Urasa Station (浦佐駅, Urasa-eki) is a railway station in Minamiuonuma, Niigata, Japan, operated by the East Japan Railway Company (JR East).

Urasa Station

Urasa Station East Exit 20040912.jpg
Urasa Station East Entrance in September 2004
Location719-2 Minamiuonuma-shi, Niigata-ken
Operated byJR logo (east).svg JR East
Platforms2 side + 2 island platforms
Other information
Opened1 September 1923
Passengers (FY2015)1,444 (daily)
Urasa Station is located in Japan
Urasa Station
Urasa Station
Location within Japan


Urasa Station is a station on the Joetsu Shinkansen high-speed line and also the Joetsu Line. It is located 123.9 kilometers from the starting point of the Joetsu Line at Takasaki and 198.6 kilometers from Ōmiya.

Station layoutEdit

The station has a two island platforms serving the local Joetsu Line and two elevated opposed side platforms serving the Joetsu Shinkansen. The station has a Midori no Madoguchi staffed ticket office.


1  Joetsu Line for Nagaoka and Niigata
2/3  Joetsu Line (not normally used)
4  Joetsu Line for Echigo-Yuzawa and Minakami
11  Joetsu Shinkansen for Nagaoka and Niigata
12  Joetsu Shinkansen for Echigo-Yuzawa and Tokyo

Adjacent stationsEdit

« Service »
Joetsu Shinkansen
Echigo-Yuzawa Nagaoka
Joetsu Line
Itsukamachi Local Yairo


Urasa Station opened on 1 September 1923. Shinkansen operations commenced from 15 November 1982. Upon the privatization of the Japanese National Railways (JNR) on 1 April 1987, it came under the control of JR East.

Passenger statisticsEdit

In fiscal 2015, the station was used by an average of 1,444 passengers daily (boarding passengers only).[1]

Surrounding areaEdit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2015年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2015)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. 2016. Retrieved 5 July 2016.

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 37°10′02″N 138°55′21″E / 37.167152°N 138.922619°E / 37.167152; 138.922619