Shinozuka Station is a railway station on the Tobu Koizumi Line in Ōra, Japan, operated by the private railway operator Tobu Railway. It is numbered "TI-43". Shinozuka Station is served by the Tobu Koizumi Line, is located 9.2 kilometers from the terminus of the line at Tatebayashi. Shinozuka Station has a single side platform. Shinozuka Station was opened as a station of the Koizumi Line operated by Jōshū Railway company on March 12, 1917; the Koizumi Line was purchased by Tobu Railway in 1937. A new station building was built in 2006. From 17 March 2012, station numbering was introduced on all Tobu lines, with Shinozuka Station becoming "TI-43". National Route 354 Nagara Jinja Daishin-ji Temple Tobu station information
Ryūmai Station is a railway station on the Tobu Koizumi Line in Ōta, Japan, operated by the private railway operator Tobu Railway. It is numbered "TI-46". Ryūmai Station is served by the Ōta Branch of the Tobu Koizumi Line, is located 5.7 kilometers from the terminus of the line at Ōta. Ryūmai Station has a single island platform connected to the station building by a footbridge. Ryūmai Station opened on May 10, 1942. A new station building was completed in 2008. From March 17, 2012, station numbering was introduced on all Tobu lines, with Ryūmai Station becoming "TI-47". Ōta sports complex Ōta-Ryūmai Post Office Zenkoku Tetsudo Jijo Daikenkyu ISBN 4-7942-1291-7 Ekisha Saihakken ISBN 4-533-03675-9 Tetsudo Haisen Ato o Aruku ISBN 4-533-02743-1 Tobu station information
Japan National Route 354
National Route 354 is a national highway of Japan connecting Takasaki and Hokota, Ibaraki in Japan, with a total length of 172.8 km
Tōbu Koizumi Line
The Tobu Koizumi Line, operated by the private railway operator Tobu Railway, connects Tatebayashi Station located in Tatebayashi, Gunma to Nishi-Koizumi Station located in Ōizumi, Gunma as well as Higashi-Koizumi Station in Ōizumi town to Ōta Station in Ōta, Gunma Japan. Shin-Koizumi Station - Sengoku-Kashi Station Kobugannon Station The first section of the line from Tatebayashi Station to Koizumimachi Station was opened for passenger service on March 12, 1917, operated by the Chūgen Railway, purchased by Tobu Railway company in 1937; the 3 km Sengokugashi Freight Line from Koizumimachi Station to Sengokugashi Station opened on April 13, 1939, as a freight-only branch line. Passenger services as far as Nishi-Koizumi commenced in 1941. In 1941, Higashi-Koizumi Station to Ōta Station section opened on June 1, 1941, to service the Nakajima Aircraft Company Ōta and Koizumi plants; the lines were electrified in 1943. The Nishi-Koizumi to Sengoku freight branch closed in 1976, freight services ceased on the line in 1996.
This article incorporates material from the corresponding article in the Japanese Wikipedia. Ryōzō Kawashima. Zenkoku Tetsudo Jijo Daikenkyu. Tōkyō: Sōshisha. ISBN 4-7942-1291-7. Yukiyasu Sugizaki. Ekisha Sai-hakken. Tōkyō: JTB. ISBN 4-533-03675-9. Shunzō Miyawaki. Tetsudo Haisenato o Aruku. Tōkyō: JTB. ISBN 4-533-02743-1. History of Tobu Railway
Tobu Railway Co. Ltd. is a Japanese commuter railway company in the Greater Tokyo Area as well as an intercity and regional operator in the Kantō region. Excluding the Japan Railways Group companies, Tobu's 463.3 km rail system is the second longest in Japan after Kintetsu. It serves large portions of Saitama Prefecture, Gunma Prefecture and Tochigi Prefecture, as well as northern Tokyo and western Chiba Prefecture; the Tobu corporate group is engaged in road transportation, real estate, retail. It is the largest investor in the tallest structure in Japan; the company is a member of the Mizuho keiretsu. The name "Tobu" is formed from the kanji for east and Musashi, the initial area served. Tobu is one of the oldest railway companies in Japan, it was established in November 1897 and began operation between Kita-Senju and Kuki in August 1899. The Tojo Railway was founded in 1911 as a separate company, but shared its president and head office with Tobu. Tobu was the first railway in the Kanto region to adopt quadruple tracks, on the Kita-Senju to Takenotsuka sector in 1974.
