Muikamachi Station


November 28, 2021

Muikamachi Station is a station of the East Japan Railway Company (JR East) and Hokuetsu Express, located in Muikamachi, Minamiuonuma City, Niigata Prefecture.

Boarding route

The Joetsu Line of JR East and the Hokuhoku Line of Hokuetsu Express are on board. The Hokuhoku Line starts from this station, but it operates directly to Echigo Yuzawa Station via the Joetsu Line.


1923 (Taisho 12) November 18: Joetsu Kita Line (currently Joetsu Line) Urasa-Opened as a general station when the Shiozawa section opens. Around September 1964: Completed the hot spring hand-washing room. January 20, 1984 (Showa 59): The handling of car cargo is abolished and it becomes a passenger station. March 14, 1985: The handling of ticks will be abolished. April 1, 1987: With the privatization of the JNR division, it becomes a station of JR East. 1996 (Heisei 8) December 6: Opened "View Plaza Muikamachi" in the shopping center in front of the station. December 18: The current station building is completed. March 22, 1997: The Hokuetsu Express Hokuhoku Line opens. 2009 (Heisei 21) March 14: Due to the introduction of CTC on the Joetsu Line, the placement of operating personnel will be abolished. March 31: Due to outsourcing, the stationmaster position will be abolished on this day. April 1: JNB JR Niigata Business accepts station operations from this day (outsourcing). March 14, 2015: The limited express "Hakutaka" will be abolished due to the timetable revision accompanying the opening of the Hokuriku Shinkansen between Nagano Station and Kanazawa Station, and there will be no regular limited express trains that stop at this station. March 26, 2016: Some trains of the super-fast "Snow Rabbit" will start to stop.

Station structure

It is a ground station with a single platform on one side and one line and an island platform on two sides and four lines, and has a Hashigami station building. It is a business consignment station managed by Echigo Yuzawa Station, and JR Niigata Business (JNB) is outsourced to the station business. Although it is a shared station of the two companies, JR East is fully entrusted with the station operations of Hokuetsu Express. Manned ticket gate in the station building, green window (business hours 7:00-17:50), touch panel type automatic ticket vending machine, waiting room, 1st floor outside the ticket gate and 2nd floor inside the ticket gate, on the dressing room and concourse A platform display and an operation information display for the Hokuhoku line are installed. In addition, as a barrier-free measure, there are three elevators that connect the concourse inside the ticket gate to each platform. The free passage "Muikamachi Station Free Passage" is managed by Minami Uonuma City, and the station building is located on the second floor facing the free passage. The city established and operated the "Muikamachi Station Free Passage / Symbol Space Ordinance" in 1998 (Heisei 10) during the former Muikamachi era before the merger, with the aim of fostering the moisture of citizens and station users. Is going. In addition to the museum "Shiko Munakata Art Station" on the 1st floor of the east exit, there is an information center of the Muikamachi Tourism Association, where you can rent a bicycle "Satoyama Minicle". In addition, as a barrier-free measure, one elevator is installed at each entrance on both the east exit side and the west exit side.


There are no regular trains departing from or arriving at Line 2. On the Hokuhoku Line, some of the first trains from this station depart from Line 4. When passing through the super-fast "Snow Rabbit" on the Hokuhoku Line, use Line 3 for Naoetsu and Line 1 for Echigo Yuzawa. . . . . . .


JR East

According to JR East, the average number of passengers per day in 2020 (Reiwa 2) is 1,209. The changes since 2000 (Heisei 12) are as follows.

Hokuetsu Express

Around the station

There are hot spring facilities and inns in Muikamachi Onsen on the east and west sides of the station. For details, see #External link map.

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