Train lines in Japan - Joetsu-sen

Joetsu-sen
上越線

The Joetsu-sen line is a JR East line connecting Takasaki Station in Gunma Prefecture with Miyauchi Station in Niigata Prefecture. The line continues beyond Miyauchi Station as the Shinetsu Honsen line, going through Nagaoka Station and on towards Niigata Station.

The Joetsu Shinkansen bullet train line opened in 1982 and that high speed connection follows a similar path north as the Joetsu line. There is a 1.8km stretch of track off the Joetsu Shinkansen line between Echigo Yuzawa Station and the winter-only GALA Yuzawa Station - that strech of track is actually technically part of the Joetsu line.

 
  Joetsu-sen
Station names and distances from Takasaki Station in Gunma Prefecture to Nagaoka Station in Niigata Prefecture

See also:

>> Trains in Japan
>> Regional train line connections

Regional Travel Guides:

>> Yuzawa & Minamiuonuma
>> Minakami

The small Doai Station in Minakami (located near the Tanigawadake Ropeway) is an interesting oddity - you need to walk down nearly 500 steps to get to one of the platforms!

Station name Station name in Japanese Prefecture Distance from Takasaki Station Connecting train lines 
Takasaki 高崎駅 Gunma
>>> Joetsu Shinkansen
Takasaki Tonyamachi 高崎問屋町駅 2.8km  
Ino 井野駅 4.0km  
Shin Maebashi 新前橋駅 7.3km Ryomo-sen
Gunma Soja 群馬総社駅 12.1km  
Yagihara 八木原駅 17.7km  
Shibukawa 渋川駅 21.1km Agatsuma-sen
Shikishima 敷島駅 27.5km  
Tsukuda 津久田駅 30.5km  
Iwamoto 岩本駅 36.3km  
Numata 沼田駅 41.4km  
Gokan 後閑駅 46.6km  
Kamimoku 上牧駅 53.7km  
Minakami 水上駅 59.1km  
Yubiso 湯檜曽駅 62.7km  
Doai 土合駅 69.3km  
Tsuchitaru 土樽駅 Niigata
80.1km  
Echigo Nakazato 越後中里駅 87.4km  
Iwappara Skijo Mae 岩原スキー場前駅 91.1km  
Echigo Yuzawa 越後湯沢駅 94.2km Joetsu Shinkansen
(Hokuhoku-sen)
Ishiuchi 石打駅 100.6km  
Osawa 大沢駅 104.6km  
Joetsu Kokusai Skijo Mae 上越国際スキー場前駅 105.6km  
Shiozawa 塩沢駅 107.9km  
Muikamachi 六日町駅 111.8km Hokuhoku-sen
Itsukamachi 五日町駅 118.4km  
Urasa 浦佐駅 123.9km Joetsu Shinkansen
Yairo 八色駅 127.0km  
Koide 小出駅 132.2km Tadami-sen
Echigo Horinouchi 越後堀之内駅 134.7km  
Kita Horinouchi 北堀之内駅 138.1km  
Echigo Kawaguchi 越後川口駅 142.8km Iiyama-sen
Ojiya 小千谷駅 149.4km  
Echigo Takiya 越後滝谷駅 156.6km  
Miyauchi 宮内駅 162.6km Shinetsu Honsen
Nagaoka 長岡駅 165.6km Joetsu Shinkansen

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