The Tobu Dobutsu Koen opened in 1981. Tobu has two isolated networks which are connected by the Chichibu Railway for ferrying of its rolling stock; the Tobu Main Line network has a tree topology starting at Asakusa Station in Tokyo, with the Isesaki line as the trunk, the Tobu Kameido Line, Daishi Line, Tobu Urban Park Line, Tobu Sano Line, Koizumi Line, Tōbu Kiryū Line, Nikkō Line forming the branches, with further branches into the Tobu Utsunomiya Line and Tobu Kinugawa Lines. It offers seat-reserved limited express services from Tokyo to Nikkō and Kinugawa; the Tojo Line runs northwest from Ikebukuro Station in Tokyo to central and western Saitama Prefecture. A branch, the Ogose Line, runs to Ogose from Sakado Station. Tobu's terminals in Tokyo are at Oshiage Station and Ikebukuro Station; the Skytree and Isesaki Lines interoperate with the Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line to serve central Tokyo, while the Tojo Line interoperates with the Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin Line, Tokyu Toyoko Line and Minatomirai Line to serve central and southwest Tokyo and Kanagawa Prefecture.
As of 1 April 2016, Tobu Railway operates a fleet of 1,890 electric multiple unit vehicles, the third largest fleet for a private railway operator in Japan after Tokyo Metro and Kintetsu. 1800 series EMU 6050 series EMU 300/350 series EMU 200/250 series EMU Ryōmō 100 series EMU Spacia 634 series EMU Skytree Train 500 series 3-car EMUs Eight new three-car 500 series EMU trains were introduced on limited express services on lines from Asakusa in 21 April 2017. 8000 series EMU 800/850 series EMU 9000 series EMU 10000 series EMU 20000 series EMU 30000 series EMU 50000 series EMU 60000 series EMU 70000 series EMU Tobu plans to operate steam-hauled tourist services on the Kinugawa Line from 10 August 2017 using JNR Class C11 steam locomotive C11 207 loaned from JR Hokkaido together with JNR Class DE10 diesel locomotive DE10 1099 purchased from JR East, a fleet of six 12 and 14 series coaches purchased from JR Shikoku, two Yo 8000 brake vans purchased from JR Freight and JR East. 1700/1720 series 5700 series 6000 series 2000 series 3000 series 5000 series 7300 series 7800 series KiHa 2000 series Tobu B1 Class 4-4-0 Tobu Group website
Gunma Prefecture is a prefecture of Japan located in the Kantō region. Its capital is Maebashi; the ancient province of Gunma was a center of the horsebreeding and trading activities for the newly immigrated continental peoples. The arrival of horses and the remains of horse-tackle coincides with the arrival of a large migration from the mainland. From this point forward, the horse became a vital part of Japanese military maneuvers displacing the older Yayoi tradition of fighting on foot; when Mount Haruna erupted in the late 6th century, Japan was still in the pre-historical phase. The Gunma Prefectural archaeology unit in 1994 was able to date the eruption through zoological anthropology at the corral sites that were buried in ash. In the past, Gunma was called Kenu Province; this was divided into Kami-tsu-ke and Shimo-tsu-ke. The area is sometimes referred to as Jomo. For most of Japanese history, Gunma was known as the province of Kozuke. In the early period of contact between western nations and Japan the late Tokugawa, it was referred to by foreigners as the "Joushu States", inside Tokugawa retainers and the Tokugawa family symbol is seen at public buildings and shrines.
The first modern silk factories were built with Italian and French assistance at Annaka in the 1870s. In the early Meiji period, in what was locally called the Gunma Incident of 1884, a bloody struggle between the idealistic democratic westernizers and the conservative Prussian-model nationalists took place in Gunma and neighboring Nagano; the modern Japanese army gunned down farmers with new repeating rifles built in Japan. The farmers in Gunma were said to be the first victims of the Murata rifle. In the twentieth century, the Japanese aviation pioneer Nakajima Chikushi of Oizumi, Gunma Prefecture, founded the Nakajima Aircraft Company. At first, he produced licensed models of foreign designs, but beginning with the all-Japanese Nakajima 91 fighter plane in 1931, his company became a world leader in aeronautical design and manufacture, with its headquarters at Ota, Gunma Ken; the factory now produces Subaru motorcars and other products under the name of Fuji Heavy Industries. In the 1930s, German architect Bruno Julius Florian Taut lived and conducted research for a while in Takasaki.
