Kusatsu Station (Shiga)

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Kusatsu Station
JR Kusatsu Station West Side.jpg
Kusatsu Station west entrance in October 2007
Location 1-1-16 Shibukawa, Kusatsu-shi, Shiga-ken
Coordinates 35°01′20″N 135°57′42″E / 35.022351°N 135.961733°E / 35.022351; 135.961733Coordinates: 35°01′20″N 135°57′42″E / 35.022351°N 135.961733°E / 35.022351; 135.961733
Operated by JR logo (west).svg JR West
Platforms 3 island platforms
Tracks 8
Other information
Website Official website
Opened 1 July 1889 (1889-07-01)
Kusatsu Station is located in Japan
Kusatsu Station
Kusatsu Station
Location within Japan

Kusatsu Station (草津駅, Kusatsu-eki) is a railway station in the city of Kusatsu, Shiga Prefecture, Japan, operated by West Japan Railway Company (JR West).


Kusatsu Station is served by the Tokaido Line (Biwako Line) and the Kusatsu Line.

Station layout

Kusatsu Station east entrance in October 2007

The station has three island platforms serving two tracks each and two tracks without platforms. The station has a "Midori no Madoguchi" staffed ticket office.


1  Kusatsu Line for Kibukawa and Tsuge
2  Kusatsu Line for Kibukawa and Tsuge
 Biwako Line from the Kusatsu Line for Kyoto and Osaka
3  Biwako Line for Kyoto and Osaka
limited express Biwako Express, Hida for Kyoto and Osaka
Kansai Airport limited express Haruka for Kansai Airport
4  Biwako Line for Kyoto and Osaka
5  Biwako Line for Maibara and Nagahama
6  Biwako Line for Maibara and Nagahama
limited express Haruka, Biwako Express for Maibara
limited express Hida for Takayama
 Kusatsu Line from Biwako Line for Kibukawa and Tsuge

Adjacent stations

« Service »
Tokaido Line (Biwako Line)
Moriyama   Special Rapid   Minami-Kusatsu
Rittō   Local   Minami-Kusatsu
Kusatsu Line
Tehara   Local   Terminus


The station opened on 1 July 1889. With the privatization of Japanese National Railways (JNR) on 1 April 1987, the station came under the control of JR West.

Surrounding area



  • Hotel Boston Plaza Kusatsu

See also

External links

  • Official website (in Japanese)
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