Tokawa Station

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Tokawa Station

外川駅
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The station exterior and forecourt in October 2015
General information
Location2-10636 Tokawa-machi, Chōshi-shi, Chiba-ken 288-0014
Japan
Coordinates 35°41′57″N140°51′25″E / 35.69917°N 140.85694°E / 35.69917; 140.85694
Operated by Choshi Electric Railway
Line(s) Choshi Electric Railway Line
Distance6.4 km from Chōshi
Platforms1 (1 side platform)
Tracks1
Construction
ParkingYes
Other information
Station codeCD10
History
Opened5 July 1923 (1923-07-05)
Passengers
FY2010209 daily
Services
Preceding station Choshi Electric Railway Following station
Inuboh
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towards Chōshi
Chōshi Electric Railway Line Terminus
Location
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Tokawa
Location within Chiba Prefecture
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Tokawa (Japan)

Tokawa Station (外川駅, Tokawa-eki) is a railway station on the privately operated Chōshi Electric Railway Line in Chōshi, Chiba, Japan.

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Lines

Tokawa Station forms the southern terminus of the Chōshi Electric Railway Line from Chōshi and is a distance of 6.4 km (4.0 mi) from Chōshi Station. [1]

Station layout

Track layout

Inuboh

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As of 2013, the station is staffed, [1] and consists of a side platform serving a single track, with a run-around loop used as a storage siding. [2]

History

Tokawa Station opened on 5 July 1923. [1] [3]

Passenger statistics

In fiscal 2010, the station was used by an average of 209 passengers daily (boarding passengers only). [4] The passenger figures for previous years are as shown below.

Fiscal yearDaily average
2007150 [5]
2008242 [6]
2009232 [7]
2010209 [4]

Surrounding area

Eight fishing lanes

Close to Tokawa Station, there are eight historical lanes leading down the hill to the sea and fishing harbour. These are named as follows, from east to west. [8]

Film location

The station building has been used as a filming location, including the 1985 NHK TV drama series Miotsukushi (澪つくし). [2]

See also

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