Shuri Station (首里駅, Shuri-eki) is a railway station on the Okinawa Urban Monorail (Yui Rail) located in Naha, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan. The station was originally planned to be named Tera Station (汀良駅, Tera-eki) after the neighborhood within Shuri, but opened as Shuri Station on August 10, 2003. It serves the center of downtown Shuri, Shuri Castle, and its environs.

Shuri Station

首里駅
Shuri Station Okinawa.jpg
A concourse
LocationShuriterachō 3 Chōme, Naha, Okinawa
(那覇市首里汀良町3丁目)
Japan
Operated byOkinawa City Monorail Logo.png Okinawa Urban Monorail
Line(s) Okinawa Urban Monorail Line
History
Opened2003

Although a terminus, the station is designed much like all the others on the Okinawa Urban Monorail. It is elevated high above the street, and has two platforms with one track each, though at the present time only Platform #2 is in use and accessible to the public. Plans are currently[when?] being considered to extend the line; due to the design of the station, with its second, currently unused platform, it will not need to be destroyed or drastically renovated to accommodate this.

The chime played to announce trains' arrival and departure is the traditional Okinawan nursery rhyme Akata Sunduchi.[citation needed]

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Service
Gibo   Okinawa Urban Monorail   Terminus

Coordinates: 26°13′09″N 127°43′32″E / 26.219221°N 127.725506°E / 26.219221; 127.725506