Zeze Station

Zeze Station (膳所駅, Zeze-eki) is a railway station in Ōtsu, Shiga, Japan. The station is on the Biwako Line (Tōkaidō Main Line) of West Japan Railway Company (JR West). In front of Zeze Station is Keihan Zeze Station (京阪膳所駅, Keihan Zeze-eki) on the Ishiyama-Sakamoto Line of Keihan Electric Railway. This article covers both stations.

Zeze Station

JR Zeze Station North entrance.jpg
North entrance
LocationŌtsu, Shiga
Operated byJR West
Line(s)Biwako Line
ConnectionsKeihan Ishiyama Sakamoto Line (Keihan Zeze Station)
Previous namesBaba (until 1913); Ōtsu (until 1921)
Zeze Station
Keihan Zeze Station



West Japan Railway Company Biwako Line (Zeze Station)Edit

  1. Kusatsu Line for Kusatsu and Kibukawa
  2. Biwako Line for Kusatsu and Maibara
  3. Biwako Line for Kyoto and Osaka
  4. Biwako Line for Kyoto and Osaka (partly)

Ishiyama Sakamoto Line (Keihan Zeze Station)Edit

  • For Hamaōtsu, Sakamoto, Hieizan, Kyōto and Osaka
  • For Keihan Ishiyama and Ishiyamadera


This JR station opened as Baba Station when the railway extended from Kyoto to the lakeside port of Ōtsu on July 15, 1880. At this time, the stations en route were (from Ōtsu) Ishiba, Baba, Yamashina, Ōtani and Inari. When the last section of the Tōkaidō railway completed on July 1, 1889, the railway from the east connected at Baba, leaving the branch between Baba and Ōtsu. On June 1, 1913, Ōtsu Station and Baba Station were renamed as Hamaōtsu and Ōtsu. On August 1, 1921, the new route between Ōtsu and Kyoto was opened. New Ōtsu Station and Yamashina Station opened en route and the former Ōtsu Station became a freight terminal named Zeze. Zeze Station resumed passenger services on September 15, 1934.[1]

Stations next to ZezeEdit

« Service »
West Japan Railway Company Biwako Line
Limited Express "Hida": Does not stop at this station
Special Rapid: Does not stop at this station
Ishiyama   Local   Ōtsu
Keihan Ishiyama Sakamoto Line
Nishiki - Ishiba


  1. ^ Ishino, Tetsu; et al., eds. (1998). 停車場変遷大事典 国鉄・JR編 [Station Transition Directory - JNR/JR] (in Japanese). II. Tokyo: JTB Corporation. pp. 33, 54, 55. ISBN 4533029809.

Coordinates: 34°59′57.52″N 135°52′50.01″E / 34.9993111°N 135.8805583°E / 34.9993111; 135.8805583