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Utsunomiya Station (宇都宮駅, Utsunomiya-eki) is a railway station in Utsunomiya, Tochigi, Japan, operated by the East Japan Railway Company (JR East).

Utsunomiya Station

Tohoku line utunomiya sta-01.jpg
Station and the connecting pedestrian walkway
LocationUtsunomiya, Tochigi
Coordinates36°33′34″N 139°53′55″E / 36.559532°N 139.898529°E / 36.559532; 139.898529Coordinates: 36°33′34″N 139°53′55″E / 36.559532°N 139.898529°E / 36.559532; 139.898529
Operated byJR logo (east).svg JR East
ConnectionsBus terminal
Other information
WebsiteOfficial website
Opened16 July 1885
Preceding station   JR East   Following station
(limited service)
toward Tokyo
Tōhoku Shinkansen
(limited service)
toward Morioka
toward Tokyo
Tōhoku Shinkansen
toward Kōriyama
toward Ueno
Utsunomiya Line
     Commuter Rapid
toward Tokyo
Utsunomiya Line
Rapid Rabbit
Utsunomiya Line
Rapid Acty
Utsunomiya Line
toward Kuroiso
toward Zushi
Shōnan-Shinjuku Line
     Rapid (Yokosuka & Utsunomiya Lines)
Shōnan-Shinjuku Line
Utsunomiya Station is located in Tochigi Prefecture
Utsunomiya Station
Utsunomiya Station
Location within Tochigi Prefecture
Utsunomiya Station is located in Japan
Utsunomiya Station
Utsunomiya Station
Utsunomiya Station (Japan)

Tōbu Utsunomiya Station is located 1.6 km west of this station.


Utsunomiya Station is served by the following JR East lines.


Shinkansen platform

The elevated Shinkansen platforms are designed to handle 16-car trains. Inbound and Outbound trains have their own platform. An additional two through (passing) tracks (lines 2 and 3) are located between the platforms.

The platforms for local trains are a combination of both island and individual platforms, designed to handle 15-car trains. A side track (often used for freight trains) is located between platforms 5 and 7.

LED information signboards are located on the 2nd-floor concourse both outside and within the ticket gates. Further LED signboards are located on each individual platform.


1  Tohoku Shinkansen for Nasushiobara, Fukushima, Sendai, Morioka
 Yamagata Shinkansen for Yamagata and Shinjo
4  Tohoku Shinkansen for Ōmiya, Ueno, and Tokyo
5  Nikko Line for Kanuma, Imaichi, and Nikko
7-10  Utsunomiya Line for Nasushiobara and Kuroiso (Some direct through services to Karasuyama Line)
 Utsunomiya Line (Ryōmō Line) for Oyama, Tochigi, Maebashi, and Takasaki
 Utsunomiya Line (Ueno-Tokyo Line) for Ōmiya, Ueno, Tokyo, Yokohama, Atami, Numazu and Ito (via JT Tokaido Line and JT Ito Line)
 Shonan-Shinjuku Line for Ōmiya, Shinjuku, Yokohama, Ōfuna and Zushi (via JO Yokosuka Line)

Some Nikkō Line trains operate from platform 7. Some Utsunomiya Line trains operate from platform 5.


  • July 16, 1885: Station opens on what is now the Tōhoku Main Line.
  • June 1, 1890: Nikkō Line begins operation
  • June 23, 1982: Tōhoku Shinkansen begins operation
  • November 18, 2001: Introduction of Suica-enabled ticket gates.
  • October 12, 2003: Introduction of Suica-enabled ticket gates for Shinkansen passes.
  • January 29, 2008: Introduction of Suica-only ticket gates.

Passenger statisticsEdit

The east side of Utsunomiya Station

In fiscal 2008, Utsunomiya Station was used by an average of 35,416 passengers daily (boarding passengers only).[1]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Utsunomiya Station" (PDF). JR East (in Japanese).[dead link]

External linksEdit