A wooden station building full of students
This is an unmanned station with two opposing platforms serving two tracks. It operated as “Miyanoshita” Station during the Uwajima Railways Era, but the prefix “Iyo” was added to the name after nationalization in order to differentiate it from other Japanese National Railways stations and from the Hakone Tozan Railway Miyanoshita Station. The wooden station building was refurbished in 1933 (Showa 8) when nearby railway facilities such as government-owned residences were also demolished. The station is located in central Mima Town, close to many elementary, middle, and high schools, so the station is crowded with students during morning and evening rush hours. Additionally, the curving platform is a special feature of the station where many train fans come to take pictures of the passing trolley train or the sight of two trains passing each other. Incidentally, you can buy local side dishes or bento boxes at the agricultural co-op (functions as a supermarket for rural areas) right next door.
General Information About the Station
|Location||Ehime Prefecture, Uwajima City, Mima Town, Miyanoshita|
|Opening Date||October 18, 1914 (Taisho 3)|
|Number of Platforms||2 platforms, 2 tracks|