Okitsu Station

Okitsu Station (興津駅, Okitsu-eki) is a railway station in Shimizu-ku, Shizuoka City, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan, operated by Central Japan Railway Company (JR Tōkai).

CA13
Okitsu Station

興津駅
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Okitsu Station in December 2016
LocationOkitsu-Nakamachi, Shimizu-ku, Shizuoka-shi, Shizuoka-ken
Japan
Coordinates35°3′9″N 138°31′19″E / 35.05250°N 138.52194°E / 35.05250; 138.52194Coordinates: 35°3′9″N 138°31′19″E / 35.05250°N 138.52194°E / 35.05250; 138.52194
Operated byJR logo (central).svg JR Central
Line(s)JR Central Tokaido Line.svg Tokaido Main Line
Distance164.3 kilometers from Tokyo
Platforms1 island + 1 side platform
Other information
StatusStaffed
Station codeCA13
WebsiteOfficial website
History
OpenedNovember 1, 1909
Passengers
FY20172,184 daily
Location
Okitsu Station is located in Shizuoka Prefecture
Okitsu Station
Okitsu Station
Location within Shizuoka Prefecture
Okitsu Station is located in Japan
Okitsu Station
Okitsu Station
Okitsu Station (Japan)
Okitsu Station in 1911

LinesEdit

Okitsu Station is served by the Tōkaidō Main Line, and is located 164.3 kilometers from the starting point of the line at Tokyo Station.

Station layoutEdit

Okitsu Station has a single side platform serving Track 1 and an island platform serving Track 2 and Track 3, connected to the station building by a footbridge. Track 3 is used for terminating services arriving from east and west, and also for services departing in both directions. The station building has automated ticket machines, TOICA automated turnstiles and a staffed ticket office.

PlatformsEdit

1  Tōkaidō Main Line For ShimizuShizuokaHamamatsu
2  Tōkaidō Main Line For FujiNumazuMishimaAtami
3  Tōkaidō Main Line For auxiliary service

Adjacent stationsEdit

« Service »
Central Japan Railway Company
Tōkaidō Main Line
Rapid: Does not stop at this station
Commuter Rapid: Does not stop at this station
Limited Express Fujikawa: Does not stop at this station
Sleeper Limited Express Sunrise Izumo: Does not stop at this station
Sleeper Limited Express Sunrise Seto: Does not stop at this station
Yui   Local   Shimizu

Station historyEdit

Okitsu Station was opened on February 1, 1889 when the section of the Tōkaidō Main Line connecting Shizuoka with Kōzu was completed. It is located near the site of Okitsu-juku on the old Tōkaidō. The area quickly developed into a summer seaside resort for the aristocracy, politicians and noted literary figures in the Meiji and Taishō periods. A noted resident of Okitsu was the genrō Saionji Kinmochi, whose practice was to order express trains to make a special unscheduled stop at Okitsu Station whenever he wanted to travel. The station building was rebuilt in 1930 and in 1981.

Between 1926 and 1964 there was a station called Sodeshi Station was situated 2.4 km towards Shimizu Station, operating in the summer months to cater for beachgoers. Sodeshi Station closed in 1971.

Passenger statisticsEdit

In fiscal 2017, the station was used by an average of 2,184 passengers daily (boarding passengers only).[1]

Surrounding areaEdit

  • Seiken-ji
  • Okitsu Elementary School
  • Okitsu Junior High School

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 静岡県統計年鑑2017(平成29年)) (PDF) (in Japanese). Japan: Shizuoka Prefecture. 2018. Retrieved 5 July 2019.
  • Yoshikawa, Fumio. Tokaido-sen 130-nen no ayumi. Grand-Prix Publishing (2002) ISBN 4-87687-234-1.(in Japanese)

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