Okitsu Station in December 2016
|Location||Okitsu-Nakamachi, Shimizu-ku, Shizuoka-shi, Shizuoka-ken|
|Operated by||JR Central|
|Line(s)||Tokaido Main Line|
|Distance||164.3 kilometers from Tokyo|
|Platforms||1 island + 1 side platform|
|Opened||November 1, 1909|
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.
|1||■ Tōkaidō Main Line||For Shimizu・Shizuoka・Hamamatsu|
|2||■ Tōkaidō Main Line||For Fuji・Numazu・Mishima・Atami|
|3||■ Tōkaidō Main Line||For auxiliary 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|
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.
In fiscal 2017, the station was used by an average of 2,184 passengers daily (boarding passengers only).
- Okitsu Elementary School
- Okitsu Junior High School
- 静岡県統計年鑑2017(平成29年)) (PDF) (in Japanese). Japan: Shizuoka Prefecture. 2018. Retrieved 5 July 2019.
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