Hon-Chiba Station

at 中央区長洲1-30-1, Chiba-shi, 260-0854

Hon-Chiba Station
Chiba-shi , Chiba 260-0854
Contact Phone
P: 043-225-8970


is a railway station on the Sotobō Line operated by the East Japan Railway Company (JR East), located in Chūō-ku, Chiba, Japan.HistoryHon-Chiba is among the older stations of Japan, having opened as on the Bōsō Railway on February 25, 1896. It was renamed to its present name on January 28, 1902. On September 1, 1907, the Bōsō Railway was nationalized and became part of the Japanese Government Railways, which was transformed into the Japan National Railways (JNR) after World War II. At the time of its construction, Hon-Chiba Station was located close to present day Keisei Chiba-Chūō Station, but it was heavily damaged in World War II, and subsequently moved to its current location on February 1, 1958. In 1972 Emperor Hirohito uses this station while on his way to inspect the Chiba Prefectural Cancer Center. The station became part of the JR East network upon the privatization of the Japan National Railways (JNR) on April 1, 1987.LinesEast Japan Railway CompanySotobō LineUchibō Line

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