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It is a name given to railroad line which is operated by the JR East Railway Company and interlinks Tokyo City to Kurihama and spreads around 73.3 km long. Albeit in fact the Yokosuka line is said to be the 23 km portion of the railroad between Ofuna Station and Kurihama Station, the whole 73.3-kilometer stretch is generally alluded to as the Yokosuka line anyway. All neighborhood trains stop at each station along the path amid the Yokosuka Line.The trains that run on the Yokosuka line has a most extreme pace of 120 k/h while the main portion of what we call Yokosuka line has a greatest maximum train speed of 95 k/h, going as moderate as 65 k/h in a few zones. Here are some Stations You Must Visit in Yokosuka Line.
1 . Ofuna Station
Situated in Kamakura, Ofuna Station is one of the oldest station opened on November 1, 1888, and is served by Shonan-Shinjuku Line, Tokaido Main Line, Yokosuka Line, and Negishi Line. Beach lovers and others set out toward Enoshima may get the Shonan Monorail from Ofuna. There are a number of stunning places adjacent the station like Buddhist caves of the medieval period, mammoth type statue of Kannon which is known as the Buddhist goddess of kindness. Ofuna Flower Center is additionally an incredible spot situated around 1 km from Station.
2 . Kita-Kamakura Station
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Situated around 2.3 Km from Ofuna Station, Kita-Kamakura Station is located nearby of the popular temple of Kamakura and vacationer can go for the Big Buddha trek which is an exquisite lush course, there are various spots on the way where you can enjoy a picnic, and the hike is somewhat moderate. The station is likewise found adjacent Buddhist temples to be specific Tōkei-ji, Kenchō-ji, and Engaku-ji.
3 . Kamakura Station
Served by Shonan-Shinjuku Line and Yokosuka Line, Kamakura Station is also used as the station for Enoshima Electric Railway. Kamakura is an acclaimed visitor destination so there are numerous additional trains at weekends and occasions. The town includes various temples, sanctums, and other chronicled landmarks. Most guests scramble toward the Great Buddha and stop off at Hase Kannon in transit; these sights can be extremely swarmed on weekends.
4 . Zushi Station
Situated around 8.4 km from Ofuna Station, Zushi Station has one island platform and one platform which serves three tracks. It is regularly visited by tourists and locals for its shoreline, marina, and summer occasions. Visitors can visit a crescent-shaped beach called as Zushi Beach around a few kilometers in length and one can see Mount Fuji on a sunny morning from the south end of the shoreline. It is around 10-15min walk from Zushi Station.
5 . Yokosuka Station
Opened on June 16, 1889, Yokosuka Station comprises of three platforms . Yokosuka has since a long time ago had influence in Japan’s maritime history. Tourist can visit Kurihama Flower World which is prestigious for its 1 million sprouting poppies from Mid-May to Mid-June, and wonderful cosmos blossoms from September to mid-October.
6. Kinugasa Station
The station has two tracks and one island platform associated with the station working by an underpass. Travelers can visit Kinugasayama Park which is one of the best spots to appreciate Hanami in Japan. Toward the end of March to the beginning of April, there is Sakura celebration, and numerous individuals visit here for Hanami party. Amid this period, there are numerous lights, and they are up until the morning. The recreation center additionally has remains of Kinugasa Castle.
7 . Kurihama Station
Situated around 24 km from Ofuna Station, Kurihama Station has only one island platform associated with the station working by an overpass.Tourist can visit Kurihama Flower World which is prestigious for its 1 million sprouting poppies from Mid-May to Mid-June, and wonderful cosmos blossoms from September to mid-October.
Since the line connects Tokyo with many other famous tourist destinations, Yokosuka Line is traveled frequently by tourist and locals. Many of this station have numerous tourist destinations and various facilities like restaurants and few shops where you can spend some time while waiting for trains.
Have a good trip and travel!