the station was used by an average of 4391 passengers daily (boarding passengers only).[4]


Surrounding areaEdit

  • Nagahama City Office
  • Nagahama Castle (Nagahama Castle Historical Museum)
  • Nagahama Port

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ 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). Vol. II. Tokyo: JTB Corporation. pp. 54, 131. ISBN 4-533-02980-9.
  2. ^ Modern Transportation Museum. "ミュージアムレポート 西日本最古の駅舎の残る長浜と敦賀線" [Museum Report: Nagahama where West Japan's oldest station building remains and the Tsuruga Line]. Archived from the original on March 22, 2014. Retrieved March 21, 2014.
  3. ^ 日本国有鉄道停車場一覧 [JNR Station Directory]. Japan: Japanese National Railways. 1985. p. 43. ISBN 4-533-00503-9.
  4. ^ 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 Nagahama Station at Wikimedia Commons