Utsunomiya Station

Utsunomiya Station

Utsunomiya Station
Station and the connecting pedestrian walkway
Prefecture Tochigi
(See other stations in Tochigi)
City Utsunomiya
Opened 1885
Rail services
Operator(s) JR East
Line(s) Tōhoku Shinkansen
Yamagata Shinkansen
Tohoku Main Line
Nikkō Line
Large bus terminal(s) attached to the station

Utsunomiya Station (宇都宮駅 Utsunomiya-eki) is a railway station in Utsunomiya, Tochigi, Japan, operated by the East Japan Railway Company (JR East).

Tōbu Utsunomiya Station is located 1.6 km west of this station.


  • Lines 1
  • Platforms 2
  • History 3
  • Passenger statistics 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6


Utsunomiya Station is served by the following JR East lines.


Shinkansen platform

The elevated Shinkansen platforms are designed to handle 16-car trains. Inbound and Outbound trains have their own platform. An additional two through (passing) tracks (lines 2 and 3) are located between the platforms.

The platforms for local trains are a combination of both island and individual platforms, designed to handle 15-car trains. A side track (often used for freight trains) is located between platforms 5 and 7.

LED information signboards are located on the 2nd-floor concourse both outside and within the ticket gates. Further LED signboards are located on each individual platform.

Platform Line Towards
1 Tōhoku Shinkansen Nasushiobara, Fukushima, Sendai, and Morioka
Yamagata Shinkansen Yamagata and Shinjō
4 Tokyo-bound Shinkansen Ōmiya, Ueno, and Tokyo
5 Nikkō Line Kanuma, Imaichi, and Nikkō
7 to 10 Utsunomiya Line (Tōhoku Main Line) Yaita, Nasushiobara, Kuroiso (Some trains provide direct through service to the Karasuyama Line
Utsunomiya Line (Tōhoku Main Line) Oyama, Ōmiya, Ueno (Some trains provide direct through service to the Ryōmō Line at Oyama
Shōnan-Shinjuku Line Ōmiya, Ikebukuro, Shinjuku, Shibuya, Yokohama, Zushi (Direct through service to the Yokosuka Line)


  • July 16, 1885: Station opens on what is now the Tōhoku Main Line.
  • June 1, 1890: Nikkō Line begins operation
  • June 23, 1982: Tōhoku Shinkansen begins operation
  • November 18, 2001: Introduction of Suica-enabled ticket gates.
  • October 12, 2003: Introduction of Suica-enabled ticket gates for Shinkansen passes.
  • January 29, 2008: Introduction of Suica-only ticket gates.

Passenger statistics

The east side of Utsunomiya Station

In fiscal 2008, Utsunomiya Station was used by an average of 35,416 passengers daily (boarding passengers only).[1]


  1. ^ "Utsunomiya Station" (PDF). JR East (in 日本語). 

External links

  • Utsunomiya Station information (JR East) (Japanese)