Hon-kawagoe Station

Hon-Kawagoe Station
本川越駅
Hon-Kawagoe Station, September 2009
Location
Prefecture Saitama
(See other stations in Saitama)
City Kawagoe
Neighborhood etc. 1-22 Shintomi-chō
Postal code 350-0043
(in Japanese) 埼玉県川越市新富町1-22
History
Year opened 1895
Former name Kawagoe Station
Present name since 1940
Rail services
Operator(s) Seibu Railway
Line(s) Seibu Shinjuku Line
Statistics 47,138 passengers/day (FY2011)
Small bus terminal at this station

Hon-Kawagoe Station (本川越駅 Honkawagoe-eki?) is a railway station on the Seibu Shinjuku Line in Kawagoe, Saitama, Japan, operated by Seibu Railway. This is one of three main stations of the city; the other two are Kawagoe Station and Kawagoeshi Station.

Lines

Hon-Kawagoe Station is the terminus of the 47.5 km Seibu Shinjuku Line from Seibu Shinjuku Station in Tokyo.

The station is approximately 10 minutes' walk from Kawagoeshi Station on the Tōbu Tōjō Line, and 15 minutes' walk from Kawagoe Station on the JR Kawagoe Line and Tōbu Tōjō Line).

Adjacent stations

« Service »
Seibu Shinjuku Line
Sayamashi   Koedo limited express   Terminus
Sayamashi   Commuter express   Terminus
Minami-Ōtsuka   Express   Terminus
Minami-Ōtsuka   Semi express   Terminus
Minami-Ōtsuka   Local   Terminus

History

The station opened as Kawagoe Station on the Kawagoe Railway on March 21, 1895.[1] The station name was changed to the present name on July 22, 1940, following the opening of Kawagoe Station on the Kawagoe Line of Japanese Government Railways.[2]

Passenger statistics

In fiscal 2011, the station was used by an average of 47,138 passengers daily.[3]

The passenger figures for previous years are as shown below.

Fiscal year Daily average
2009 48,518[4]
2010 47,680[4]
2011 47,138[3]

Surrounding area

Stations

Civic/culture

  • Kawagoe City Office
  • Kawagoe City Museum
  • Kawagoe City Art Gallery
  • Kita-in Temple
  • Hikawa Shrine
  • Renkeiji Temple

Education

  • Saitama Prefectural Girls' High School
  • Saitama Prefectural Kawagoe High School
  • Yamamura Gakuen High School
  • Hoshino Gakuen High School & Junior High School
  • Kawagoe Technical High School[5]

Other

Bus services

The following long-distance express bus services operate from the south side of the station.

References

External links

  • Hon-Kawagoe Station information (Seibu Railway) (Japanese)
  • Hon-Kawagoe Station information (Saitama Prefectural Government) (Japanese)


Coordinates: 35°54′50″N 139°28′52″E / 35.91376389°N 139.4811833°E / 35.91376389; 139.4811833

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