Hiwasa Station – Wikipedia

Railway station in Minami, Tokushima Prefecture, Japan

Hiwasa Station (日和佐駅, Hiwasa-eki) is a railway station on the Mugi Line in Minami, Kaifu District, Tokushima Prefecture, Japan. It is operated by JR Shikoku and has the station number “M21”.[1][2]

The station is served by the Mugi Line and is located 53.3 km from the beginning of the line at Tokushima.[3] Besides the local trains on the Mugi Line, the Muroto limited express service between Mugi and Tokushima also stops at the station.[4]

The station consists of a side platform and an island platform serving two tracks. A passing loop runs on the other side of the island platform. In addition, a siding branches off track 1, ending near the station building. The station building is located on the east side of the tracks and houses a waiting room as well as a local tourist information office. The ticket window is unstaffed but some types of tickets are sold by a kan’i itaku agent at a shop for local products/tourist information office located at the Hiwasa Road Station on the west side of the tracks.[5] Access to the island platform is by means of a level crossing or a metal footbridge. Both also lead to a second station entrance on the west side, within the compound of the Hiwasa Road Station.[2][6][3]

Adjacent stations[edit]


Japanese Government Railways (JGR) opened the station on 14 December 1939 as the terminus of the Mugi Line which had been extended southwards from Awa-Fukui. Hiwasa became a through-station on 1 July 1942 when the line was further extended to Mugi. On 1 April 1987, with the privatization of Japanese National Railways (JNR), the successor of JGR, JR Shikoku took over control of the station.[7][8]

Surrounding area[edit]

  • Hiwasa Road Station – a highway service station located at the west entrance of the railway station. Among its facilities is a centre exhibiting and selling local products which also incorporates a post office and a tourism information centre and which also sells some types of JR rail tickets.[9][10][11]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ “Shikoku Railway Route Map” (PDF). JR Shikoku. Retrieved 23 December 2017.
  2. ^ a b “日和佐” [Hiwasa Station]. hacchi-no-he.net. Retrieved 13 February 2018.
  3. ^ a b Kawashima, Ryōzō (2013). 図説: 日本の鉄道 四国・九州ライン 全線・全駅・全配線・第1巻 四国東部エリア [Japan Railways Illustrated. Shikoku and Kyushu. All lines, all stations, all track layouts. Volume 1 Eastern Shikoku] (in Japanese). Kodansha. pp. 42, 73. ISBN 9784062951609.
  4. ^ “Hiwasa Station Timetable” (PDF). JR Shikoku. Retrieved 13 February 2018.
  5. ^ “日和佐駅” [Hiwasa Station]. jr-mars.dyndns.org. Retrieved 13 February 2018. See images of tickets sold.
  6. ^ “日和佐駅” [Hiwasa Station]. shikoku.org.uk. Retrieved 13 February 2018.
  7. ^ 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). Vol. II. Tokyo: JTB Corporation. p. 661. ISBN 4533029809.
  8. ^ 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). Vol. I. Tokyo: JTB Corporation. p. 217. ISBN 4533029809.
  9. ^ “道の駅日和佐” [Hiwasa Road Station]. Hiwasa Road Station website. Retrieved 13 February 2018.
  10. ^ “観光案内サービス” [Tourism Information Service]. www.minami-kankou.com. Retrieved 13 February 2018.
  11. ^ “日和佐” [Hiwasa]. www.sanyukai.sakura.ne.jp. Retrieved 13 February 2018.