I think two JR stations in Shizuoka have the wrong names: Abekawa and Higashi Shizuoka.
Abekawa station is not near the Abe River. On foot it would take at least 20 minutes to walk to Abe River from Abekawa station, that’s a long way.
A much better name would be Osada station. Osada is the name given to the area west of the Abe River, an area that used to be covered with rice-fields. Osada is the name given to the elementary and junior high schools in the area, also to the sports centre and the library.
And Higashi Shizuoka is not in the east of Shizuoka; actually it is slightly in the west. Kanbara is in the east of Shizuoka city. I think a better name would be Granship station.
Do you have any ideas for better names for stations, or do you think it is better not to change names?
4 thoughts on “Why do stations in Shizuoka have the wrong names?”
Any idea when Yui town becomes part of Shizuoka city?
It will grow more with Yui to come!
Good point about Higashi Shizuoka, and the former Shimizu city.
Isn’t it strange to think that Shimizu-ku is bigger than Shimizu-shi?
I totally agrree with you!
In bothe cases they are elatively new names and were requested by local politicians!
In the case of Higashi Shizuoka, it was chosen to please Shimizu who are located east of old Shizuoka City!