The Girard incident, which disturbed US-Japanese relations in the 1950s, occurred in Gunma in 1957, at Soumagahara Base near Shibukawa. Four modern prime ministers are from Gunma, Takeo Fukuda, Yasuhiro Nakasone, Keizo Obuchi, Yasuo Fukuda, the son of Takeo. One of only eight landlocked prefectures in Japan, Gunma is the northwestern-most prefecture of the Kantō plain. Except for the central and southeast areas, where most of the population is concentrated, it is mountainous. To the north are Niigata and Fukushima prefectures, while to the east lies Tochigi Prefecture. To the west lies Nagano Prefecture, Saitama Prefecture is to the south; some of the major mountains in Gunma are Mount Akagi, Mount Haruna, Mount Myōgi, Mount Nikkō-Shirane and Mount Asama, located on the Nagano border. Major rivers include the Tone River, the Agatsuma River, the Karasu River; as of 1 April 2012, 14% of the total land area of the prefecture was designated as Natural Parks, namely Jōshin'etsu-kōgen, Nikkō, Oze National Parks and Myōgi-Arafune-Saku Kōgen Quasi-National Park.
Twelve cities are located in Gunma Prefecture: These are the towns and villages in each district: Because Gunma is situated in inland Japan, the difference in temperature in the summer compared to the winter is large, there is less precipitation. This is because of the kara-kaze, a strong, dry wind which occurs in the winter when the snow falls on the coasts of Niigata; the wind carrying clouds with snow are obstructed by the Echigo Mountains, it snows there, although the high peaks do not let the wind go past them. For this reason, the wind changes into the kara-kaze. Climate in Maebashi Average yearly precipitation: 1,163 mm Average yearly temperature: 14.2 degrees Celsius Gunma's modern industries include transport equipment and electrical equipment, concentrated around Maebashi and the eastern region nearest Tokyo. More traditional industries include agriculture. Gunma's major agricultural products include konjacs. Gunma produces 90% of Japan's konjacs, two-thirds of the farms in the village of Tsumagoi are cabbage farms.
The city of Ōta is famous for car industry, notably the Subaru factory. Gunma has a traditional card game called Jomo Karuta. Kiyoshi Ogawa, a Kamikaze pilot who led the attack on the USS Bunker Hill was born in Gunma; as of 2018, Gunma is home to eleven of Japan's over thirty Melody Roads. 2,559 grooves cut into a 175-meter stretch of the road surface in Katashina transmit a tactile vibration through the wheels into the car body. When driven over at 50 km/h it produces the melody of "Memories of Summer"; the other roads can be found in Minakami, Kanna, Kusatsu, Nakanojo, Takasaki and Maebashi. Each is of a differing length; the songs range from the regional folk song “Kusatsu-Bushi” in Kusatsu to “When You Wish Upon a Star” in Takayama and “Oh My Darling Clementine” in Tsumagoi. Naganohara used to be home to a Melody Road playing “Aj, lučka lučka siroka”, though the road in question was paved over in 2013 due to noise complaints. Isesaki Jobu University - Isesaki Campus Tokyo University of Social Welfare - Isesaki Campus Maebashi Gunma University Maebashi Institute of Technology
Koizumimachi Station is a railway station on the Tobu Koizumi Line in Ōizumi, Japan, operated by the private railway operator Tobu Railway. It is numbered "TI-45". Koizumimachi Station is served by the Tobu Koizumi Line, is located 11.9 kilometers from the terminus of the line at Tatebayashi. Koizumimachi Station has a single side platform connected to the station building by a footbridge. Koizumimachi Station was opened as a station of the Koizumi Line operated by Jōshū Railway company on March 12, 1917; the Koizumi Line was purchased by Tobu Railway in 1937. From March 17, 2012, station numbering was introduced on all Tobu lines, with Koizumimachi Station becoming "TI-45". Site of Koizumijo Castle Ōizumi Post Office Koizumi shrine Ōizumi High School Zenkoku Tetsudo Jijo Daikenkyu ISBN 4-7942-1291-7 Ekisha Saihakken ISBN 4-533-03675-9 Tetsudo Haisen Ato o Aruku ISBN 4-533-02743-1 Tobu station information