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Washizuka-Haribara Station

Washizuka-Haribara Station (鷲塚針原駅, Washizuka-haribara-eki) is an Echizen Railway Mikuni Awara Line railway station located in the city of Fukui, Fukui Prefecture, Japan.

Washizuka-Haribara Station

鷲塚針原駅
Washizuka haribaraeki.jpg
Washizuka-Haribara Station in April 2009
Location32 Kawai-Washizuka-chō, Fukui-shi, Fukui-ken 910-0102
Japan
Coordinates36°07′14″N 136°12′17″E / 36.120614°N 136.20481°E / 36.120614; 136.20481Coordinates: 36°07′14″N 136°12′17″E / 36.120614°N 136.20481°E / 36.120614; 136.20481
Operated byEchizen Railway logo.jpgEchizen Railway
Line(s) Mikuni Awara Line
Distance8.1 km from Fukuiguchi
Platforms1 side platform
Tracks1
Other information
StatusUnstaffed
Station codeE32
WebsiteOfficial website
History
OpenedDecember 30, 1928
Location
Washizuka-Haribara Station is located in Japan
Washizuka-Haribara Station
Washizuka-Haribara Station
Location within Japan

LinesEdit

Washizuka-Haribara Station is served by the Mikuni Awara Line, and is located 8.1 kilometers from the terminus of the line at Fukuiguchi.

Station layoutEdit

The station consists of one island platform and one side platform; however, only the side platform is in use, and serves a single bi-directional track. The station is unattended. The wooden station building is protected by the government as a Registered Tangible Cultural Property.[1]

Adjacent stationsEdit

« Service »
Mikuni Awara Line
Nittazuka   Express   Taromaru Angelland
Nakatsuno   Local   Taromaru Angelland

HistoryEdit

Washizuka-Haribara Station was opened on December 30, 1928. On September 1, 1942 the Keifuku Electric Railway merged with Mikuni Awara Electric Railway. Operations were halted from June 25, 2001. The station reopened on August 10, 2003 as an Echizen Railway station.

Surrounding areaEdit

  • Washizuka-Haribara Station borders Sakai City in the north of Fukui City. The Fukui area is known as Washizuka; the corresponding area in nearby Sakai is Haribara.
  • Rice fields surround the station. There is a small farming community in the vicinity, with homes and shops a further distance to the east.
  • Other points of interest include:
    • Fukui Prefecture Drivers Education Center (800 meters north)
    • Fukui - Ishikawa Prefectural Route 5 (Awara Kaidō)
    • Kawai Post Office

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "文化遺産データベース「えちぜん鉄道鷲塚針原駅本屋」". Agency for Cultural Affairs of Japan. Retrieved 2015-11-29.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Washizuka-Haribara Station at Wikimedia Commons