is a railway station on the Dosan Line
, Tokushima Prefecture
, Japan. It is operated by JR Shikoku
and has the station number "D23".
The station is served by the JR Shikoku Dosan Line and is located from the beginning of the line at .
The station, which is unstaffed, consists of two opposed side platforms serving two tracks. A timber building connected to Platform 1 serves as a waiting room. A footbridge connects to Platform 2 across the tracks.
Originally Platform 2 was an island platform with a third track on the other side but the track has now become a siding. Approaching Platform 1 from , the track branches into another siding leading to an old freight platform.
The station opened on 19 September 1931 as the terminus of the then Tokushima Main Line (now Tokushima Line). By 28 November 1938, the then Kōchi Line had been extended northwards from . The stretch from to was renamed the Dosan Line and Minawa became a station on this line and ceased to be part of the Tokushima Line. At this time the station was operated by Japanese Government Railways, later corporatised as Japanese National Railways (JNR). With the privatization of JNR on 1 April 1987, control of the station passed to JR Shikoku.
* List of Railway Stations in Japan
Category:Railway stations in Tokushima Prefecture
Category:Stations of Shikoku Railway Company
Category:Railway stations in Japan opened in 1931